Alan Rock - On-Air Host
Alan has been in broadcasting for 65 years. Born in the Bronx, New York, Alan moved with his family to Miami when he was 8 years old. His dad was a dancer in vaudeville and mom was a mezzo-soprano. So, Alan was always surrounded by music. Alan began as the first all-night DJ at the age of 18 while a music major attending the University of Miami.
In the mid-1950s, Alan hosted Miami's first jazz radio show. In the early 1960s, he worked at a Miami station with a fellow named Larry King, who would become a fixture on Mutual radio, then on CNN.
Rock also played Bozo the clown on Bozo's Big Top TV show. He joined the show in Miami in 1966 and continued his Bozo role on WFTV-Channel 9 when he moved to Orlando in 1971. In Orlando, he worked at WHOO-AM 990 before joining 89.9 Jazz & More in 2002 as morning show host.
Alan hosts the monthly jazz concerts at Altamonte Chapel. And, for his own enjoyment plays the flute and French horn.