Little Walter DeVenne

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For the musician, see Little Walter Jacobs.

Little Walter DeVenne is an American radio personality who was for many years based in Boston, Massachusetts. He now lives in New Hampshire and is the host of the syndicated retro oldies program Little Walter's Time Machine focusing on the pop, doo-wop, blues, R&B and early rock n' roll hits of the 1950s and early to mid-1960s presented in the high energy style of the Top 40 AM radio stations of that era. He is a member of the Deejay Hall of Fame.

Little Walter's Time Machine[edit]

His program is heard on oldies stations throughout the United States beginning in Boston in 1968 and into the early 1970s during the 50s "rock n' roll revival" period of that decade gaining a following in syndication and later into "both sides of the millennium."

Remastering first generation rock n' roll[edit]

DeVenne, being a connoisseur of original and authentic old school rock n' roll sound is also in the business of remastering classic recordings of 45 RPM singles when originally released on the independent record labels of that era. His digital re-mastering work and compilation production work can be found on such compact disk releases as:

  • The Doo-Wop Box-various artists (Rhino)
  • La Salle Chicago Blues Recordings-Little Brother Montgomery (Wolf)
  • The Best of-Little Eva (Collectibles)
  • Cherry Pie-Marvin and Johnny (Ace)
  • The Very Best Of-Gary U.S.Bonds (Varese Sarabande)

Retirement from the airwaves[edit]

In 2005 DeVenne was diagnosed with cancer after cat scans and pet scans discovered lumps in his neck...afterwards he underwent a successful surgery. Although now cancer free since 2006,the longtime radio personality chose to cease production of the weekly oldies program which still runs in syndication across the country and online on Clear Channel's "Real Oldies Channel." (which is linked on his website.) DeVenne remains passionate about first generation rock and roll,his DJ appearances at nightclubs and his remastering business.

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