Wolfman Jack, born Robert Weston Smith in 1938, exemplified the meaning of “legendary” in different ways over the course of his career. In radio, Wolfman Jack was legendary for promoting a type of music banned from AM airwaves in the early 1960s: rhythm and blues. Broadcasting from a powerful station across the US-Mexico border, Wolfman Jack paired the music he adored with his on-air personality, demonstrated with impromptu howls, for the entertainment of tens of thousands.

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