ROGER W MORGAN
Roger W. Morgan is one of Nebraska's
premier disc jockeys,
and a radio legend. Roger
joined Omaha's KOIL radio in the late sixties,
moving to Nebraska from stations
in Oregon. With Morgan, KOIL became a
midwest hot spot for local
rock 'n roll bands, helping to bring many groups
like The Rumbles, The
Smoke Ring, Zager and Evans and The
to national recording prominence.
"I never meant to become a radio
personality"' Roger was quoted
in a recent interview. "I was hired as a
"gofer" when I was still in
high school, and the owner came in one day
and fired the entire staff.
The only reason I wasn't a victim was because
I was out in the field behind
the station burning trash. The owner
asked if I knew how to handle
the on air duties, and although I'd never
been in the control room,
I was given the opportunity to run the place solo
for about a week. That's all
it took. I was hooked!"
In 1974 and 1975, Roger was featured
in 14 episodes of the ABC television
show, "The Streets of San
Francisco" starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas,
and had a cameo role in the
Clint Eastwood film, "The Enforcer."
It was in Omaha that Roger came
up with the idea to "Morganize" his
listeners. The feature caught
on and Morganizing is still a main
element on his daily radio
program heard on Oldies 99.9, KGOR.
1998 marks Roger's 40th year in