TheMojoMan®


Moj
Back then.... "
TheMojoMan®"

Sid - today
Today.... Sid Grubbs
YES, GEAR JAMMERS, DOUBLE CLUTCHERS, CURB JUMPERS, COOKIE CRUNCHERS, AND BABYCAKES, TheMojoMan® IS ALIVE AND WELL.  TheMojoMan®, IN THE EARLY 80'S, GOT TIRED OF THE REVOLVING DOOR OF R&R RADIO HITTING HIM IN THE BUTT.


TheMojoMan® started in radio part time at a small station, WCNG, in Canonsburg, PA in 1958.  In those days, using the DJ name Mister "D".  He started using his trademarked name, "TheMojoMan®", in 1959 after hearing Ann Cole singing her original song "Got My Mojo Working" in a automobile commercial while in Los Angeles, CA.  Ann Cole toured with the Muddy Waters show doing her song.  After she left, Muddy continued doing "Got my mojo working" and even recorded it himself.  TheMojoMan® told his friend, Bo Diddley, he thought he'd call himself "TheMojoMan®."  Bo Diddley's response was: "That's it, do it."  He also told Bo, "I think I'll wear a turban like Chuck Willis."  (Chuck Willis was a soul singer and writer who died very young from something curable, like Conway Twitty.)


During his career, TheMojoMan® worked at several radio stations including:
WCNG in Canonsburg, PA
WHLL in Wheeling, WV
WING in Dayton, OH
WCEF in Parkersburg, WV
WOHO in Toledo, OH
WNIO in Niles, OH 
WORD in Spartanburg, SC
WISE in Asheville, NC
WGOW in Chattanooga, TN
WPDQ in Jacksonville, FL
WNAM in Neenah, WI
WRKT am/fm in Cocoa Bch, FL

Listen to one of TheMojoMan's® airchecks recorded at
WOHO Radio AM 1470 in Toledo Ohio at Christmas Time 1969

After leaving radio behind him, TheMojoMan®(a.k.a Sid Grubbs or Moj' to his friends) and his wife, Sandy, owned and operated a successful ice cream wholesale business with a fleet of ice cream vending trucks near Pittsburgh, PA. while spending the winter months at their home near Tampa, FL where they are now retired.


TheMojoMan® feels today's radio sounds too impersonal.  "When the personalities come back, the ratings will come back."  Most morning shows have super ratings because they're LIVE.  How can you identify with a machine?  Nowadays, it's nothing but song after song, IF they play the whole song!!  Moj' agrees with what his friend Jack Gale says in his book "Same Time Same Station" , "Play 6 songs in a row followed by 6 commercials then give your name and they'll call it a show."  I wonder what the term show means today?


TheMojoMan® still says, "HANG LOOSE, KEEP SMILIN', DON'T GET LOST, KEEP YOUR SHOES TIED AND KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON."


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