Famed radio DJ and cultural icon. Popularizer 1 (so to speak) of free form radio. His work:

  • 1967- at WFMU, a listener-sponsored station in East Orange, New Jersey, he pioneered "free form radio", which has been his area ever since
  • 1969 to 1970- at WBAI
  • 1970 to 1971- at WABC / WPLJ
  • 1973 to 1982- at WNEW
  • 1985 to 1996- at WXRK, hosted a show newly named Idiot's Delight
  • 1996 to 2001- at WNEW, hosted Idiot's Delight weekly
  • 2001- at WFUV, public radio from Fordham University, hosts Idiot's Delight weekly
  • 2001 (broadcast has ceased)- hosted Live at Lunch, an internet radio show, which was ideal in that it had no censorship, but which folded. Archives are available at http://www.vinscelsa.com/artists/v/vinscelsa/html/archives/currentweek.html
Live Music: Journalism:
  • 1988 to 1992- at Penthouse magazine- music editor and monthly columnist
  • 1994 to 1996- at Grooves CD & Magazine (a publication of Time-Life Music)- music/editorial director
Stage: Information from:

http://www.wnew.com/local_archives/onair_personalities/scelsa-bio.html and http://www.vinscelsa.com/artists/v/vinscelsa/html/main/index.html

1Brahma tells me that Bob Fass from WBAI was the "Father of Free Form Radio", with Radio Unameable in 1962, and that he can still be heard at midnight Thursdays at www.wbai.org.