Barsky in the Morning, 98.1 WCAU-FM Philadelphia | July 10, 1984

Paul BarskyDate of Recording: 07.10.1984
Station: 98.1 WCAU-FM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Featured Air Personality: Paul Barsky
Aircheck Entry: 1,433

“Something’s different this morning. Pretzels and Brew…”


Raise your hand if you remember “Barsky in the Morning”? In Philly or Chicago? Yes, Paul Barsky was on the old WCAU-FM and was so successful that ABC Chicago noticed and offered him a job at WLS-FM.. although at that point, the station became straight ahead CHR as WYTZ “Z-95”. Barsky really was a consummate professional. Even dabbled in station ownership for a while. Other stations Barsky was heard on include WAXC Rochester, KRBE Houston and WYSP Philadelphia.

Note the almost overpowering reverb 98 Now was running in 1984. It wouldn’t last much longer as the station was destined to become Oldies WOGL, but it was great in its early/mid-80s heyday.