Jake Einstein dead at 90


Jake Einstein died September 12th at age 90. He was the man behind the DC area’s legendary progressive/free-form/alternative commercial station, WHFS-FM, which left a lasting mark on the region’s music scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

In 1967, Einstein turned the station from easy listening to giving his DJs freedom to broadcast whatever they wanted, and for years WHFS was at the center of Washington’s progressive music scene, attracting a loyal following of students, musicians and young urbanites, reported the Washington Post.