By 1987, Oldies had become the biggest music format on WNBC. Contemporary music by this time was confined to The Imus in the Morning Program. Ray Dariano had midday Oldies, and Alan Colmes had a mostly talk and variety program afternoons. There was still Sportsnight every evening, and the Overnight Time Machine occupied the 12 Midnight to 5:30 block weekdays. Beginning in January of ’87, The Time Machine expanded from weekday Overnights to include Weekends and Holidays.
Somehow, WNBC always managed to have the best talent for all of its programs. The Oldies jocks were the best in the business and all moved on to other major market things after WNBC expired in 1988. Dan Taylor, featured on this aircheck, is today the Morning Man at 101.1 WCBS-FM. Taylor had been a staple in Country radio, at the old 1050 WHN, and after WNBC, at 97.1/103.5 WYNY.