JoJo Cookin' kicks off your weekend
May 8, 2013 9:55 PM   Subscribe

I could watch this forever and I don't know why. It is a stimulant.
posted by not_on_display at 10:06 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

It's like the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead of drive time.
posted by dhartung at 10:11 PM on May 8, 2013

Hang the DJ, hang the DJ...
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:16 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

Now all you


... around the worrrrrrld...

(And I was really hoping for some freeze-motion air-drumming during Workin For The Weekend)
posted by ShutterBun at 10:38 PM on May 8, 2013

Back in the '80s, they had this thing called "cocaine" and watching people loaded on it could be quite unpleasant.
posted by littlemanclan at 10:52 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

God, this reminds me of waking up to crazytime early '80s FM radio in grade school. I love it.
posted by mykescipark at 11:32 PM on May 8, 2013


That was awesome. Especially how he made Cameo's "OHH" the "oh" in "Q one-oh-six".
posted by Team of Scientists at 1:02 AM on May 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

Also awesome: "My attitude is [strikes 'tude pose] showing."
posted by Team of Scientists at 1:04 AM on May 9, 2013

Kincaid is not just a brilliant on-air talent, he's also a self-taught audio and RF engineer--at the age of 8 he dismantled radios to learn how they work, and by 12 had hacked together a transmitter and started a pirate radio station that reached the edge of his neighborhood. By 17, still broadcasting from his bedroom, his homegrown station reached a 15-mile radius, beyond the city limits. On January 2, 1968, he was visited by the FCC, who confiscated his equipment and shut down his station. Undaunted, he picked up a part-time shift after school hours at the local radio station and, by 18, was music director at WDAT in Daytona Beach. One year later, he was program director and morning host at Ocala's WWKE.

You can check out more of his airchecks on his SoundCloud page, including rare praise for a Top 40 DJ from Howard Stern.

Here's another aircheck on YouTube from 1989, as well as a recent hour-long interview.

In the YouTube comments, Kincaid revealed he's newly retired: "I recently hung up the headphones on the exact day of my´╗┐ 44th anniversary in Radio. It's been a helluva ride and more fun than I ever imagined. The only drug involved was love....of the music and the art of on-air execution. JoJo"
posted by prinado at 2:38 AM on May 9, 2013 [5 favorites]

Radio is a hell of a drug. Time to kick back with some Frankie Crocker.
posted by Kinbote at 3:16 AM on May 9, 2013

This did something very difficult - made me miss 80s pop radio. It was cheeseball, but much better than the consolidated, corporate pop radio we've got today.
posted by Miko at 7:04 PM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

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