Rosko

William Roscoe Mercer

Also known as B. Rosko Mercer, Bill "Rosko" Mercer, Bill 'Rosko' Mercer, Mercer, Rosko Mercer

Discography of Rosko:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Rosko Recites Desiderata 2 Audio 1980 Prelude Records
2 Peace Maker / Samedi Self Service 2 Audio 1973 Disc'Az
3 Merry Christmas My Love/Joyeux Noel 2 Audio
4 Latenite Bypass 4 Audio 2009-03-02 Urbantorque
5 Pete Hamill's Massacre At My Lai 6 Audio 1969 Flying Dutchman
6 Rosko Reads The Giving Tree And Other Selected Poems 10 Audio 1971 Roulette Records
7 Music And Gibran - A Contemporary Interpretation Of The Author Of "The Prophet" 7 Audio Verve Forecast
8 Music And Gibran - A Contemporary Interpretation Of The Author Of "The Prophet" 7 Audio Verve Forecast
9 Music And Gibran - A Contemporary Interpretation Of The Author Of "The Prophet" 7 Audio Verve Forecast
10 Don't Remind Me Now Of Time / The Teenage Fair 2 Audio 1968-09-00 Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records
11 She (Power To Be) 2 Audio 1974 A&M Records
12 Lay Your Hand In Mine 2 Audio 1984 Polydor
13 Morning 11 Audio 1968 Metromedia Records
14 Don't Remind Me Now Of Time / The Teenage Fair 2 Audio 1968-09-00 Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records
15 She (Power To Be) 2 Audio 1974 A&M Records


William Roscoe Mercer (1927-2000), better known to millions of radio listeners simply as Rosko, was an American news announcer and disc jockey. He is best known for his stints on New York's WOR-FM and WNEW-FM in the 1960s. Rosko and other DJs of the time pioneered alternative-format FM radio, in response to the restrictive playlist programming of Top 40 AM stations.

Mercer died of cancer on August 1, 2000.


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