Dennis Elsas Remembers
September 12, 2011 at 2:02 PM (PT)
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK afternoon drive host DENNIS ELSAS will share stories about his four-decade career as a DJ, interviewer, commentator and music fan with NEW YORKERS throughout this fall on his show under the moniker of "Rock 'N Roll Never Forgets."
ELSAS will also present an in-person version of "Rock 'N Roll Never Forgets" at 92Y TRIBECA on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4th at 7p. In this presentation, he will share highlights of interviews with artist such as JOHN LENNON and ELTON JOHN, and reflect on growing up with Top 40 AM radio and his unique perspective as a pioneer of the progressive FM radio revolution.
Further, ELSAS will expand more about the role media and radio played in bringing rock into the mainstream when he teaches a graduate course at FORDHAM this fall. The course, titled "The Rock Revolution in Music and Media," will examine the technologies, personalities and artists of the music of the 1960s, how it changed the world and still influences American culture today.
ELSAS will also explore the evolution of media -- from transistor radios to iPods, AM to FM through the rise of MTV - and the musical careers each medium launched.