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Frankie “Hollywood” Crocker

todayMarch 22, 2024 4

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In the annals of New York radio history, Frankie “Hollywood” Crocker remains an indelible figure. Beginning in Buffalo, he later made waves at WWRL and WMCA, establishing himself as a trailblazer in urban contemporary radio at WBLS-FM. As the program director, Crocker’s boastful on-air persona and off-air flamboyance earned him the moniker “Chief Rocker.”

Frankie Crocker, who passed away in 2000 at the age of 62, left an enduring legacy as a radio legend. Coined for his showmanship and marketing savvy, he pioneered a format that defined an era. His distinctive style and unparalleled contributions ensure that Frankie “Hollywood” Crocker remains a true icon in the world of radio.


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