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Dan Ingram on “Channel 77” WABC New York (January 25/March 22, 1966)

Here's what some historians call The World's Greatest Disc Jockey on The World's Greatest Top 40 Station

Big Apple Airchecks Matt Seinberg New York TradersStation: 770 WABC (WJZ) New York (Wikipedia) (WABC Website) (WABC Tribute Website)
Format: Top 40
Branded: “The All-Americans
Ownership: The American Broadcasting Company
Featured Air Personality: Dan Ingram (Wikipedia) (Dan Ingram interview with Allan Sniffen at
Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks
Total Time: 10:26

Curator’s Notes:

This aircheck is a bit confusing. Actually three different ‘checks on one tape, this starts with the beginning of the famous New York City blackout – Dan Ingram mentioning the electricity ‘slowing down’. Really just a clip, before it moves on to January 25, and then March 22 of 1968.

Notice the majority of this recording lacks WABC’s reverb. Most likely either recorded directly off the board or from WABC-FM 95.5, although no details were included with this package.

This is a short composite, scoped down and of course in glorious AM Mono.

Here are some other airchecks of Dan Ingram you may enjoy:

Dan Ingram, 77 WABC New York | July 22, 1967
Dan Ingram, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | September 7, 2002
Dan Ingram, 101.1 KRTH Los Angeles | June 24, 1998 – Part 1

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  1. Thanks, always love to hear Dan Ingram, especially from WABC. Now that you can notify me through facebook I can hear it right after it is posted.

    Thanks for the memories.

  2. I don’t think I ever heard anyone better than Dan. I wanted to be him my first year in radio. I know he influenced my delivery over the years.

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