Peter Starr Arrives
When I arrived in the US in April 1965 the British Invasion was just starting in earnest. Woody Roberts, Program Director at KONO, made a deal with my agent for me to come to KONO.
I decided I wanted to explore the country, so I drove from Florida across the South in a Rambler station wagon. After a very interesting trip I arrived in San Antonio ready for my start at KONO.
Having an English DJ in San Antonio at that time was a huge boost in the 6 to 9 pm ratings for KONO. The gig was considered a big success.
Because I had some business that I needed to take care of in the UK I left KONO in September to a “royal” send off…Thanks to Woody.
After I finished my needed business in the UK, I landed a job at one of the pirate radio ships: Radio London. But…I was not enjoying it!
I was extremely happy to receive a phone call from Woody, who had, by then, switched from KONO to KTSA. He wondered if I would like to return to San Antonio. My answer was a resounding “Yes!” Woody started making big plans for my return to San Antonio.
There was a thunderous welcome for me when I arrived at the San Antonio Airport with hundreds of teenagers and a live band. That promotion kicked off another great summer for me in San Antonio. Not only were the ratings great, but I got to experience San Antonio hospitality at numerous events.
Near the end of the summer I was offered a deal that I could not turn down. I moved to CKLG in Vancouver BC Canada where I stayed for four years.
Peter Starr - Woody Roberts - Bruce Hathaway
With all the excitement in 1965 and 1966 over the British Invasion and The Beatles, Peter was indeed a star in the Alamo City.
Editors Note: After CKLG, Peter went to Hollywood and not only became a record producer but also a motorcycle stunt rider.
Photos courtesy of Peter Starr and Woody Roberts.
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