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Career Highlights

• Written and have had published eight books on Rock n’ Roll.

• Affiliated with three albums – one on Columbia and two on Laurie.

• Had 45RPM single in 1971.

• Only disc jockey on Board of Trustees of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

• Four guest appearances on “The Mike Douglas Show.”

• Three guest appearances on Tom Snyder’s “Tomorrow” show on NBC.

• Five guest appearances on NBC’s “Today.”

• Appeared as guest on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

• Appeared as guest on over 50 local TV and radio shows throughout the U.S.

• Over 27 years on New York radio.

• Named as “Radio All-Star” by the New York Daily News on 1/29/00.

• Guest public address announcer for the New York Mets at Shea Stadium, once in 1998 and again in 1999.  


Career Line

September 1967

Release of narrative Rock & Roll on Laurie Records #2044, “Rock & Roll – Evolution or Revolution.” First recorded history of Rock & Roll.

January 22, 1968

Appeared on nationally televised “Mike Douglas Show” out of Philadelphia with co-host Bobby Darin and guests Lesley Gore and Guy Marks. First nationally televised discussion on the history of Rock & Roll. Went on to appear three more times on the show, twice in 1976 and once in 1978.

May 5, 1968

Held first Rock & Roll revival concert entitled “I Remember Rock & Roll” at Cleveland Arena starring Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, The Shirelles and The Coasters.

June 1968

Debuted 7 ½ hour Saturday night oldies show on WHK Radio in Cleveland from 10PM – 5:30 AM called “The Nite Train Show,” featuring oldies format.

September 1970

WGAR Radio in Cleveland launches full-time oldies format and do both nightly 10PM – 2AM show and Saturday evening “The Nite Train Show.”

April 1971

Launched “Honor Roll of Hits” show, a one hour weekly music documentary broadcast on several U.S. radio stations as well as CHUM Radio in Canada.

June 1971

“Good Old Rock n’ Roll Music,” a 45RPM on Globe Records is released, a novelty narrative and music single with Norm N. Nite relating the fun aspects of Rock & Roll.

March 1973

WCBS-FM in New York City airs a one-hour Little Richard documentary written, produced, and narrated by Norm N. Nite. Leads to a full-time on-air position with the station.

May 1973

Launches first music and interview show in New York City on Sunday evenings from 9PM – Midnight featuring “doo-wop” music on “The Nite Train Show.”

November 1974

T.Y. Crowell publishes Rock On – The Solid Gold Years, the first Rock n’ Roll chronology by a U.S. author.

May 1975

Columbia Records releases a two-record LP package called “Rock On – The Musical Encyclopedia of Rock n’ Roll – The Solid Gold Years,” number X698. This is the first tie-in of a Rock & Roll book and LP. The album features twenty of the label’s biggest hits from 1957 – 1963 with pictures and biographical material.

June 1975

Became music critic on NBC Radio’s National News and Information Service Network along with hosting a nightly weekend show on 66 WNBC Radio.

October 1975

Rock On Volume 2 – The Modern Years: 1964-Present is released by T.Y. Crowell.

January 1977

Rock On – The Solid Gold Years paperback edition is released by Popular Library.

January 1980

William Morris Agency – New York launches first History of Rock & Roll lecture series, a multimedia presentation called “Rock On – The History of Rock N’ Roll.

October 18, 1980

Featured in Sunday New York Times Magazine crossword puzzle as question: “Rock On Author;” answer: “Nite.” Featured again on Sunday, April 6, 1986. First time a disc jockey is used as a basis for a question.

May 1, 1982

“New York Top 20 Countdown” is launched on WCBS-FM on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, First oldies countdown show featured the year 1966.

October 1982

Rock On – The Solid Gold Years - Updated Edition is released by Harper & Row.

August 12, 1983

Completes the eight hour documentary “Elvis – An American Music Legend” for WCBS-FM. It is eventually syndicated to other radio stations nationwide.

August 10, 1983

Attended the very first meeting in New York City to organize and build the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

July 16, 1984

Attended first meeting of restructured Rock & Roll Hall of Fame committee which included Ahmet Ertegun, Suzan Evans, Seymour Stein and other industry notables.

October 1984

Rock On Volume 2 – The Years of Change: 1964 – 1978, Updated Edition is published by Harper & Row.

February 1985

Appeared in Rock & Roll feature film “Joey,” released by Satori International.

May 1985

Attended first meeting in Cleveland as a group lobbies to bring the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to the city.

September 1985

Introduces “RockCom”, the first commercially available electronic database of popular music

October 1985

Rock On Volume 3 – The Video Revolution: 1978 – Present is published by Harper & Row.

January 23, 1986

First annual induction ceremony for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New Your City. Fellow Clevelander Norm N. Nite inducts the legendary Alan Freed.

May 5, 1986

Cleveland is selected as the location for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Norm N. Nite is acknowledged as a major factor in the selection of Cleveland as the hall’s home.

October 1989

Rock On Almanac – The First Four Decades of Rock n’ Roll is published by Harper & Row.

February 1988

Began to host two nationally syndicated music radio shows for United Stations; “The U.S. Hall of Fame” and “Solid Gold Scrapbook.” Hosted both shows through July 1990.

July 1991

Appeared on-camera as music expert for thirteen half-hour episodes of “Remember” hosted by Roy Firestone on Nostalgia Cable Television network.

October 1992

Rock On Almanac – The First Four Decades of Rock n’ Roll Updated Edition is published by HarperCollins.

June 25, 1994

Hosted one-hour Saturday night television interview show, “Talk Live,” on CNBC.

October 8, 1994

Hosted “ Elvis – The Tribute,” a live three and a half hour national radio special from Pyramid Arena in Memphis.

September 2, 1995

Co-hosted radio special with Cousin Brucie of WCBS-FM in New York City at the opening of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

September 23, 1995

Hosted “The Golden Years of Motown,” a three hour syndicated radio special for United Stations Radio Network.

October 1995

Narrated the video “Cleveland Rocks”, the story of the 1995 Cleveland Indians baseball season.

July 1996

Music consultant for “Telling Lies In America,” a feature film starring Kevin Bacon.

August 14-16, 1997

Co-hosted a live broadcast with Cousin Brucie for WCBS-FM from Elvis’ home, Graceland.

November 14-15, 1997

Co-hosted a live broadcast with Cousin Brucie for WCBS-FM from Universal Studios Florida.

September 7, 1999

Co-hosted a live broadcast with Cousin Brucie for WCBS-FM from the Roseland Ballroom in New York for Paul McCartney’s Buddy Holly Birthday Bash Tribute.

January 8, 2002

Hosted “Elvis’ Birthday Celebration,” a nationally syndicated three hour special for the Westwood One Radio Network.

August 16-17, 2002

Co-hosted two four-hour live radio shows for WCBS-FM from Graceland in Memphis as part of the 25th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.

May 18, 2003

Began as host of “The Heart of Rock & Roll”, the first weekly radio show broadcast live from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, on WCBS-FM 101.1 in New York, until the station’s format change in June 2005.

August 12, 2003

Hosted “The 60s Pop Rock Reunion” show, a live performance recorded for PBS television. The show aired nationally in March 2004.

July 1, 2005

Began as air personality for Sirius Satellite Radio – “Sirius Gold” - broadcasting live from 3-6PM Eastern five days a week from the Alan Freed Studios located inside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.


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