A Tribute to Bwana Johnny
"Love you all and thanks for making it all worthwhile. "
A quote from: [Bwana Johnny Says Hello]
Bwana Johnny autograph
Thanks to Nancy Zc
A couple of Bwana Johnny articles from Miami - 1974
Thanks to Mark Young
Hi, my name is John Porcaro, formerly from Newark,NJ now living in Belleville, NJ. I am the author of the WWDJ TRIBUTE PAGE. On 10/28/2005 we lost the DJ I referred to as the "Dan Ingram"(or Robert W. Morgan if you are on the West Coast) of WWDJ , our "Beauty On Duty", Bwana Johnny(Richard Johnson was his real name). I asked some of his former co-workers and some others who are in the radio industry to write some articles or "blogs" about Bwana. Here they are:
Nick Anthony Gary Russell(Cory) "The Original" Bill Bailey
Mike Phillips Bill Rock Al Brady Law
Mike McCann Tom Murphy George Toles Larry Stoler Stan Foreman
Bobby Rich Danny Holiday Ed Donohue Duane Tollison Dave McKay
Jamie Hyatt John Meissner Dave Shakes Kevin Metheny Steve Green
Click for "Blogs"(new addition 12/30/2005)
Bay Area Radio Digest on Bwana Johnny
The Bwana Johnny Photo Album
Has an article provided by our friend & 97/WWDJ fan Allan Kaufhold from 10/1971
Here is an article Bwana very graciously wrote for me when I was doing my 97/WWDJ Tribute Page
[Bwana Johnny Says Hello]
Ebay Write-Up On Bwana Johnny
Bwana Johnny - from a 01/25/1973 97/WWDJ aircheck(found on Uncle Ricky's)
R.I.P. BWANA JOHNNY OCTOBER 28, 2005
Noted 1970s Air Personality Bwana Johnny Dies
Bwana Johnny, whose name was familiar to listeners of former Top 40 WWDJ (97 DJ)/New York during the early 1970s, died today at a Mercer Island, WA extended-care facility of congestive heart failure and diabetes. He was 56.
Note! Bwana's correct age was 59. His birth date was 8-29-1946.
Bwana Johnny, whose legal name was Rick Johnson, worked at 97 DJ from 1971-73, having moved to the Hackensack, NJ-based station after terms at WSAI and WUBE in Cincinnati, KGB/San Diego, KYA/San Francisco and KJR/Seattle. After his stint in New York, Bwana Johnny took a gig at WFUN/Miami. Following that, he moved to KISN/Portland, OR, taking an airshift as "Crazy Dick Simms."
In the 1990s Bwana Johnny worked at stations including KODZ/Eugene, OR and KKBR/Billings, MT. Funeral arrangements are pending.
From Radio & Records.com
If you want to write anything about Bwana Johnny, please contact John Porcaro at: PORCAROCPU@Aol.com
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