101.1 WCBS-FM

Cousin Brucie, WCBS-FM New York Radio Greats Reunion | June 09, 1988

Date of Recording: 06.09.1988 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York Format: Oldies Branded: “New York’s Oldies Station” Ownership: CBS, Inc / (Today) Entercom Communications (Wikipedia) Featured Air Personality: Bruce Morrow (Cousin Brucie) (WABC/WNBC/WCBS-FM) Contributor: Frank Davis     Boy did I sound young! Curator’s Notes: This is really Part 1 of a two recording set of Cousin Brucie hosting a show on the Radio Greats Reunion. This was a Saturday, and we also have the Sunday, 6/10/1988 broadcast featuring Bruce Morrow. This begins with a quick aircheck of Les Marshack on the overnight show in 1969 on WABC.. and right into Marshack on the phone with Bruce Morrow. They get to talking about his days at MusicRadio 77 – well, both of their days at WABC, an...

Norm N Nite, WCBS-FM 101 New York | November 22, 1981

Recording Date: 11.22.1981 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Oldies Branded: “New York’s Oldies Station” Ownership: (Then) CBS / (Now) Entercom (Website) Featured Air Personality: Norm N. Nite (WGAR/WMJI/WCBS-FM/WNBC) Contributor: Ray Bozzanca         Description by Contributor On May 1,1982 Norm N Nite would start the Top 20 countdown shows on WCBS FM N.Y. The first Top 20 countdown show featured the year 1966. This aircheck is from Novemeber 22 of 1981 when Norm N Nite countdown the Top 10 songs of 1961 in his last hour of his show. The Top Ten Countdown was a regular feature.  Each Countdown featured a different year, from that particular date.  This is a really fun aircheck!  Few jocks are as knowledgeable about the arti...

Don K. Reed and the Do-Wop Shop, WCBS-FM 101.1 New York | January 15, 1989

Date of Recording: 01.15.1989 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York (Website) (Wikipedia) Format: Oldies Branded: “New York’s Oldies Station” Featured Air Personalities: Bobby Jay, Don K. Reed Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks Total Time: 27:51 (Telescoped) Airchexx Entry: 1,555 “Bringing the Memories on a Sunday Night here on the Do-Wop Shop…” Curator’s Notes: The most difficult part of being the curator of this online museum is finding adequate words to describe some of our airchecks. This one is especially difficult, because, not only is the audio fidelity nearly perfect, the program itself is quite rare. When WCBS-FM returned with its modified Classic Hits format from Jack-FM, one of the popular shows that did not return was the Do-Wop Shop. Don K. Re...

Bobby Jay and the Top Hits of 1958, WCBS-FM New York | 1991

Date of Recording: 1991 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, New York, USA Format: Oldies (1950s, 1960s & 1970s) Featured Air Personality: Bobby Jay Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Airchexx Entry: 457 Curator’s Notes: Update – 10/23/2017: It’s been more than a decade since this aircheck first appeared on Airchexx.com and returning this brought back a few memories. First, I met Bobby Jay at the Flemington NJ studio’s of radiomaxmusic.com, where Jay, former jock Bob Shannon (Don Bombard) and I performed jock duties at different times. Bobby Jay intimately knows the Do-Wop era and music, being a part of the group, “The Teenagers” (of Frankie Lymon fame). His programs from the Do-Wop era were legendary on WCBS-FM 101.1 in it’s longtime ...

Dan Ingram, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | September 7, 2002

Date of Recording: 09.07.2002 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, New York, USA Format: Oldies Featured Air Personality: Dan Ingram Date of Posting: 09/14/2017 Total Time: 8:00 Telescoped Airchexx Entry: 1,510 Our Word for the Day on the Ingram mess is Contravene… Curator’s Notes: In writing liner notes, sometimes there are no words… Listen, kemosabe. Nobody is better at one liners than Dan Ingram! Period. Now, obviously, Big Dan doesn’t make a funny every break, but most. If you take the time to really LISTEN to this tightly scoped aircheck, you’ll be laughing before it’s done. I’m not posting the punch line, you need to hear it, every time! This is posted on the occasion of Dan Ingram’s 83rd birthday. Happy Birthday, Kemosabe and here’s ...

Cousin Bruce Morrow, 101.1 WCBS-FM New York | September 9, 2002

Date of Recording: 09.07.2002 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York Format: Oldies Contributor: Bob Gilmore Featured Air Personality: Cousin Bruce Morrow (WINS/WINZ/WABC/WNBC/WCBS-FM/SiriusXM) Date of Posting: 09/11/2017 Total Time: 17:22 Telescoped Airchexx Entry: 1,508 Hello cousins, it’s your Cousin Brucie! Curator’s Notes: We should consider this an Airchexx Exclusive since nearly everything our Contributor sends are original recordings. This came in on cassette. Unlike some tapes we get in, this one was in nearly perfect condition, obviously recorded on a high-end machine! Here’s some of the things you are going to LOVE about this aircheck. Cousin Brucie fans will note that most of this 17-plus minute scope is all Brucie talking with listeners and reading live commercials....

Bill Brown, WCBS-FM New York | July 12, 1971

Date of Recording: 07.12.1971 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, New York, USA Format: Oldies Owner: CBS, Inc. Featured Air Personality: Bill Brown Contributor: Steven Green Comments: There are few recordings out there from before the Oldies format took hold at WCBS-FM. Still, many do remember the somewhat-progressive Rock format which was heard at 101.1 FM prior to 1972. Its an odd format that took many elements of AM top 40 radio – the jock talking over the music, Jingles, and one or two spots every other record or so. Hardly what one remembers as progressive rock. But what makes this stand out is the playlist. No doubt, Bill Brown is picking much of the music himself. Some album songs, a few hits (Its nice to hear “Mercy, Mercy Me from Marvin Gaye), and some low charting music...

John Zacherle, Halloween Special, WCBS-FM 101.1 New York | October 31, 1991

Date of Recording: 10.31.91 Station: 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, NY, USA Featured Air Talent: John Zacherle (09.26.1918 – 10.27.2016) (WCAU-TV, WABC-TV, WOR-TV, WPIX-TV, WNJU-TV, WNEW-FM, WXRK-FM, WCBS-FM). Elected into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia in 2010. Died on 10.27.2016 at age 98. Contributor: Ray Bozzanca Airchexx Entry: 433 (Repost at entry 1,450) (What does this mean? (1)) We interrupt this program because of a local weather emergency. This is NOT a test! Comments: With that statement and EBS tones, (at 38 minutes in) the whole tone of this FRIGHTFULLY GREAT aircheck is set in stone! This has to be the best Haloween special I’ve ever heard. WCBS-FM really did it up right, letting John Zacherle take over the hosting duties for a night of scary fun. Contributor Ray...

Rick Stacy, WCBS-FM New York | August 25, 2007

This begins with Top-of-hour IDs from WWFS “Fresh 102.7” and “CD 101.9” before heading into today’s brutally hot weather forecast from CBS-FM. You then get treated to about 10 scoped minutes of a scoped 30 minutes of New York’s Greatest Hits.

Dan Taylor in the Morning, WCBS-FM 101.1 New York | July 26, 2007

It’s not often I get New York FM stations up here in Massachusetts, but this particular July morning we had a bit of a tropo opening along the east coast, giving me the opportunity to hear WCBS-FM for the first time ever from this location (It’s never been heard at this location due to a line of hills, and I’m at the bottom at about the lowest elevation in the area). Enough about my DX hobby. This is a unique aircheck for another reason. Dan Taylor is back at the helm of WCBS-FM’s morning show, after first relinquishing it to a Monkee (Mickey Dolenz), then the station flip to Jack-FM. Taylor sounds superb, even if the signal isn’t so good from about 200 miles away. This is the re-tooled WCBS-FM, playing “New York’s Greatest Hits”! I’ve ...

101.1 WCBS-FM Returns from Jack | July 12, 2007

When Dan Mason returned as President of CBS Radio in the Spring of 2007, the first thing he did was make it clear that many of the blunders of the past few years needed to be fixed. The “Free-FM” brand was slowly dissolved, leading to the return of K-Rock. San Francisco’s KFRC was relaunched on a new frequency just a few months after that station had dropped its heritage format. All that remained was dealing with that pesky Jack in New York. On July 12, 2007 at appropriately 1:01pm, Jack shifted over to 101.1’s HD-2 signal and made way for the return of a slightly modified WCBS-FM. Dan Taylor and Bob Shannon were brought back, but were joined by newcomers Broadway Bill Lee, Joe Causi and more 80’s music. This version is nearly 45 minutes long and includes a scoped last hour of Jack-FM and ...

Radio Greats: WCBS-FM Remembers Murray The K | 1992

More in our series honoring Murray the K. This only runs about 10 minutes long but you get a good idea about what Murray Kauffman’s show was all about. Son Peter Altchuler is interviewed about mid-way through this aircheck and comments briefly about his father’s career. Listen carefully to Ronnie Spector’s long comment’s about Kauffman’s career. Did you realize that a handful of these huge NYC DJs took their shows to the stage as an act? How many jocks today could be creative enough to create their own Broadway-type show? And one wonders what happened to radio? Listen to this. It’s truly a fascinating look at a man who really fashioned the early days of AM top 40 radio, and unfortunately we only get 10 minutes, cut off in the middle of Ronnie SpectorR...

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