Dick Bartley, a popular American radio disc jockey since June 21, 1969, hosts several popular syndicated radio shows of the oldies/classic hits genre, including the current Dick Bartley’s Classic Hits, syndicated through United Stations Radio Networks. From 1982-2017, he was host of a national Saturday night call-in request show — known as Rock & Roll’s Greatest Hits from 1991-2017 — that aired live (until 2009, after which the program was pre-recorded); that program, along with the Classic Countdown, were combined into the new Classic Hits show. Both Classic Countdown and Rock & Roll’s Greatest Hits were syndicated through United Stations, and beforehand Westwood One (1982-1991) and ABC Radio Networks (1991-2009). Bartley has licensed his name for the “Dick Bartley Presents Collector’s Essentials on the Radio” album series; compilations of radio favorites by specific era and genre. Bartley’s programs use historic data from the Billboard Hot 100 and other charts. Bartley got his start at age 17 playing “Bad Moon Rising” on radio station WWOD. WWOD, which hadn’t been used for years, was finally razed and is now covered with grass on Mimosa Drive in Lynchburg.