How much does the man's biggest moral failure--he was convicted of child sexual abuse about 12 years ago--diminish what he did behind the microphone at legendary stations WBCN/Boston for 20 years and WABX/Detroit, where I followed his afternoon show from 1970 to 1974?
Should his radio work even matter in light of such a sordid, unspeakable act? It's something I've been weighing, as MP was my favorite rock'n'roll DJ of all-time.
This column will be updated over the course of June, as I'm thinking that it's time to list my top ten broadcasters in radio and television.
So now you know who is #1 on my list, or perhaps I should refer to him as Public Enemy #1. As far as I know, the other nine characters can't be called guilty pleasures.