R. I. P Rich Adcock
In September of 2009, Rich developed a chemical imbalance and went under treatment for depression. He was forced to discontinue his program, he had lost the ability and desire to put the show together.
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Rich Adcock's interests have been the "R's", Rhythm and Blues, Radio and Rail Roads. His first radio show began in 1973 at Fordham University's WFUV. It was called "MJ" after a recently torn down NY City elevated subway line. Although "MJ" started as an oldies show, it soon developed into an R&B collectors show. The torch was passed to him when WFUV's legendary R&B Group Harmony program, "The Time Capsule Show", left the air. A few years later Rich then passed the torch again to another show on the station.
Rich interviews Phil Groia & Raul Cita at WFUV
After a year hiatus the "Motorman of Memories" became the "Viceroy Of Vinyl" when he revived the program as "R&B Pioneers" on WNYE as part of Medgar Evers College Community Radio, a time block on WNYE. He was the only white program host and the only historian of black music on the all black college's radio service. An increase in air time costs ended the Medgar Evers program block but Rich remained with WNYE for a few more months before calling it quits again.
In June of 1994 Rich returned to the air on Shortwave station WWCR out of Nashville, TN. His "Rock The Universe" show featured R&B vocal groups also included Gospel, Rock-A-Billy and a return of the old standard oldies which are now seldom played.
AM DXing Recording The Show
It was our pleasure to provide studio facilities and to distribute Rock The Universe on the Internet. We also presented the show on Doo Wop Cafe Radio on Saturdays.
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