Petey Greene

Radio "shock jock" Petey Greene played a major role in calming D.C. in the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968. (Source: Wikipedia)

Petey Greene Talks Down the Riots, 1968

"God gave me a talent, and that talent was verbal skills." Critically acclaimed as America’s first “shock jock,” Petey Greene had the mouth and charisma to roar in the ears of people in the streets of Washington, D.C. His impact was no more apparent than in April of 1968 during the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.

Last Updated: May 12, 2022