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Wolfman Jack
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Radio Personality
    (January 21, 1939-July 1, 1995)
    Birth Name is Robert Weston Smith
    DJ at WYOU [Newport News VA] 1960 - Daddy Jules, KCIJ [Shreveport LA] 1961 - Big Smith with the Records, XERF [Del Rio TX - Ciudad Acuna, Mexico] 1963, KUXL [Minneapolis] 1964 - Bob Smith, XERF, XEG, XERB Simulcast [Mexico to US] 1965, XERB [LA/San Diego - Tijuana, Mexico] 1966, XPRS [LA/San Diego - Tijuana, Mexico] 1971, KDAY [LA] 1972, WNEW-FM [NY] 1973, WNBC [NY] 1973, KRTH [LA] 1976, KRLA [LA] 1984, XTRA [LA/San Diego - Tijuana, Mexico] 1987, Liberty Radio Network - HQ: WXTR [Washington DC] 1995
    Announcer for NBC-TV's 'Midnight Special' (8½ years)
    Acted in 'Seven Minutes (1971),' 'American Graffiti (1973),' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978),' 'Hanging on a Star (1978),' 'More American Graffiti (1979),' 'Motel Hell (1980),' 'Mortuary Academy (1988),' 'The Return of Bruno (1988)' and 'Midnight (1989)'
    Wrote his autobiography 'Have Mercy! Wolfman Jack, The Original Rock 'n' Roll Animal' (1995)
    Pictured with Don Imus and Howard Stern
    He broadcasted illegally from Mexico into the U.S.
    He had a gravel voice more irritating than Rod Stewart & Tom Waits combined.
    The Canadian band 'Guess Who,' made a miserable tribute song titled 'Clap For The Wolfman' (1974).
    He wore a goatee before it became stylish.
    He had a cult following without benefit of any discernable talent.
    He made over 80 network television appearances and more than 2,800 personal appearances (talk about over saturation).
    He was an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church and is officially known as 'Reverend Jack.'
    He sold door-to-door, everything from encyclopedias to Fuller brushes.
    He spent his nights studying complicated mathematics needed to obtain his radio engineering license.
    He opened an integrated dance club in Newport News, VA., not especially popular in 1961.
    He got the attention of the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and threats were made, ending in a cross burning on the lawn of his house.
    He was inducted into the Radio Hall Of Fame (1996).
    He was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame (April 20, 1999).
    He died of a heart attack at 56, almost immediately after returning home from a promotional tour for his autobiography.
    He entered his house, hugged his wife, said 'Oh, it is so good to be home!,' and literally died in his wife's arms.
    Research: Tim Howard
    In 2018, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 121 Votes: 57.85% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 94 Votes: 48.94% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 72 Votes: 52.78% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 15.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 42 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 127 Votes: 36.22% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 39 Votes: 48.72% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 103 Votes: 46.60% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 143 Votes: 55.94% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 241 Votes: 48.55% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 267 Votes: 43.45% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 584 Votes: 50.17% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1927 Votes: 51.01% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 605 Votes: 65.12% Annoying
 
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