101.1 FM New York WCBS-FM Broadway Bill Lee Cousin Brucie Pat St. John Ziggy Dan Ingram Lenny Bloch Harry Harrison Randy Davis Ron Lundy Dandy Dan Daniel Bill Brown Joe McCoy Dick Heatherton Norm N Nite Dan Taylor

When Dan Mason returned as President of CBS Radio in the Spring of 2007, the first thing he did was make it clear that many of the blunders of the past few years needed to be fixed. The “Free-FM” brand was slowly dissolved, leading to the return of K-Rock. San Francisco’s KFRC was relaunched on a new frequency just a few months after that station had dropped its heritage format. All that remained was dealing with that pesky Jack in New York.

On July 12, 2007 at appropriately 1:01pm, Jack shifted over to 101.1’s HD-2 signal and made way for the return of a slightly modified WCBS-FM. Dan Taylor and Bob Shannon were brought back, but were joined by newcomers Broadway Bill Lee, Joe Causi and more 80’s music.

This version is nearly 45 minutes long and includes a scoped last hour of Jack-FM and the first scoped hour of Oldies WCBS-FM. Our thanks to Frank Bruno for this particular recording.

A shorter, high quality recording is available thanks to Lance Venta at the Format Change Archives!

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

One thought on “101.1 WCBS-FM Returns from Jack | July 12, 2007”
  1. CBS-FM is one of the best radio stations in the NY area alongside WQXR and Q-104-3. Jack Fm has disappeared from NY completely as CBS-FM had moved towards 90’s music and the simulcast of WFAN continued on 660 and that station not wanting to change the AM side. I miss Jack. If anyone has a copy of Jack after the switch on 101.1 HD2, please send it to me. I would love to hear how it sounded.

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