“You talk for 10 seconds, the music plays, you’ve got nothing to do.”
Here’s an unrectified chart for Dan Ingram, a popular deejay in New York City. The obit is from the New York Times but I must admit for a deejay a lot of planets in the twelfth does make sense. Also, transpluto on the eleventh house cusp — his career dependent on his fan’s is also a good fit for Dan. The topper is his Moon is conjunct Regulus. This may not be it, but to be honest, its a close fit.
Uranus on the seventh-eighth house works as his first wife died suddenly in an automobile crash. It is sextile Saturn showing the harsh effect it had on him — perhaps idolizing her over his future wives. Jupiter in the first is also a good catch — he was jovial, and made good natured jokes, nothing nasty like Howard Stern. Dan had class and that fits his Bucket with a Saturn handle. I had a friend, now deceased, Eileen Jazwa, who loved Dan and listened to him faithfully — interestingly her birthday was Saturday.
At the height of his fame, he had a 25 percent listening share. Now in 2018, ten percent is considered huge.
Just the highlights:
Dan Ingram, a popular disc jockey whose wisecracks and double entendres rippled through the air at rock ’n’ roll stations in New York City from the early 1960s to the early 21st century, died on Sunday, June 24th, at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 83.
His son Christopher said he died after choking on a piece of steak. He had received a diagnosis of Parkinsonian syndrome in 2014.
Once, giving the weather report, he said: “I love brief showers. They’re fun. Watch those briefs coming down!”
Mr. Ingram preceded the era of shock jocks, but he was a quick-thinking, somewhat bawdy jester who mocked songs, singers, sponsors and the weather at WABC-AM, a powerful Top 40 station that grew in the ’60s with the popularity of the Beatles, the Motown stable of artists and others.
Later, at WCBS-FM, the groundbreaking oldies station, he continued his drollery while exhuming the music he had played decades earlier.
“I like to have fun with my listeners,” Mr. Ingram told The New York Times in 1993 when he was at WCBS-FM. “I like them to use their minds. I like them to say, ‘I don’t believe he said that.’ But I don’t like to do sleaze.”