Big Wilson, 66 WNBC New York | April 1969

660 New York WNBC

Date of Recording: 04.xx.1969
Station: 66 WNBC New York
Featured Air Personality: Big (John) Wilson
Format: Pop/Full Service
Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks
Original Post Date: 03.02.2010

Curator’s Notes:

There’s a lot that’s been said about Big Wilson – he’s a legendary personality on the old WNBC. Problem is, when people think of radio in the 1960s in New York City, the first station that always comes to mind is WABC. So, WNBC was always dwarfed… and never really tried to compete in the Top 40 arena anyway, as NBC, the network, always had features running on air which disrupted the music presentation.

Big Wilson is captured here in a recording that sounds like it was made with a microphone placed in front of a table radio speaker. The audio quality isn’t the best. But its worth remembering Big Wilson and a radio station with more heritage than any other station in America… WNBC. The station has been gone since 1988, but certainly not forgotten.