QuickChexx: Rick Shaw, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | Winter, 1972

Rick Shaw is possibly best remembered for his days at 610 KFRC San Francisco. It is likely no coincidence that Shaw was on both stations, as KFRC and WOR-FM were co owned by RKO-General. This moves right along, and as short as […]

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QuickChexx: Joe McCoy, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | Winter, 1972

Continuing where the Mark Driscoll aircheck left off, here’s former CBS-FM Programmer Joe McCoy doing his thing on WOR-FM! It’s a snowy Winter day in the Big Apple and Joe’s going to be giving away a top-10 album ‘very soon’ – don’t […]

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Mark Driscoll, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | Winter, 1972

The legacy of New York’s 98.7 continues now with this late edition of WOR-FM featuring the pipes of Mark Driscoll. Listening to this, one might wonder why RKO General felt the need to change call letters. WOR-FM sounds here, much as WXLO […]

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QuickChexx: Jimmy King, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | 1969

The audio in this exhibit isn’t the greatest, but this does give the listener a unique window into the modified Bill Drake sound of RKO General’s WOR-FM. Tightly formatted and with a consistent sound throughout all dayparts, WOR-FM was the sound of […]

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Composite: 98.7 WOR-FM New York | April & August, 1967

Another goodie sent in by Contributor Robyn Watts, here’s a short, somewhat muddy but listenable recording of WOR-FM as it sounded in the Spring & Summer of 1967. This features a number of people including Newsman Ted Malley reporting WOR-FM News, Murray […]

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Tony Taylor, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | 1969

From the generocity of Contributor Karl Philips, here’s Tony Taylor (WQXI Atlanta) on the old WOR-FM. Lots of Bill Drake and the format that was slightly modified (well, the jingles were) to reflect the New York “Big Town Sound”. Still, it’s tempting […]

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Tommy Edwards, WOR-FM 98.7 New York | 1971

Tommy Edwards, who would later appear at WLS Chicago, is heard on this very high-quality QuickCheck of the old WOR-FM 98.7! Courtesy of Paul Ford, this is a short, choppy scope of WOR-FM which includes jingles, but not much else for elements. […]

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Mark Driscoll, 98.7 WOR-FM New York | April 5, 1971

Like so many other recordings of WOR-FM, this one suffers from tape age. Still, it’s good enough to hear Mark Driscoll and the Boss sound of Bill Drake’s handiwork in New York. This was his first try at the “Boss Radio” sound […]

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