Saul was working as a salesman at the scrappy WMMS-FM in the mid ’70s just as it was growing into the dominant station in the market when he and the programming staff stumbled into the segment that made him famous on the air: the weekly Friday “Get Down!” bits in which he rambled about the pending weekend fun in his unforgettable wildman voice.
That segment made him an area celebrity, much in demand for public appearances. Eventually a CD was produced containing some of his spots. He had an instantly recognizable, one-of-a-kind personality and a distinctive take on life that was highly opinionated but much more thoughtful and well-informed than his over-the-top rants sometimes suggested.
Saul also sold advertising for Scene magazine for many years.
Saul had felt under the weather the past week and had missed the annual Taurus Party, a reunion of staff and friends from WMMS’s ’70s and ’80s heyday. It was the first time he’d missed the party.
Photo of Murray Saul by Frank W. Lewis