The Midnight Special began as a TV special on Aug. 19, 1972, then began its run as a series on Feb. 2, 1973. It aired through 1981. The 90-minute program, with Wolfman Jack as the announcer, aired Friday nights after The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on NBC.
Wolfman Jack! ~DJ~ Oh my ! I would listen so quietly to his songs on my transitor radio when he came on late at night (no one knew what he looked like and we didn't know where the radio station was located where he was broadcasting from) We just knew he was playing the best music ever !