Jacobs Media Honors Dr. Demento As 'Most Innovative'
October 31, 2014 at 4:25 AM (PT)
Each week, JACOBS MEDIA honors an "innovative" member of our business. This week, they've chosen BARRY HANSEN. Who's he?
"With this edition of Radio’s Most Innovative falling on HALLOWEEN," blogs JACOBS, "it only seemed appropriate to look for an innovation that’s a bit out of the ordinary. So today we’re shining the light on BARRY HANSEN, a musicologist with a Master’s degree from UCLA, who wound up making an unusual and indelible mark on radio.
"Maybe you don’t know BARRY by his given name. But chances are, you’ve heard of DR. DEMENTO.
"BARRY made his mark in radio featuring 'Fish Heads,' 'Dead Puppies,' and 'Flying Purple People Eaters' -- the one-eyed, one-horned variety of course. His radio career spans more than four decades, during which he’s been known to most by his alter ego, DR. DEMENTO, host of a weekly expedition into 'mad music and crazy comedy'.”