Florida, United States
Not too many people are more into radio than Joel. The son of a radio operator in WWII, Joel, together with his dad, built a crystal radio at age 6. "From the first moment I heard the sounds of super-station WABC-NY in the headphones, I knew that would be my life long passion." Loving the music, and tracking the weekly Top Ten surveys all through the sixties, It was one Saturday afternoon in December of 1968 that Joel managed to get the chance to be invited into the studio during a radio show of DJ Dan Ingram, "regarded by many as the best Top 40 DJ of all time", according to Wikipedia. Totally hooked, Joel went off to college and became involved with the University of Hartford radio station WWUH-FM, starting as a production assistant, until eventually he was recruited as Station Manager his senior year.
Reaching young adulthood precisely at the dawn of the disco age, Joel hung out at small clubs, listening to what was referred to at the time as 'bar music". This was the mid '70s.