Humble Harve Miller

Legendary rock’n’roll disc jockey Humble Harve Miller began his long and illustrious career in 1958 at radio station WAAT in Trenton, New Jersey. Miller then switched to WIBG in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he worked from 1958 to 1962. Humble Harve subsequently moved to Los Angeles in 1965 and initially established himself in the market at KBLA-Burbank (AM 1500) then achieved his greatest fame working as the nighttime disc jockey for “Boss Radio” KHJ. He narrated the enjoyable counterculture documentary “Mondo Mod” in 1967. In 1971 Miller murdered his adulterous wife Mary and wound up serving a stretch in prison for manslaughter. He was hired by KKDJ after getting out of jail.

Among the other Los Angeles radio stations Humble Harve worked for throughout the years are KIQQ, KIIS, KUTE, KRLA, KRTH, KCBS-FM, and KZLA. In addition, Miller also worked for WIBG in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1985 and KVI in Seattle, Washington from 1986 to 1989. Moreover, he lent his deep, smooth, and soothing voice to countless syndicated radio specials. Humble Harve appeared in two movies for director Floyd Mutrux as a disc jockey: He’s Dr. J in “The Hollywood Knights” and the Beard in “There Goes My Baby.” In 1995 Miller was inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. Humble Harve towards the end of his disc jockey career could be heard in syndication on various radio stations as well as on the internet with special shows and programs that mainly focused on the oldies. Miller died at age 84 on June 4, 2019 in Camarillo, California.

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