MORE FROM MAL REDING:
I worked at WYEP in the mid to late 1970s presenting under the name John Huntley-Marshall
and later my real name Mal Reding. I presented two shows, Over The Blue Horizon
and Le Claire Lumiere.
They were happy days. The steelers won the Super Bowl three times and Jimmy Roach was
programme director and morning show host at DVE before being muscled out during a strike.
In fact he tried to hire me at the time but things didn't work out and a work permit was
never granted. I ended up producing and presenting a syndicated radio show, Over the
Blue Horizon at DVE and WSHH before moving to Philly, (WIOQ, WYSP and WMMR). In 1979
I returned to the UK where I became a presenter on LBC (London Broadcasting) and in 1985
a correspondent for the NBC's The Source young-adult radio network/feeds where I
remained until 1997.
I remember covering Live Aid and watched the entire lineup of performers rehearse
Do They Know Its Christmas by candlelight when the power failed at Wembley
Stadium in London.
I got to interview George, Paul and Ringo but sadly not John, but I did have the
same lawyer as John.
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