Thanks to Contributor Ellis Feaster, who sent this in last Summer with the Bob Grant recordings, here’s the PERFECT way to start off your New Year’s Eve morning – with music and coffee and Harry Harrison on WABC!
This particular morning, Harrison brought in his family and they actually get to say hello on the air. WABC is in the middle of playing the Top 100 songs of 1975 and as they did back then, this was not (at least in the morning) played back in order, rather just with a “Hit of the Year” jingle, where the jock would add the song number. This is scoped, but you’ll note “Lady Marmalade” played and some other big songs of ’75… noteworthy because in later years especially in the 80s and 90s. it seemed as if big uptempo songs weren’t played much even in Top 40 radio during Morning Drive. That’s all different today where playlists & rotations generally don’t change much during the dayparts, but it was a bigger thing back then.
This is VERY enjoyable, and a must listen for fans of Music Radio 77!