Bill Haley was music director at WPWA.
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Bill Haley was music director at WPWA.

Rock & Roll legend Bill Haley was music director and disc jockey at WPWA when it was here, for several years starting in 1947. WPWA's program director, Bob Johnson, told him to use Comets as his band's name because of worldwide interest in Halley's Comet. See the Wikipedia page for WPWA, and, for ex., http://www.oldchesterpa.com/wdrf.htm and https://www.history-of-rock.com/haley.htm

Publication date Mar 26, 2021
Property ID: 11366
Updated on: Mar 27, 2021

Rock & Roll legend Bill Haley was music director and disc jockey at WPWA when it was here, for several years starting in 1947. WPWA's program director, Bob Johnson, told him to use Comets as his band's name because of worldwide interest in Halley's Comet. See the Wikipedia page for WPWA, and, for ex., http://www.oldchesterpa.com/wdrf.htm and https://www.history-of-rock.com/haley.htm

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3500 Edgemont Avenue, Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, 19015, United States
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Country Music, Bluegrass Famous People No Longer There Pop Culture Pop Music Rock and Roll Rock Stars
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03-26-2021

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