WIBG 99 Philadelphia – Harvey Miller – Wednesday March 15 1961
Courtesy: Dan McKeown
If you grew up during the glorious days of AM radio in Philly in the 50s and 60s, “Wibbage,” Radio 99 WIBG WIBG was king in the 1950s through mid 60s until WFIL took that lead away. This aircheck features WIBG in it’s heyday. 1961. The jock featured is Humble Harve, Harvey Miller. Harvey was on air in Philly at WIBG from 1958 until 1962, before moving to Los Angeles to host evenings on KBLA, before becoming a Boss Jock on 93 KHJ. Harve once said his greatest achievement in radio was having a 21 share on KHJ doing 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Harvey’’s role at KHJ ended abruptly in May 1971, when he shot his wife during an argument at their Hollywood home, fled the scene and remained in hiding for nearly two weeks until he turned himself in. Though he initially pleaded not guilty, he changed his plea to guilty of second-degree murder. Miller was sentenced to 5 years to life, but served about three years in prison. Once he was released, he resumed his place behind the microphone for 40-plus more years, working at such legendary stations as KKDJ, KRTH, KUTE, & KRLA in Los Angeles, as well as WFIL-Philadelphia, & KVI-Seattle.
Humble Harve, passed away in 2019. He was 84. -Ellis