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William B. Williams Farewell: WNEW 1130 New York, Part 3 – August 3, 1986

From Ira Warren Patasnik, the third segment of this great tribute to legendary WNEW broadcaster William B. Williams, who passed away of complications from colon cancer on August 3, 1986.

Bob Jones hosts the “Make Believe Ballroom” for this tribute to Mr. Williams, who had hosted the program up until his cancer surgery in 1985. Jones was considered a fill-in host up until this date, as Williams was expected to return, had he recovered.

Listen for numerous callers, some famous names, others just simply listeners, who called to share their memories of William B. Williams.


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  1. Awesome Sinatra music on the Wm B tribute! I heard “I Love My Wife” for the first time. I vividly recall the great days of New York radio in the early 60s with WNEW, WABC, WMCA, WOR, WINS, WNYC and all the rest. No radio, like New York radio in those days.

    Thanks for the air check!

    ch ###

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