Howard Hoffman, 77 WABC New York | January 1980

In late 1979, the winds of change were blowing through MusicRadio 77 WABC. People were spending more time listening to FM radio, and the once mighty WABC, was seeing it’s numbers drop. WABC management thought changes were needed save the station. One […]

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Howard Hoffman, 77 WABC New York | April 8, 1980

Date of Recording: 04.08.1980 Station: 770 (AM) WABC New York City, New York, USA Format: Top 40 Featured Air Personality: Howard Hoffman (WPIX-FM/WPRO-FM/KUAM/KMEL/KKFR/WQHT/KFRC/KMPC) Comments: 1980 was a year of change for WABC. By the end of the year the music would begin […]

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The Original “9! – The Ultimate Radio Format!”

How do you present a legendary performance the right way? Why, by re-mastering it! Contributor and site friend Pete Salant provided a copy of this, ‘restored’ version of what’s probably the best known and loved parody of radio formats.  When young, baby […]

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Buzznet Media Presents: 99! – The Ultimate Radio Format!

A sequel is usually reserved for TV and the Movies. But the original NINE! – The Ultimate Radio Format, done in 1974, was so good and found its way into the headphones of so many jocks over the years, that the original […]

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Howard Hoffman on 106 KMEL San Francisco | Early 90’s

While the date is unknown, I’m gonna chance a guess here at sometime around 1990 or so. One of our listeners will know for sure. Here’s Howard Hoffman. Known as a pretty wacky personality on the east coast (look for him here […]

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Composite: Howard Hoffman, Stephanie Miller & Jeff Thomas – 97.1 WQHT New York | 1991

Courtesy of Contributor Robyn Watts, here’s two separate airchecks of 97.1 WQHT spliced into one composite. Both are from “East Coast Airchecks” Tape #84 Side B. Howard Hoffman’s voice is so processed, he almost reminds me of Imus in the Morning, WNBC […]

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Tim Byrd, 102 WPIX New York | September, 1985

Here’s Tim Byrd, with a fantastic set of pipes! WPIX went through a series of format tweaks and changes in the 10 year period from 1975-1985, and here, it’s very AC, with the likes of Lionel Ritchie and Billy Joel in tight […]

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Howard Hoffman, 610 & 99.7 KFRC San Francisco | October 20, 1993

Audio courtesy of new Contributor Steven Vigil. Description by Steve West Howard Hoffman is an ultra-talented performer, in fact, he markets his voice online at his own website, www.howardhoffman.com (corrected info). It’s no wonder, then, that this former New York City jock […]

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