|November 10, 2015
In the late 1970s Art Vuolo picked up a 30 lb Sony Betamax portable VCR and camera marched into radio stations all across the country. Four decades later, Art Vuolo’s video library “A History of the American Disc Jockey” is set to become a permanent fixture at The National Radio Hall of Fame, located within the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.
This future exhibit, “A History of the American DJ,” spearheaded by Chicago broadcasting executives John Gehron/AccuRadio, Lisa Miller/Miller Broadcast Management, and Harv Blain/Vallie Richards Donovan Consulting, will highlight nearly 40 years of “Radio’s Best Friend” Art Vuolo’s recordings of on-air banter and a behind-the-scenes look at over 700 Disc Jockeys from coast to coast, including many of radio's most creative personalities.
Art Vuolo said, “I am honored to present my video library to The National Radio Hall of Fame at The Museum of Broadcast Communications and am absolutely overwhelmed with the support of the radio industry.”
This radio treasure trove of over 1,000 videos will be available for viewing at the Museum for aspiring radio talent, management and students along with fans, friends, family and the curious; all of whom will get a rare look into people behind the mic. Videos of the personalities will also be available for purchase.
National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig Kitchin and 2015 Hall of Fame inductees Elvis Duran and Tom Griswold plus hundreds of other talent, management and owners, have expressed their support for this valuable and unique exhibit.
Kitchin remarked “The trust Art Vuolo created between himself and hundreds of radio personalities while capturing their on air magic in video form has turned into a treasure trove of memories everyone should be able to see. Many personalities are in the National Radio Hall of Fame; many more are deserved of nomination. The collection of work should be heard and seen by all who are interested”.
Contributions are now being accepted to purchase the video library, curate “A History of the American DJ” exhibit and maintain its content. Companies or individuals may send donations via PayPal or by sending a check to:
“History of the DJ”
P.O. Box 10130
Chicago, IL 60610
For more information interested persons can visit www.facebook.com/HistoryoftheDJ