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The Emperor still rules the waves

Emperor Rosko Andover Radio

Legendary radio DJ ‘Emperor Rosko’ will be joining Andover Radio later this month.

Andoverians may be familiar with the former Radio One and Radio Luxembourg DJ who joins the local station at the end of April. Rosko was one of the UK’s most frantic and energic DJs in the 1960s and 1970s who was also heard on offshore ‘pirate’ radio station Radio Caroline.

Born in Los Angeles, he is the son of Hollywood film producer Joe Pasternak and is well-known for his hosted briefly hosting Crackerjack on BBC TV with Little & Large and countless appearances as the host of ‘Top of the Pops’.

His Friday night programme is called ‘LA Connection’ where he brings the music of the Golden State to Hampshire. His energetic two hour programme starts Friday 23rd April at 9pm on 95.9FM Andover Radio.

Rosko will be reading out the latest Hollywood news and the Hollyweird, the latest music news and those things that can ‘only happen in America’. He will also be playing music from the past six decades.

If you have seen the Richard Curtis movie ‘The Boat That Rocked’, you’ll recognise Rosko as the inspiration for the character called ‘The Count’ played by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Phillip Sey,mour-Hoffman
The Boat That Rocked: The Count

About the author

David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.