Remembers 101.1 WCBS-FM New York: *SPECIAL* – Steve West Interviews WCBS-FM alumn Steve O’Brien

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Here’s a first…. An exclusive interview with former CBS-FM jock Steve O’Brien! Steve’s been in New York Radio for a long time on such stations as WABC, WYNY and of course CBS-FM! He’s been heard on Sirius Satellite Radio and seen on the TV game show, the $25,000 Pyramid!

This is a real interview! Steve and I were in contact for awhile ever since he did our 3rd segment of Musicradio 77 Recreated for New Years Eve 2005, and he graciously donated a bit of his time to give all of us a bit of insight into his career and what it was like to be a jock at the Golden 101!

Did you know SOB was at CBS-FM for 15 years! It might not be as long as Don K. Reed but 15 years is a long time for a dj to be at any station anywhere. And, as Steve says, the longevity of the personalities on CBS-FM was a big factor in the station’s success.

So… listen now as we chat with one true radio great – Steve O’Brien from 101 CBS-FM!

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  1. Fantastic interview hands-down with Steve O’Brien, a great all-around, quite fun on-air personality, and along with Pat St. John, he was one of the two weekend and fill-in disc jockeys at Oldies WCBS-FM that I would usually look forward and eagerly to hear on the air as soon as possible. Also, he was indeed great during his days as the warm-up and voice-over announcer of “Pyramid”, where I was able to see him person at work a few times when the program was done at ABC-TV’s Studio TV-15 on West 58th Street in Manhattan.

  2. Steven Green

    Thanks Steve O’Brien and Steve West for the interview. All that you do is appreciated.

    I first heard Steve on Y-100 in 1973 and then on WNBC. (I think it was WNBC). I have listened to him for many years and many Sunday’s on CBS-FM. He sounds like a great guy. Good interview.

    Steven Green

  3. the interview with steve obrien was very enjoyable. most people who dabbled in radio did so so they could sound like dan ingram or wxlo i dabbled because of steve obrien. as far as i am concerned he always sounds like he is having fun. he can be self deprecating and is one of the most articulate d.j.s i ever heard. i hope he gets this. what a treat this former d.j. would get getting to meet my idol steve obrien. marty

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