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Dan Ingram’s afternoon show, January 1968. Big Dan’s counting down the WABC All-American survey – out of order, as usual. The number one song this week is The Beatles – Hello, Goodbye.

Something about WABC in 1968, always an exciting station, but there was something dark about it. Perhaps the Vietnam war and the whole aura that surrounded American society at the time. Certainly, WABC was the soundtrack of America in 1968. It was a time when WABC was at the height of its popularity and the Beatles were still the biggest band in the world! WABC and the Beatles. In many ways the popularity of WABC rose and fell with the Beatles arrival and their breakup in 1970. It just took 77 another 10 years to feel it’s full effect.

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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!

6 thoughts on “Dan Ingram, 77 WABC New York | January 2, 1968”
  1. Interesting…Cuba Gooding Jr., famous actor and son of Cuba Gooding, Lead singer of 70’s soul group The Main Ingredient”, was born on the very day of this broadcast. (Jan 2, 1968)

  2. Big Dan. Cousin Brucie. And that “Morning Mayor of NY” guy (?). Family, blood relatives to a million of us young adults in the 1960’s. God bless all of you.
    Even that late-night guy who couldn’t stop laughing, or making us laugh, even tho’ I realize now he was probably stoned out of his mind!

  3. Which late night guy coundn’t stop laughing; Chuck Leonard or Charlie Greer. Both did their fair share of giggling while on the air in my opinion.

  4. Lori, I am going to go with Chuck Leonard. First, he said late night, not overnight and as I remember, Charlie Greer was much older than the other WABC All Americans by about 15 years. Secondly, Chuck Leonard’s jokes were always much edgy and he was more hip than Greer, though I don’t know about that comment about him being stoned.

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