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Charlie Greer, 77 WABC New York | October 5, 1965

Date of Recording: 10.05.1965 Station: 770 WABC (WJZ) New York, New York, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personalities: Charlie Greer, Peter Jennings (news) Contributor: Daniel Coulombe (CKTS/CJMQ/others) Airchexx Entry: 1,472 “That’s Number One in New York, Hang On Sloopy by the McCoys…” Comments: Just when you thought you’d heard every WABC aircheck ever recorded, we give you this, courtesy of Contributor Daniel Coulombe. There are some significant historic portions of this recording. Nothing that happened on this date, but some of the content is priceless! First, you’ll notice right away that the Charlie Greer show is very sold out. There are two and three commercials played between every record! Many of those commercials are live reads. Second, this...

Imus Returns: Imus In The Morning, first day on 77 WABC New York | December 3, 2007

Date Of Recording: 12.03.2007 Station: 77 WABC New York, New York, USA Format: News/Talk Featured Air Personality: Don Imus Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks …The All-New Imus in the Morning Program on 77 WABC, Where New York comes to talk! Comments: It was the most anticipated radio event of the year. Don Imus, fired from CBS & MSNBC over perceived racially insensitive comments about the Rutgers Womens Basketball team, returned to the airwaves to an excited group of listeners on 77 WABC! WABC’s corporate owners, Cumulus, said they would syndicate Imus from WABC to many of their stations nationwide, starting around the first of January 2008. The first station to sign up for the nationwide broadcast was Greater Media’s WTKK 96.9 in Boston about a week later. This parti...

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 12

It’s the final hour of Rewound ’07 and Cousin Bruce Morrow and the late Chuck Leonard do it for you from 1974!

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 11

The second half of Big Dan Ingram from 1975.

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 10

…”just think of us as your 6-pack of music, icy cool WABC” Its the Summer of 1975… imagine yourself on the beach, hearing Dan Ingram say “Roll your Bod”! Its almost 100 degrees, in an era before we worried about global warming and Big Dan plays the music as the northeast bakes under one of those legendary heat waves. Listen for live commercials for ‘Shrunken Heads’ and more!  

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 9

Back to 1973 and this great show from Dan Ingram! Dan is in great form, and mentions survey numbers here on his Saturday show. Includes commercials!

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 8

Check out the waning days of 1974 with George Michael. This one will make you go WOW! Listen to George Michael’s incredible talkups… he never misses the post here. Includes commercials from ’74, and some early and INTERESTING WABC George Michael jock jingles. From the early days of the George Michael show after Cousin’ Brucie left for WNBC.

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 7

Chuck Leonard and Charlie Greer count down the top 100 of 1967. This gets a bit boring from the standpoint that without the music, we get to hear the “Superhit of the Year” jingle over and over… you get the point. Right off the bat to start things off, the cart machine sticks on Chuck Leonard. You won’t hear that these days with everything hard drive based!

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 6

Back to December 19, 1974 and the George Michael show. Listen carefully and you might hear George miss hitting the post by a microsecond… as Johnny Donovan says, that’s the first time anyone ever heard that!

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 5

Roby Younge fills in for Dan Ingram, February 3, 1968. The hits of the day, along with plenty of classic commercials including one for Coca-Cola sung by Aretha Franklin! Plus, one complete newscast describing the war in Vietnam.

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 4

Everybody’s favorite, Dan Ingram. First half is from 1966 (When Frank Sinatra was still making number 1 songs, according to Johnny Donovan), then it moves on to 1977, about 2/3rds of the way through… gotta love those Bee Gees!

WABC Rewound 2007 – Hour 3

December 31, 1976. Waking up with “Morning Mayor” Harry Harrison! He’s counting down the Top 100 of the Year. This segment is dedicated completely to Harry!

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