Legendary super-jocks, Dick Clark, Alan Freed, Wolfman Jack, and Murray The K., were just a few of Kevin Boles’ idols. Though he was far too young, and in some cases, not even born yet to know and enjoy some of the above mentioned famous Rock ‘n Roll radio icons first hand, he quickly learned to adore Doo Wop and the fantastic music of the late 50s and early 60s through his parents, uncles and grandparents.
His first introduction to radio came during high school when he noticed an ad for airtime at WRNI 1380AM in Woonsocket, RI. His passion for Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues, The Teenage Sound, Girl Groups, Rock & Roll, and 1950′s pop was quite different from what most kids his age were gravitating towards and his determination to make sure these classics were heard led to the creation of his “At The Hop” radio broadcast. After 2 years at WRNI, Kevin was offered an internship at 95.9 FM WATD in Marshfield, MA. His show has been a staple at WATD ever since May, 2005, airing weekly for a 5 hour segment.
Now, for the past 10 years, Boles has been the host of his hit broadcast “At the Hop,” featuring Top 40 hits from 1950-1964. With more than a decade of experience designing, broadcasting as a successful radio personality who’s been ‘keeping the “oldies” music alive’…., Kevin has had the opportunity to interview many of the top recording stars including: Clay Cole, Frankie Ford, Paul Petersen, Trade Martin, Chiffons, Spanky & Our Gang, Pat Upton, Kenny Chandler, Doctor Elmo, Beverly Bremers, Dave Summerville, & Tony Butala.
Boles is also a Master of Ceremonies for LAR Enterprises, a full service premier entertainment company that produces concerts with talented on-air DJs who introduce performers during large venues from the 50′s through the present time. Kevin’s MC appearances include: Doo Wop Weekend, Hauppauge, NY, An Evening of Doo Wop & Rock n Roll, Southampton, NY, Doo Wop at Lead East Golden Oldies Concerts, Parsippany, NJ, A Night of Doo Wop & Rock n Roll, Foxwoods Casino, and many more.
At the Hop with Kevin Boles airs live on WATD Radio Saturdays from 2:00 to 6:30 a.m. listen while his phone lines light up for countless requests from his listeners.