Emperor Rosko

Born 26 December 1942

Having presented his first radio shows from a US aircraft carrier, Rosko was back at sea in 1964 when he joined the offshore station Radio Caroline.
He once described his American-influenced broadcast style as "highly rated, often imitated, but rarely duplicated."

Rosko joined BBC Radio 1 when it launched and remained with the station for almost nine years before returning to the US.

His wild 'jive' presentation can still be heard on a number of UK stations through pre-recorded shows that he produces in his West Coast studio.