Veteran ‘Disco 92’ Jock Carlos DeJesus Passes Away

At the height of Disco in the late 1970s, WKTU was a top radio station in New York. It’s Disco 92 had famed personalities like Al Bandiero and “Fast” Freddie Colon.

Another person synonymous with Disco 92 is Carlos DeJesus

“I worked with him for many years at KTU,” WCBS-FM DJ Joe Causi tells FishbowlNY. “[A] good guy and a good friend. Besides KTU, I often co-hosted New York Hot Tracks with him.”

Tony Santiago is the coordinator of the New York Dance Coalition.

“The one thing about Carlos is he made you feel like part of the whole era,” Santiago tells FishbowlNY. “He made you feel like you were part of the experience.”  

Santiago says his persona on radio and TV was easy-going and pleasant.  

DeJesus was the first host of New York Hot Tracks, an early music video showcase on WABC/Channel 7, from 1983 to 1986.

Publish date: February 14, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT