The Roots FM

Free Form Album Rock

The Roots FM

Ted Habeck

Aug 10, 2022 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

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
9:00 AM
Humble Pie - Rollin' Stone
Humble Pie Rollin' Stone
Rockin' The Fillmore A&M 1988 USAM10200137
9:16 AM
UFO - Cherry
UFO Cherry
Will the Last Man Standing (Turn Out the Light): The Best of UFO MERLIN - Chrysalis Records 2019 UKKP21900175
9:22 AM
Procol Harum - Conquistador
Procol Harum Conquistador
Inside/Outside - The Very Best of Live & in the Studio Esoteric Recordings 2017 GBSBC0300009
9:26 AM
Bruce Cockburn - If I Had A Rocket Launcher (Album Version)
Bruce Cockburn If I Had A Rocket Launcher (Album Version)
Stealing Fire SME - Columbia 1991 USSM10023287
9:34 AM
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Runner
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Runner
Mannthology - 50 Years of Manfred Mann's Earth Band 1971-2021 MERLIN - Creature Music 2021 GBBXM2110022
9:39 AM
Chris Rea - On The Beach
Chris Rea On The Beach Chris Rea
New Light Through Old Windows WM UK 2009 GBAHS8803893
9:46 AM
Elton John - Country Comfort
Elton John Country Comfort Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Tumbleweed Connection Universal Music 2008 GBAMB9500017
9:51 AM
Steppenwolf - Rock Me
Steppenwolf Rock Me
Vinyl Essential Pressings (Rock Cuts) UMG - UMG Recordings, Inc. 2020 USMC16946570
9:55 AM
Head East - Jefftown Creek
Head East Jefftown Creek
Flat As A Pancake A&M 1975 USAM10080073