Jean Shepherd Halloween Show ’72, 710 WOR New York | October 31, 1972

Jean Shepherd, is probably best known to many as the writer, & the narrator of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story. Jean was a master story teller. Every night, on KYW in Cleveland, then on 710 WOR New York, Jean would spend […]

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Zacherly’s Halloween Special, 101 WCBS-FM New York | October 31 1984

        In 1958, John Zacherle arrived in New York city, and launched his scary alter-ego, Zacherly on WABC-TV. Dick Clark nick-named him “The Cool Ghoul.”He became a sensation in New York by hosting pre-1948 Universal horror films, on WABC’s […]

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Bob & Ray FINAL SHOW, 710 WOR New York | April 30 1976

In 1946, Bob Elliott was a disc jockey on Boston’s WHDH, and Ray Goulding a newscaster on the same station. They would often visit with each other while on the air. Their informal banter was so appealing that WHDH would call on […]

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Don Imus Does Billy Sol Hargus, 66 WNBC New York | 1982

It was at KUTY, in Palmdale, California, where Don Imus began his on-air character Billy Sol Hargus, a radio evangelist named and inspired by preacher Billy James Hargis. The bit became very popular, so popular, that when Imus went to work in […]

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Wolfman Jack Radio Show | 1976

    Let’s clap for the Wolfman!!!   “Wolfman Jack” was one of radio’s most distinctive voices. Thanks to XERF and later XERB, the Wolfman reached most of the southwestern United States while selling everything from soft drinks to coffins. In 1969, the […]

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Tony Davis, FIRST DAY Eagle 106 WEGX Philadelphia | March 1987

In the 1980’s, Philadelphia’s 106.1 FM seemed cursed. No matter what Cox Radio put on the frequency, nothing seemed to work. In 1981, it was WWSH Stereo 106, playing a mix of Beautiful Music & Soft Adult Contemporary. It had an audience, […]

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Dave Charity & WPLJ’s Transition from ROCK to TOP 40, 95.5 WPLJ New York | July 1983

In early 1983, longtime Rock stalwart, 95.5 WPLJ, began a slow transition from Album Oriented Rock station to a Top 40/Contemporary Hit Radio format. When word started spreading around the market that a Top 40 format was coming to 100.3 WVNJ-FM in New […]

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Pat St John, Power 95 WPLJ New York| July 1987

Pat St. John was a New York City radio fixture for 42 years. on the air with WNEW-FM, WAXQ and WCBS-FM, and for many, they remember him best for his days at WPLJ. He was a teenager when he started in radio, […]

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Bill Stevens, 95 KIMN Denver | 1971

Calling 95 KIMN Denver popular, might be an understatement. It is a Denver radio legend that, in the mid 60’s, overwhelmed the competition with a 56 share of the audience! KIMN could be heard in New Mexico, Nebraska and South Dakota. At […]

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Ed Baer, 97 WYNY New York | 1980

Ed Baer spent more than a 50 years on New York area stations, including as a “Good Guy” on WMCA, (Dan Ingram helped Ed land the WMCA gig!) followed by stops at 101 WCBS-FM, New York 97 WYNY, 1050 WHN, and he […]

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