The Roots FM

Free Form Album Rock

The Roots FM

Ted Habeck

May 24, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

With Ted Habeck

It all began in 1971 but, I don't really count those days as I was in the learning process and my first job, found me playing Sinatra, Dino,Ray Coniff, Johnny Mathis, Percy Faith Etc. I literally was run out of Fulton, Mo. by the former sheriff. Needless to say, I left a cloud of dust in my rear view mirror and headed home to St.Louis. In my mind, it really all began at K-SHE in March of 1973. I began programming radio in 1977 and have done so ever since. Remember WMRY?

In 1980, I landed at the legendary KMET in Los Angeles, working alongside some of the biggest names in the business. Mary "The Burner" Turner, Jim Laad (now on Serious XM), Jeff Gonzer, Paraquat Kelly, Ace Young, David Perry, Cynthia Fox, Chuck Randall and Dr. Dimento with Weird Al Yankovich.

When the opportunity to program The Roots arose, I saw the opportunity to resurrect "the old K-SHE". Free form and playing thousands of cuts, not hundreds and not just the rock genre but Blues,Jazz Fusion, Country Rock, Folk and so on, I jumped on it.

Ted Habeck
1:03 PM
Ayiddy - 5 Star General
Ayiddy 5 Star General
Street Kings Black Market Records 2015 QM6P41502201
1:07 PM
Dire Straits - Lady Writer
Dire Straits Lady Writer Mark Knopfler
Communique Universal Music Ireland Ltd. 1979 GBF087900662
1:16 PM
The Guess Who - These Eyes
The Guess Who These Eyes Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings
Anthology RCA/BMG Heritage 2003 USRC10301528
1:19 PM
The Jeff Healey Band - Highway 49
The Jeff Healey Band Highway 49
Playlist: The Very Best of The Jeff Healey Band SME - Arista/Legacy 2015 USAR10000723
1:23 PM
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - I Need To Know
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers I Need To Know Tom Petty
Greatest Hits Universal Music 1999 USUG10400004
1:25 PM
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Black Sky
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils Black Sky
Ozark Mountain Daredevils UMG - A&M 1995 USWWW0128971
1:28 PM
Blue Öyster Cult - Shooting Shark
Blue Öyster Cult Shooting Shark
Discover Blue Oyster Cult Columbia/Legacy 2007 USSM18300542
1:35 PM
Deep Purple - Space Truckin'
Deep Purple Space Truckin' Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan
Deepest Purple - The Very Best Of Deep Purple Parlophone UK 1990 GBDXG0600208
1:40 PM
Billy Joel - A Matter of Trust
Billy Joel A Matter of Trust
Greatest Hits Vol. III Columbia 1997 USSM18600166
1:44 PM
Santana - Samba Pa Ti
Santana Samba Pa Ti Carlos Santana
Come Dine With Me Presents Dinner Party Songs WM Benelux BV 2015 USSM17000811
1:50 PM
Kansas - Portrait (He Knew)
Kansas Portrait (He Knew)
The Essential Kansas SME - Epic/Legacy 2010 USSM10103193
1:54 PM
Jethro Tull - Inside (2001 Remaster)
Jethro Tull Inside (2001 Remaster)
Inside (2001 Remaster) WMG - PLG UK Catalog 1990 GBAYK0100134
1:58 PM
Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen
Alice Cooper I'm Eighteen Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Glen Buxton, Neal Smith, Alice Cooper
Mascara & Monsters: The Best Of Alice Cooper Rhino/Warner Bros. 2000 USWB10402232