Chuck Leonard, MusicRadio 77 WABC | Summer, 1979
A lively Chuck Leonard plays the Disco hits of ’79 on MusicRadio 77. This was one of our earliest airchecks, first posted in June of 2003. Only three years away from News/Talk, WABC is still a HOT station here, with all the energy fans remember.
We are re-posting this in honor of this year’s airing of WABC Rewound for the first time in 12 years, albeit with portions from old Rewound programs. This year (2019) WABC is airing the program on Labor Day Monday instead of Memorial Day
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Note the static crashes in this recording… obviously recorded from some distance from NYC. Believe it or not, listening even with the static from distant thunderstorms just added to the excitement of a Summertime of listening to AM radio. I could tell how bad the storms were going to be by the sheer number of crackles. Am I the only one who felt this way? Sheesh, radio really was an illness one should have been treated for haha!!