Gary Theroux is an Emmy nominated American radio personality, author, actor, educator, producer, scriptwriter and musicologist who researched, programmed, wrote and, with Bill Drake and Mark Ford, co-produced the Billboard award-winning 52-hour 1978 edition of The History of Rock and Roll rockumentary. He also spend 20 years as the Music & Entertainment Editor of Reader's Digest.

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  • Gary Theroux is an Emmy nominated American radio personality, author, actor, educator, producer, scriptwriter and musicologist who researched, programmed, wrote and, with Bill Drake and Mark Ford, co-produced the Billboard award-winning 52-hour 1978 edition of The History of Rock and Roll rockumentary. He also spend 20 years as the Music & Entertainment Editor of Reader's Digest. Theroux's work over the years has resulted in multiple Telly, Golden Reel, N.Y. Festivals, Billboard and Communicator Awards. Over his 1982-2002 run as the Music & Entertainment Editor of Reader’s Digest he strategized, directed teams and helped manage RD's Home Entertainment Division, marketing in 33 countries. He created, programmed, produced and annotated more than 300 CD/DVD releases which collectively have sold over 39 million copies. During Theroux's tenure his division of the Reader'[s Digest Association grew in stature to account for no less than 60% of the RDA's entire corporate income (while the flagship magazine was generating only 25%). Theroux began in radio at age 11, quickly developing the ability to climb into the heads of target demos other than his own and custom-craft programming just for them. His extensive knowledge of music and pop cultures of all eras and genres allowed him to create definitive LP and later CD collections in a broad spectrum of styles. A founder of Reader’s Digest Video, he created many of their biggest TV triumphs, from America In The '40s (PBS) and Legends Of Comedy (Disney) to An Old-Fashioned Christmas (syndicated). He also assembled such award-winning series and specials as Remembering The ‘70s, Elvis, On A Country Road (with Lee Arnold), In Touch (with Kris Erik Stevens), The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time (with Wink Martindale), The Golden Years, The Halloween Spooktacular (with Kerin McCue) and, most famously, the 52-hour History Of Rock ‘n’ Roll (winner of Billboard’s “Top Special Program Of The Year” award). The author of many articles, liner notes and books, Theroux is a former format designer/programmer and Director of Special Features for Drake-Chenault Enterprises. A longtime DJ, actor, narrator, commercial spokesman, scriptwriter and UCLA instructor, Gary is also an entertainment historian, maintaining files (bios, photos, reviews, etc.) on more than a century of hit music, films and TV programming. From 2007 to 2011 he served as managing producer-head writer for Armstrong InterActive's Emmy-winning TV programming. Theroux's one of the industry leaders on the Nominating Committee of The Hit Parade Hall of Fame. in 2014 he completed both the goodtime comedy screenplay and novelization versions of his yet-to-be-published Knight Before Christmas. (en)
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