Originally posted in November 2007, two legendary personalities share the mic from an era when those heard between the records were every bit as important as the music.
WNBC was in a period where it tried competing with crosstown WABC, with its own psudeo-top 40 format, but still with so much network programming on the air, a throwback to the WEAF days before television, never could get close to the success of the great MusicRadio 77. Still, there were some shining moments. Here’s one.
9 thoughts on “Wolfman Jack sits in with Murray the K, 66 WNBC | August 1973”
Thanks for posting this. WNBC like it’s counterparts at WCBS and WABC was a flag-ship station and acted like it. All of those stations, but especially WNBC, seemed like they just ‘mailing it in’, never had to be frantic or in your face, and always sounded so totally professional and on-top-of-their-game to me.
I have Wolfman’s LP with him covering “Sweet Caroline”…also many hours of his “Graffiti Gold”
show from the ’80s…also some Armed Forces LPs…
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its me again. after hn moved to the great beyond, i listened to big jay sorensen’s time machine on ‘nbc. i liked when he put me on the air, and he said he did it so new yorkers could hear a southern accent.
its me again. after hn moved to the great beyond, i listened to big jay sorensen’s time machine on ‘nbc. i liked when he put me on the air, and he said he did it so new yorkers could hear a southern accent. well, basically he said they were amused by my accent, but what the heck, i enjoyed it myself. wouldnt swap those times even to be president of the united states.
…..the processing on this is sensational…kudos to the dubbing king. My Yamaha’s never lie. Thanks for a genuine “keeper”.
Thanks Ron! That one was in pretty good shape when it arrived. Just a bit of tweaking, noise reduction and processing and it sounds like its coming from an old Delco AM radio!
I had a Sonomatic Delco in my Buick, with 5 push buttons B- WMCA U- WABC I-WINS C- WGBB K- WWRL; the B became WNBC for a while, depending what format they were doing, but I set WFIL to it in late 72-early 73 before we moved to Miami, as I managed to here FIL reasonable in Mill Basin, even with WMCA talk side banding a little…what a great time!
Great radio, which unfortunately, will never come back…Another voice from the past- Meredith Hollis; I recall when she was the news director at WNBC in the 1980’s during the Soupy Sales/Stern era…
Murray the K always sounded like my grandfather trying to be hip.