Radio Caroline, BBC Radio1, Radio Luxembourg, Top Of The Pops, he’s done it all!! Well nearly all… the Emporer Rosko is coming to Runn 1pm-3pm on Boxing Day for a one-off special Christmas Show!!
Michael Joseph Pasternak (born 26 December 1942), known by his stage name Emperor Rosko, is an American presenter of rock music programmes, most widely known for his shows on Radio Caroline and BBC Radio 1 in the UK in the 1960s and early 1970s.
He joined Radio Caroline, a pirate radio station broadcasting from a ship off the coast of Britain, in 1964. There, his American-influenced quick presentation style soon made him one of the station’s best-loved DJs. He was often joined on air by his mynah bird Alfie. After his time at Radio Caroline, speaking fluent French, he presented for French-language stations Radio Monte Carlo and Radio Luxembourg as “Le Président Rosko”.