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Airchexx.com Presents: A Christmas Carol, as produced and aired by 66 WNBC Radio New York | December 24, 1975

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660 New York WNBCTo the left, the players of the cast of “A Christmas Carol

Beware the ides of Christmas past…

Date of Recording: 12.24.1975
Station: 660 WNBC New York City, New York, USA (WEAF/WRCA/WNBC)
Format: Top 40
Featured Air Talent: Don Imus (Imus in the Morning), Dick Summer, Cousin Bruce Morrow (Cousin Brucie), Bill Rockefeller, Bob Vernon, Charles McCord
Contributor: Steve Tefft

Comments:

Aired on Christmas eve, 1975, following the Cousin’ Brucie Show (who does a short promo for it), this 28 minute production is every bit as good and professional as any you’ve ever heard. NBC pulled out all the stops in getting the radio and TV side together to add voices. Imus played Scrooge, but listen to the cast of characters heard here… Dick Summer, Cousin Bruce Morrow, Bill Rockefeller (producer), Bob Vernon (66 WNBC PM Drive)… more. Audio credits are given at the end.

This was done with nothing but class. Proof again that the National Broadcasting Company WAS THE BENCHMARK for programming up through the mid 1970s.

Enjoy, and… May you all enjoy a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and best wishes for the New Year!

660 New York WNBC

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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

Comments

Doug Applebaugh
December 22, 2010 at 1:39 am


Great stuff. I vaguely remember hearing this live…from the suburbs of Chicago! Of course, I used to listen to 66 and 77 at nighttime, far from NYC. Then again, the Big 89 was always blasting away, too, far from Chicago.



Jeff Curtis
December 23, 2010 at 11:25 am


Is the Iman himself the voice of Schrooge?



swami
December 25, 2010 at 11:56 am


Yes, that’s he. At the very end of the show the cast is revealed.



Nick Sarames
January 4, 2011 at 5:09 am


I believe this was WNBC’s 2nd production of A Christmas Carol, the 1st having produced
two years earlier under the direction of Jim Sans (former production director) I
don’t know if WNBC used Imus’ original tracks, or if he reprised the role in this
production. I enjoyed this period of WNBC (“Your Great Escape”–“The New York Sound.
It was personality driven adult oriented radio with retro Pams jingles.



December 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm


This is one of the most unusual productions ever on the radio. Even better than the WBZ version with Gary Lapierre.



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