Here’s something that will leave you breathless. Starting with the rediculousness of Don Imus, this blows through four different stations. It goes in no particular order, from WNBC to a few breaks of Harry Harrison, back to WNBC, over to 1430 WNJR, to Ron Lundy on WABC and then to WXLO 99X. The largest segments, by far, belong to Imus In the Morning.

Rather than try to explain this, just listen for yourself. While the tape has no date, it sounds like it was recorded sometime between Christmas and New Year’s day… December, 1974. The first Imus segment isn’t the best audio quality, but it does improve.

Hope you like The Drifters – “White Christmas”. Imus plays it about 5 times before going into the 9AM NBC News.

660 AM New York WNBC

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

9 thoughts on “Composite: New York Morning Drive | 1974”
  1. Great aircheck compilation! I hadn’t heard the voice of Dave Thompson in a while, who was one of the great 99X jocks. Too bad his tenure in New York was so short. (It’s also too bad RKO General’s management of the station was so unstable).

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