Al Jarvis – the original disc jockey

The first radio disc jockey was Hollywood music store owner Al Jarvis, born Eliyash Yavois in Birzai, ¬†Lithuania in 1909 to Shleyme Yavois and Nechama Zelbovitz. Nechama’s father Lipman Zakharia is the earliest known ancestor of that branch of the Zelbovich family; he and his wife are buried in Winnipeg. ¬†Walter Winchell invented the term […]

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