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Before Radio: 1921-1942 →

Born Albert James Freed on December 15, 1921, near Johnstown, Pennsylvania…

Radio Broadcast: 1943-1949 →

After 4 months on WKST in New Castle Pennsylvania, Freed was hired on February 8, 1943 at WKBN Youngstown, Ohio…

Moondog: 1950-1954 →

During Freed’s reign as King of the Moon Dogs on WJW, Cleveland, Freed hosted live dance parties. March 21, 1952 was later crowned “The Moondog Coronation Ball”….

Rock ‘n’ Roll: 1954-1959 →

On August 10, 1954, Freed signed confirmation of agreement with WINS in New York, N.Y.…

Payola: 1959-1962 →

The Boston Riots spawned Freed’s Subpoena by the Grand Jury of the State of New York on November 27, 1959…

Finale: 1962-1965 →

On December 10, 1962, in New York, Freed pleaded guilty to Penal Law, Section 439…

Legacy: 1965-Present →

As of August 5, 2014, Alan Freed’s final resting place is at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland…