Dick Bartley

Dick Bartley, a popular American radio disc jockey since June 21, 1969, hosts several popular syndicated radio shows of the oldies/classic hits genre, including the current Dick Bartley's Classic Hits, syndicated through United Stations Radio Networks. From 1982-2017, he was host of a national Saturday night call-in request show -- known as Rock & Roll's Greatest Hits from 1991-2017 -- that aired live (until 2009, after which the program was pre-recorded); that program, along with the Classic Countdown, were combined into the new Classic Hits show.[1][2] Both Classic Countdown and Rock & Roll's Greatest Hits were syndicated through United Stations, and beforehand Westwood One (1982-1991) and ABC Radio Networks (1991-2009). Bartley has licensed his name for the "Dick Bartley Presents Collector's Essentials on the Radio" album series; compilations of radio favorites by specific era and genre.[3] Bartley's programs use historic data from the Billboard Hot 100 and other charts. Bartley[4] got his start at age 17[5] playing "Bad Moon Rising"[6] on radio station WWOD.[7] WWOD, which hadn't been used for years, was finally razed and is now covered with grass on Mimosa Drive in Lynchburg.