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FM Radio Disc Jockey.
 Who was Allison Steele?
Allison Steele was one of the Disc Jockeys working at WNEW-FM New York, in the late 1960's through the early 1970's. Probably my favorite announcer of the time, along with the other announcers at WNEW ( Zacherly, Rosko, etc.), a leading "Progressive" radio station of the day! (Meaning at that time a station for "heads" that played any album tracks they liked!)
 Allison Steele Speaks! These are all from August 1970.
 Allison Steele on the WWWeb!
Who was Allison Steele - (local copy of original Bulletin Board material) A short page of text describing Allison's radio personality and WNEW at that time.
(Thoughts on) Allison Steele - http://www.broadcast.net/bmail/broadcast-airchex/1064.html A good text Page discussing Allison's work on WNEW.
Regarding Allison Steele - (local copy of original Bulletin Board material) Bulletin Board string at MusicRadio77 site discussing Allison.
Voodoo Soup (by Jimi Hendrix) - (local copy of original Site page) Page for Hendrix album "Voodo Soup" talking about Allison's inspiration for the song "Night Bird Flying".
Music Radio - http://musicradio.computer.net/hall.html Listing of radio disc jockeys inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lists Allison several times by decade with station she worked at.
Minestrone / UTC - http://www.twoscan.com/minestrone/utc.htm Listing of Allison's interview with 10cc, on audio tape.
The Garden: Ahuka's Choice: Volume 2 - http://www.thebigj.demon.co.uk/garden/v02.htm Audio cassette containing Allison interview with Grace Slick.
(KISS) Video Cassettes - http://friedalive.com/video.htm Listing of KISS Video, "Rock N Roll Over to Alive II", (NTSC format) with Allison interviewing them.
THE BEST OF THE HOWARD STERN TELEVISION SHOW - http://home.earthlink.net/~fantasma/strnvid.html Listing of Howard Stern show videotape with Allison Steele interview ("Volume 13").
Black Oak Arkansas Discography - http://www.sci.fi/~jukkam/boa/discogra.htm BOA Albums with listing of 2 Allison interview LP's.
She's Got the Bibliography - http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/4479/femmebib.html Review / bibliography of the book "She's a Rebel" (see below), mentions Allison in the review section.
DavesAirchecks Home Page - http://members.delphi.com/airchecks/index.html Guy supposedly has airchecks of various radio shows available, but page has not been updated since Jan.1998.
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She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock n' Roll by Gillian G. Gaar. Discusses Allison's role in early free-form radio.
 Sad News for Nightbird Fans...
Allison "The Nightbird" Steele died of cancer in 1995. The December 31st, 1995 Sunday edition of the NY Times, Magazine section, published a tribute to her by former colleague Vin Scelsa.
 Personal Remembrances of Allison via E-Mail
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 Why a Page for Allison Steele?!
Because Allison Steele and the other announcers on WNEW-FM in New York
in the late 1960's are an integral part of my youth, and formed major pathways in
my adolescent little brain! Just listen to Allison's introduction to her show!
Yes, we were all like that in the late 60's early 70's... Living in the ozone
and happy to be there! Yup, it was a naive state of bliss, but it was wonderful
while it lasted!
I have no idea if any radio stations might be re-running any of Allison's shows. If you can hear her on your radio (and you're not just having an acid flashback from the 60's or 70's) please let me know!
In other WNEW FM DJ news... Rosko continued doing voice-overs for television commercials through the 1980's into the 1990's, and unfortunately passed away Aug.1, 2000 after a long battle with cancer. Zacherly was still alive and kicking in October 2000 when he appeared in the Halloween issue of TV Guide (with 2 pictures!).
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