Hollywood Henderson, Power 95 WWPR New York| 1988

  In the mid to late 1980s, WPLJ, Power 95, was doing well. It was normally trailing behind CHR Leader Z100 WHTZ, but billing was high, and ratings were good. On December 20th, WPLJ did something that shocked many in New York. […]

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Carol Miller, 95.5 WPLJ New York | 1979

Carol Miller is one of the longest-running New York radio personalities. Miller’s professional journey began in 1971 at Progressive Rock WMMR in Philadelphia. She quickly got the attention of New York’s Rock powerhouse 95.5 WPLJ in 1973, where she first became a […]

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Scott Shannon, 95.5 WPLJ New York | March 13 1992

By 1991, Michael Scott Shannon had done just about everything you could do in radio. He had been on air at legendary stations like WMPS in Memphis, Nashville’s WMAK, & Quixie in Dixie, WQXI Atlanta. At WRBQ Tampa, Shannon, along with partner […]

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Dave Charity & WPLJ’s Transition from ROCK to TOP 40, 95.5 WPLJ New York | July 1983

In early 1983, longtime Rock stalwart, 95.5 WPLJ, began a slow transition from Album Oriented Rock station to a Top 40/Contemporary Hit Radio format. When word started spreading around the market that a Top 40 format was coming to 100.3 WVNJ-FM in New […]

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Pat St John, Power 95 WPLJ New York| July 1987

Pat St. John was a New York City radio fixture for 42 years. on the air with WNEW-FM, WAXQ and WCBS-FM, and for many, they remember him best for his days at WPLJ. He was a teenager when he started in radio, […]

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John Zacherle, 95.5 WPLJ New York | Summer 1975

  John Zacherle began his broadcast career as an actor at local WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, where he was hired as the host of the classic horror film show “Shock Theater.” He appeared as a horror host in a long black undertaker’s coat. Zacherle […]

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Scott & Todd On Morning Of World Trade Center Attack, WPLJ 95.5 New York | September 11 2001

            The morning of September 11, 2001, was a normal sunny morning in New York. Scott & Todd were on air at 95.5 WPLJ, when everything turned upside down. Scott & Shannon & Todd Pettengill were doing […]

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Remembering WPLJ, Through The Years | 1971 Through 2019

From 1971 through 2019, 95.5 WPLJ went through many different lives. From Progressive Rock, through Album Rock, New York’s Best Rock, Home of The Hits, Hit Radio 95, Power 95, Mojo Radio, to Adult Contemporary as simply 95.5PLJ. You may have had […]

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WPLJ 95.5 New York, End of WPLJ & Launch of K-Love | May 31 2019

May 31, 2019 was a day many New Yorkers will never forget. It was the day WPLJ went away. 95.5 WPLJ signed on the air in 1971 as an Album Oriented Rock station. By the late 1970s, the playlist had tightened a […]

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