Peter Cavanaugh's 'Local DJ' Turns 10
August 27, 2012 at 3:57 AM (PT)
Ten years ago saw the release of the book, "LOCAL DJ," written by PETER C. CAVANAUGH. A prominently featured DJ in CLEVELAND'S ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME, the former broadcast executive helped pioneer the evolution of FM radio in the US. Along the way he helped launch the careers of BOB SEGER, TED NUGENT, ALICE COOPER and many others.
Beginning in 1957 with his start in the biz in SYRACUSE at the age of sixteen, LOCAL DJ covers CAVANAUGH'S adventures through the years, promoting and producing literally hundreds of early concerts with the likes of CHUCK BERRY, ROLLING STONES, JIMI HENDRIX, THE WHO, BOB SEGER, TED NUGENT, ALICE COOPER, KISS and so on, as well as running a seven-station radio group that included the top-rated Rock stations in the country.
CAVANAUGH, who lives semi-retired in OAKHURST, CA along with his wife EILEEN said, "With the astounding new technologies available for such an exercise, I thought it would be interesting to create a digital "Tenth Anniversary Edition." It updates the original hard cover copy with substantially increased content, pictures, links and about 30,000 additional words which were left out of the print edition due to space limitations."
AMAZON offers a KINDLE version and the book is also available in nine other formats at www.smashwords.com.