Monday, July 6, 2015

Roger Carroll

Roger Carroll on a remote for WFMD

Roger Carroll is well known in the Los Angeles area as a radio personality

His older brother was an announcer at WCAO-Baltimore and at the CBS network in New York. Roger’s brother never returned from World War II, and Roger became the announcer in the family. 

His first radio job was WFMD Frederick, Maryland at the age of 15. In 1948 at 18 years old, he was the youngest staff announcer in the history of the ABC network.

Roger was a Korean War vet, working at AFRTS in Los Angeles, a relationship that continued for over three decades. 

In 1959 he left ABC to join number one-rated, Gene Autry-owned KMPC radio in Hollywood. His KMPC radio program lasted until 1979 and was one of the most popular radio shows in Southern California.

In 1979, Roger moved to evening talk, later becoming head of a new Golden West Syndication Features wing. In 1981, he resigned from Golden West and go into syndication and station ownership. To this day, Roger praised the management of KMPC for creating such a professional environment.

Roger was involved in several movie and television projects.

1965 A Swingin' Summer
Musical adviser and Radio announcer (uncredited)

1967 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Alternate Announcer

1968 Hunter (TV Series)
Played Quentin in "Crusader" episode

1969 What's It All About, World? (TV Series) - Episode 1 announcer

1969 The Leslie Uggams Show (TV Series)

1969-1972 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (TV Series)

1973 The Bobby Darin Show (TV Series)

Bobby Darin in Concert (1973) ... Himself - Announcer

1976 Tony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series)
Himself - Announcer

1979 The Onion Field
Radio voice (uncredited)