Radio Broadcaster, Writer, Academic: The Diamond was a Boss Jock & rocknroll DJ at some Americas biggest radio stations.

Month: May 2014

The Los Angeles Daily News Remembers Dave Diamond

The Los Angeles Daily News has written a nice memory of Diamond. Link Deaths of Dave Diamond, Bill Scott add to airwaves’ loss By Richard Wagoner, LA Daily News POSTED: 05/14/14, 9:49 AM PDT | It seems I am writing too many obituaries lately. Just after the news of the loss of veteran newsman Lee Marshall (the voice… Read More ›

The Los Angeles Times Remembers Dave Diamond

The LA Times remembers  Dave Diamond. Link Rock ‘n’ roll DJ of ‘Boss Radio’ Dave Diamond, 77, one of KHJ-AM’s first rock ‘n’ roll disc jockeys when the Los Angeles station’s “Boss Radio” format was introduced in 1965, died May 5 at his home in Spearfish, S.D., according to the Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish…. Read More ›

The Hollywood Reporter Remembers Dave Diamond

The Hollywood Reporter has written a nice tribute to Diamond. Link “The Diamond Mine,” a nightly mix of acid rock and psychedelic poetry, was a big hit in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the late 1960s. He was one of the first to play The Doors. Dave Diamond, whose influential “The Diamond Mine” rock… Read More ›

The Rapid City Journal Remembers Dave Diamond: Davison Jr., S.I. aka Dave Diamond Obit

The Rapid City Journal published Dave Diamond’s obit. Link Davison Jr., S.I. May 14, 2014 3:00 am SPEARFISH | S.I. Davison Jr., a/k/a Slide Davison, a/k/a Dave Diamond, 77, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at his home in Spearfish. Davison was born and raised in Howard, SD, and attended Howard Grade School and Howard Public… Read More ›

Radio and Records Magazine Remembers Dave Diamond

Radio and Records wrote a nice memory of Diamond’s career. Link  Dave Diamond Passes   By RBR-TVBR on May, 9 2014;  Word has been received that Dave Diamond, one of rock radio’s earliest stars, died recently in Spearfish, South Dakota. Diamond was born and raised in Howard, South Dakota.  After graduation, he attended Louisiana State University and graduated with… Read More ›

The Black Hills Pioneer Remembers Dave Diamond

The Black Hills Pioneer wrote a touching piece about the Diamond’s influence on the Black Hills State University community. Link Longtime BHSU professor dies Diamond influenced music industry and students alike SPEARFISH — Radio legend and longtime Black Hills State University professor Dave Diamond died Monday. Although the cause of death is not yet clear,… Read More ›

All Access Remembers Dave Diamond

All Access Music Group wrote a nice memory of Diamond’s career. Link Boss Jock Dave Diamond Passes Legendary radio personality and Boss Jock DAVE DIAMOND passed away TUESDAY, his blog confirmed. Starting at WXXX-WQFOR/HATTIESBURG, MS, DIAMOND’s career included stints at WIL/ST. LOUIS, WIBC/INDIANAPOLIS, KBTR and KLTK/DENVER, KFRC/SAN FRANCISCO and KHJ, KFWB, KRLA, KDAY, KCBS-FM KIIS  and KFI-A/LOS… Read More ›

The Diamond: Break On Through

Dave Diamond passed on Monday afternoon. He was peaceful at home. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. Diamond meant a lot to many people, changed lives, and instilled a sense of good vibes rocknroll in everyone he touched. He will be missed, but his spirit lives on. Break on through, Diamond, break on through. Diamond’s Laws… Read More ›

Video: Dave Diamond Final Hour on KBLA | 6 / 16 / 67

A great DJ, Dave Diamond, hosted the final trip to the” Diamond Mine” on KBLA radio 1500 in Burbank. Via tvfats

Video: Dave Diamond Poetry on the Final Hour of KBLA – The Diamond Mine | 1967

From the final night of The Diamond Mine – June 16, 1967 R.I.P. Arthur Lee, Bryan MacLean, Ken Forssi Via The Diamond Sky

Video: Dave Diamond with Yvonne Craig (“Batgirl”) on “The Dating Game” (1967)

Actress Yvonne Craig becomes a “Bat”-chelorette on this 1967 segment of “The Dating Game.” Via Shockcinemagazine

Dave Diamond Photos

Diamond’s photo archive collects great images of Diamond’s youth, rocknroll radio days, and academic career.

Video: Dave Diamond | The Diamond Mine Poetry

Dave reads surreal poetry sent by a listener to his radio show The Diamond Mine. Dave was booking the Doors for $100 a night when Glen Buxton (RIP my old friend) of The Nazz were the opening act. How’s that squirt gun working out for you up there, Via TheStaticAttic

Diamond’s Influence – Quotes From Students

As a professor, Diamond was a big influence. These are a few quotes and memories by his students collected by Heather Murchel. “I remember meeting Dave Diamond for the first time in 2002 when I first toured Black Hills State University,” said former student Aaron Nelson. “Growing up in a small, eastern South Dakota town… Read More ›

Dave Diamond Video

Diamond’s video clips from YouTube and across the web are collected here, and a video playlist can be found here.

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