Alan Fletcher

Chuck Leonard, 77 WABC New York | November 2, 1975

“WABC New York, All you Need to Win! Chuck Leonard(1) is holding court on a crisp, Fall morning on WABC! You’ll note right off that election day is coming up. Even if there wasn’t a label on the source recording, we would have known that the date of this broadcast was 11/2/75. Chuck Leonard(2) did Sundays, along with his night shift in 1975 and he clearly says it’s morning. Further, what you don’t hear is the part of this aircheck which aired during Rewound 2005, where Johnny Donovan actually announces the date of Chuck’s broadcast. A few other ‘notables’… The WABC game is in full swing and we hear a few liners and promos for it voiced by Dan Ingram. Chuck Leonard even takes a winner over the phone for all to hear about mid-way through ...

Cousin Bruce Morrow, 77 WABC New York | June, 1965

… maybe it’ll be YOUR name on our big station this coming week! Wouldn’t that be nice? Audio Player below notes  Curator’s Notes: I think one of the best things about doing this website all these years is being able to go way back to a time before many of our visitors even began listening to the radio. This really is quite a learning experience for all of us. At the risk of stating the obvious, Brucie is talking so fast if you don’t listen very carefully at times, you miss what he’s saying. He is so animated here, it almost breaks the flow of WABC’s Top 40 format. Almost. This is controlled chaos at its best. Sure, there’s time, temp, weather forecast, and EEEEEE here and there and a commercial between each and every record. But at this ...

Harry Harrison, MusicRadio 77 WABC New York | August 9, 1979

      Monday morning, Harry Harrison on WABC Audio player below notes. Curator’s Notes Harry Harrison (WMCA/WABC/WCBS-FM) is the featured personality on this particular Monday morning, during a typical sounding day on the old MusicRadio 77 WABC! Sent in by our Contributor, Alan Fletcher, way back in 2005, this recording was featured on WABC Rewound, Memorial Day 2005. I’ve edited out the extra voice work done by Johnny Donovan, so that this is presented as it sounded in 1979. WABC fans will note the date. The “New York Massacre” happened on December 21 and at that time, the whole sound of WABC would change. That event was the beginning of the end for the 77 as a music station, in the opinion of many fans and experts. For now though, the “Great S...

Dan Ingram, 77 WABC New York | June, 1980

The Honored Group of the Day is folks who cry at weddings… Curator’s Notes: At this point in the evolution of MusicRadio 77 WABC, Dan Ingram had been doing mornings for about a year. He’s quite comfortable here in June, 1980, although not quite as good as his former afternoon show was. Here at this point in the year, the format is still straight up Top 40. Lots of disco music was still being played and the station is still very upbeat. A few months later… boring AC would arrive, along with the ultimate demise of the station just under two years from this recording. You’ll like this. Promise!

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