Dan Ingram, 77 WABC New York | Summer, 1969

…”Its time now for my name!!!”

Big Dan Ingram is the highlight of this aircheck, recorded on a sunny, 80 degree day. Its the Summer of Love 1969, and Ingram is as irreverent and witty as ever! Listen how Dan Ingram weaves in and out of songs, sings along with commercials, and creates an atmosphere of hilarity for anyone listening to the big hits of that year. Note the continuous use of the great PAMS jingles!

WABC is beginning to emphasize the music more, you’ll note Dan Ingram here as “press(ing) forward with more Music Power”. In fact, Music Power is the theme of the series of PAMS jingles in 1969.

If I didn’t know better, I’d swear this was recorded from the FM side (WABC-FM 95.5, today’s WPLJ), the audio is crisp and the fidelity wide enough to sound like FM. Of note on this recording is the total absence of WABC’s signature reverb. So this could also have been recorded off the board, although it sounds processed, so I think this was recorded from 95.5. Let the listener decide, someone out there knows for sure.

As always, listener comments are always welcome!

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