As a teenager, Pete wanted nothing more than to become a full time disc jockey. His dad wanted him to become an educator instead. Studying the human voice in college seemed a happy medium and a thirty-six year career as a speech therapist ensued. Helping people communicate during the day while playing jazz recordings at night on a local radio station soon became a comfortable compromise.
Pete Fallico has been programming Jazz Radio in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas since 1975. His efforts have been heard on KKUP, KPEN, KUSP and KCSM. His show was initially called ‘Doodlin’ (after the Horace Silver classic) but it soon evolved into ‘The Doodlin’ Lounge’ where fantasy prevailed and emphasis was placed on Blue Note recording artists and Hard Bop grooves. These shows are now being podcasted from Pete’s web site
Pete has made a concerted effort through the years to make friends with the greatest Jazz Organists of our time and showcase their music whenever possible. Today, as a programmer on KCSM, Pete controls these organ-urges in order to provide his listeners with a more generic presentation of American Classical Music. The theme, however, is always on the blue side.
Listen to Pete every Tuesday night/Wednesday morning from 10PM-2AM on EVENING JAZZ.