R.I.P.Lorenzo ‘Lo’ Milam
There were two men walking the earth more responsible for the being of Jiveradio than anyone else, and now there’s only one. Chief among those two was Lorenzo Wilson Milam, who reportedly died July 19th at his home in Oaxaxca, Mexico.
Lorenzo (‘Lo’ to some) fathered a gaggle of early ‘underground’ radio stations, some of which are still on the air today, KBOO Portland (OR) being an example of Lo’s idea of free-form, anti-estab radio.
He was also a writer and English Professor among other endeavors. His last book (above) is a great read and a classic look into Lo’s mind and perception of the world from his lifelong perch on crutches & wheelchairs. He says about the title: “If you don’t understand the word walkies, you probably are one.”
Lo changed our world in many ways, all good. His body is finally freed and his spirit plays on in the universe… and specifically on Jiveradio.
PS- The other man is thankfully still walking the earth around South Africa somewhere.