In 1954 the president of NBC television pronounced, "Radio is Dead!" Then something happened - the great invasion from the air: Rock 'n' Roll Radio! Like most great invasions, it began at night. And like most invasions there were generals, the champions behind the music, the often crazy, flamboyant and rebellious AM-Radio deejays who pushed the envelope of radio programming. With their words working spells and the records they spun becoming anthems, an entire generation found a new lifestyle - Rock 'n' Roll. From the story of the "dark prince" of Rock 'n' Roll - Alan Freed - to Wolfman Jack, this is the real story behind Rock 'n' Roll - not how it came to be played, but how it came to be heard.
In this documentary, the story of how Rock 'n Roll, in it's infancy, came to be played on the radio, despite the resistance that it faced, is examined. The roles which disc jockeys Alan Freed and Wolfman Jack played in the struggle are also highlighted.