"This has really been a labor of love for me because it's been an opportunity for me to meet a lot of people that were my idols when I was growing up," Fulton said of his documentary. He notes the film is not just about the rise of rock radio but its decline too. "The '60s and '70s were really the heyday of the art form. The personalities were king on the radio back then. It'd be like having Tom Cruise come to your local auto dealership to try and sell cars for them."
Fulton, 56, doesn't think it's possible to return to a time like this, for multiple reasons. That makes the nostalgia for it all the more acute.
"There are too many entertainment choices (now)," Fulton said. "We didn't have video games back then, Pandora, any of that stuff. It was a unique period. With the exception of a handful of Bob and Toms, radio has now become really corporate- and focus group-driven. It doesn't really have the edge it used to have."
For more information on the screening of the documentary and panel discussion, call the library at 275-4099.