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October 25, 2013

NY DJ, Dave Herman Retired and Now Caught on Pedophile Sting

Radio personality Dave Herman, a pioneering NYC host, has been busted in St. Croix for allegedly arranging to have sex with a mother’s young daughter.


Radio personality Dave Herman, a pioneering NYC host, has been busted in St. Croix for allegedly arranging to have sex with a mother’s young daughter.

A retired New York City rock 'n roll radio host may soon be singing the jailhouse blues.
Dave Herman, the longtime host of "The Dave Herman Rock 'n Roll Morning Show" on WNEW-FM (102.7 FM)  was caught in a sex sting after allegedly trying to set up a sex romp with a 6-year-old girl in the Virgin Islands, officials said Thursday.
According to New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, federal agents intercepted Herman, 77, at the St. Croix airport Thursday.
The co-resident of Airmont, N.Y., and St. Croix was allegedly expecting to meet the 6-year-old girl and her mother, Kris — actually a federal agent logging into Yahoo! from Bergen, N.J.
 There was no number listed for Herman, and emails to possible addresses of the longtime radio jockey went unanswered.By AND / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

According to the West Orange Patch, Herman had been speaking with the 36-year-old "Kris" for almost a year. In that time, he indicated his desire to "engage in sexual activity" with her daughter, "Lexi," federal officials said, confiding in Kris that "age 6 is the perfect time to start her being loved that way."

"Innocence is also a huge turn on for me," he said according to the criminal complaint. After trying unsuccessfully to get Kris and her daughter up to New York, Herman said he'd fly the duo down to St. Croix for a liaison, the complaint alleges. He purchased tickets from LaGuardia to St. Croix on Sept. 30, officials said.
For a quarter century, from 1972 to 1998, Dave Herman was one of the defining personalities on New York rock radio.
He was a cornerstone of the legendary team on WNEW-FM (102.7 FM), which started as a free-form rock station and gradually evolved into the ultimate home of rock radio in New York.
All the rockers of that era passed through ‘NEW-FM, from John Lennon to Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Who and the Eagles.
Herman, as the morning host from 1972 to 1982, 1986 to 1991 and then again from 1996 until the station dissolved into chaos in 1998, was one of the station’s best-known voices.
He had a low-key style along with impassioned opinions and eclectic musical taste. He would often sprinkle in non-rock music as well as his views on matters like the Vietnam War, which he opposed.
He started in radio in Asbury Park, then in 1968 won a contest to become the first rock deejay on WMMR in Philadelphia. He called his show there “The Marconi Experiment,” alluding to the original developer of radio.
In 1970, ABC recruited him to come to New York and join the fledgling WABC-FM. That station would evolve into WPLJ, and some reports say Herman suggested those call letters – an allusion to a popular 1950s rhythm & blues song called “White Port Lemon Juice.”
Bon Jovi with Dave Herman and Ritchie Sambora; Herman was a host for WNEW-FM for decades.


Bon Jovi with Dave Herman and Ritchie Sambora; Herman was a host for WNEW-FM for decades.

WABC-FM was to be the flagship for “The Love Network,” and Herman did shows both for the national network and the local station. He started on Feb. 21, 1970.
WABC decided to end the “Love Network” experiment in 1972, and Herman left the station when his two-year contract was up.
A month later he was hired as a part-timer at WNEW-FM, and he was upgraded to full-time morning host on May 22, 1972.
During his time there he interviewed most of the top rockers, and in 1975 he launched a series of syndicated shows called “Dave Herman’s Conversations,” where he talked with people like Springsteen and Mick Jagger for two hours.
WNEW-FM moved him to nights in 1982, then to 10 a.m., before he was reinstated as morning host on Nov. 12, 1986.
He stayed there another five years before WNEW-FM entered its famously tumultuous 1990s. He was brought back as morning host in 1996 for the “Classic Rock with Classic Jocks” format, then fired along with Scott Muni in November 1998.
The station at the time had decided to build itself around Opie and Anthony, part of whose shtik was to ridicule the departing hosts as fossils whose time had passed.
Soon after Herman left, Opie and Anthony had his estranged wife Libby on their show, mocking his romantic skills and calling him a "deadbeat Dad."
Herman soon filed a $10 million lawsuit against WNEW-FM’s parent CBS Corp., claiming it had failed to deliver his severance pay and that the Opie and Anthony segment included “false and defamatory” statements about him.
After leaving WNEW-FM, Herman became program director of an Internet talk service called While it showed some growth, Herman said at the time, “It did not survive the Internet bubble burst of 2001.”
At a Museum of Broadcast seminar after WNEW-FM dropped the classic rock format, Herman suggested that “the glory days” of rock radio were over, sparking a lively debate among his fellow alums.
In later years he developed a website called “The Dave Herman Music Project,” devoted to rock music. Its features include his favorite albums, the likes of “Abbey Road” by the Beatles, “Born to Run” by Springsteen and “Astral Weeks” by Van Morrison.
He has posted blogs on the site, though none since August 2011, talking about why he chose those particular records. The site contains no personal information beyond his radio biography.
The rock 'n' roll DJ is scheduled to appear in court Friday in St. Croix, and it's unclear if the DJ creep has an attorney. He faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted.
With News Wire Services


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