The real Simms threatened a lawsuit but Waits later explained that he used the name as a tribute and had no idea Simms was still in radio. He deserved to be in whatever Halls of Fame the radio industry concocts. The Gaye family charges Thicke and Williams illegally copied protected elements of Got to Give It Up when the duo wrote their number one song.
Robert Wiesbuch, former president of Drew University, has written a book titled Hitbound chronicling the careers of Simms, Joey Reynolds, Woody Roberts and other radio personalities. He was a true original and a shining example of how radio could be great. Since the recording wasn’t deposited with the Copyright Office in the 1970s, the dispute is whether Gaye’s copyrights were limited to elements presented in the sheet music composition.
He began jocking at WTMA as “Hot Toddio on the Radio.” One of his early mentors was George Wilson. He got his nickname “Baby” from Woody Roberts, pd of WONO-San Antonio.
Since 1960 he has worked at KRLA, KDAY, KPPC, XEPRS, KRLA, KRTH, KFI and KCMG/KHHT.Hugh Hewitt, previously in afternoons moves to a 6 p.m. Meanwhile, Dennis Miller is dropped from KRLA to make room for Levin. The Talkradio 790 KABC lineup is crafted to be entertaining, relevant, compelling and uniquely Southern California.”. I was surprised and dismayed that i Heart (Clear Channel) did not buy a table or two.