“Cousin Hoagy” Pardo got into radio right out of college in 1970. And except for a decade-long exile during martial law, he has been a major presence on Philippine radio. Among the very first rock & blues DJ’s is the country on the newly emerging FM radio scene, Hoagy’s “Rock & Roll Machine,” “Crossroads,” and “Pinoy Rock Rhythm & Blues” radio shows have entertained and inspired Philippine music fans and musicians, as well as countless Overseas Foreign Workers who get their Pinoy music fix from Hoagy.
We sat down with Cousin Hoagy at the studio of JAM 88.3, where he currently broadcasts every Saturday night. He chatted about his career, his mission and the future of radio in the country.
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