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Salem festival draws music-lovers, celebrates local radio host who coined phrase ‘rock ‘n roll’

SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – If you’re looking for something to do this weekend and you like live music, Salem is the place to be. They’re celebrating Alan Freed.

Freed was a local radio disc jockey and known for coining the phrase “rock ‘n roll.” Freed worked at WKBN radio and WKST in New Castle before going to Cleveland and then New York City.

This weekend is the fourth annual Freed Fest in Salem. It’s a weekend of fun and live music. Friday night kicked off the event at Liebe Wein.

“I’ve always loved music,” said Louise Webb, singer part of

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