77-year-old David Herman, who kicked off a prolific radio career at WMMR, has been arrested in the Virgin Islands, where he lives, for attempting to arrange sex with a minor.
Herman was arrested at the airport in St. Croix, thinking he was meeting a six-year-old girl, after a year-long correspondence with “Kris,” who identified herself as a 36-year-old mother from north Jersey. The criminal complaint alleges that he told “Kris,” actually a Homeland Security agent, that “I find girls that age incredibly sexy, soft, and their innocence is also a huge turn-on for me,” adding that “age 6 is the perfect time to start her being loved that way.” “Kris” agreed to hand her daughter over to him, so he bought two plane tickets for “Kris” and her daughter “Lexi,” only to be cuffed by DHS agents when he went to the airport to pick them up.
Herman was WMMR’s first rock DJ, and debuted his famous “The Marconi Experiment” there in 1968. He then settled into a long career at WNEW, in New York.