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Alison Steele, “The New Groove” – 102.7 WNEW-FM New York | February 11, 1969

“You need a nice, hot, cup of coffee     Curator’s Notes: Perhaps the only thing that would make this absolutely perfect, as airchecks go, would be if it was unscoped. Technically, I could probably get away with that, since songs recorded before 1972 don’t require royalty payments. One day I’ll investigate that. Meantime, listen to the jock known affectionately as “The Night Bird”. Alison Steele is on the air on a cold Winter night where the mayor has issued a state of emergency because of a Winter storm that blew through. What you will NOT hear in this recording is anything that remotely resembles a hit song, or even a song you’d hear on a Classic Rock station. Much of her music selection is Jazz, Jazz-Rock Fusion and some album tracks w...

Shock Jock Week: Opie and Anthony on Ru Paul & Frankie Blue and their former station, 102.7 WNEW New York

Nothing is off limits to these two! This recording of the O & A show on XM Radio was made shortly after the duo’s satellite radio start, and they go off on their former employer, Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS, Inc), the new format on WNEW. This features a recording of the Frankie Blue show on WNEW which O & A are playing on their show. And, you’ll probably agree after listening… yea, Frankie Blue sounds like he’s schnockered!!! A bit of advice for you high profile local jocks… don’t open yourself up with this kind of a show, because you’ll be rewarded with national publicity, at least if Opie and Anthony hear your tape! PARENTAL ADVISORY – for vulgarity and sexual innuendos. This is definitely not something for kids! You’ve b...

Rosko (Bill Mercer): A “Trip” Into Progressive Rock – 102.7 WNEW-FM New York | December 16, 1970

What does one do with a tape which has no liner notes, few markings and one typewritten label which says ‘Rosko WNEW-FM 12/16/70’? Well, if you’re me, you post it on Trouble is, while this absolutely is Rosko (Bill Mercer), there’s not one mention of the radio station call letters, no mention of time, date… in fact, in playing both sides through to try to master this, there are only a couple of breaks where he talks. Its almost all about the music, except for one break where Rosko does a live spot break including a PSA for UNICEF. I, your webmaster, never heard Rosko live. Not knowing if this was typical of his Progressive Rock shows (he was on the Rock incarnation of WOR-FM prior to it’s Drake Top 40 format in 1967), there’s no way o...

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