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18 thoughts on “Don K. Reed, “The Do-Wop Shop”, WCBS-FM 101.1 New York | February 5, 1989

  1. Actually, the first oldies show on WCBS-FM started on Sunday night in 1969. Gus Gossert was the DJ then. He was the first to play the rare doo-wop records that the other stations didn’t play. Gossert moved his show to WPIX-FM in 1971 (and expanded it to Saturday night as well). He left WPIX the following year.
    After that, Norm N. Nite started a similar show on Sunday on WCBS-FM, which he called the “Nite Train” show. (Having grown up in Cleveland, Norm was very familiar with the early doo-wop records that Alan Freed had played on WJW.) When Norm moved over to WNBC in ’75, Don K. Reed took over the show, and it was renamed “The Doo-Wop Shop”.

  2. In the late 80’s I was living in Hoboken, and learned that I was being transferred to Tampa, Fl. I had a feeling that Tampa would not have a radio station the likes of WCBS-fm so for the 9 months before my transfer I taped Friday Nite 50s, Sunday nite countdown & of course The Doo Wop Shop Sunday. I’ve since transferred some of the cassettes to cd..so even tho the olde WCBS-fm is no longer available even in NYC, I still have it with me all the time.

  3. Hi does anyone happen to have an aircheck of Don K Reeds doowop shop from July of 1997? It was a collectors show and I Lost the tape of this many years ago! Any help is appreciated. thanks, Steve

  4. Hello everyone Im tom kessel tv film historian i have my own museum here 7000 films 6000 tv clips 17 000 songs from Sha Boom Doo Wop rocknroll soul,motown jazz rap hip even today.Where is DON K REED God i miss this man nearly 35 yrs on CBS FM every Sunday at 7pm id be there by my radio dOO WOP SHOP IS OPEN Its closed now . a travesty disgrace a grave loss, i knew 1000 celebrities since 1964 youll see my work on FACEBOOK and IMDB Don wherever you are, from bottom of my heart i as well as millions who cherish doo wop and rocknroll miss you. please come back a large chunk of my childhood even adulthood lost to the wind since you were taken off the radio God bless you DON K and god bless Doo Wop and Rocknroll

    1. I also have been trying to locate a site for Don. He used to be a customer of mine and I would love to know what he is up to these days.

      1. Carol: I have seen Don and his wife recently on Long Island. They are both fine. I, too, miss hearing his mellow voice on CBS-FM and never missed the Doo Wop Shop. He is a true gentleman and and literally an encyclopedia of music.

  5. Back in 1997-1998 Donnie Barto of “Donnie & The Del Chords” was interviewed on the Don K Reed Show after a CD was released called “Back To Brooklyn”. Donnie wrote and sang a jingle for the “Don K Reed” show and also talked about his song “Take You Make You Mine”. If you have any information regarding this show please reach me at: bestmommy260@gmail.com

  6. My husband and I celebrated our 50th anniversary by going to the Doo Wop Show last night at the Theatre at Westbury with friends. The groups were wonderful, and we had a great time,
    with such memories. Then Don K Reed came on stage and introduced another group and left the stage. We wish he would have stayed a bit longer. He was the best and we miss him. We plan on listening to him while we drive down to Florida next week.

  7. There used to be a radio show broadcast from Fordham University in the Bronx. They played obscure early 50″s do wop. Does any one remember the name and are there CD’s to be purchased from the show.
    Remo… from Nereid Avenue Bronx

  8. I sang lead on the original Baby Tall and you left me…Laurels Spring records recorded Bell Sounc NY
    Don I had me on his show 81

  9. Don k Reed is on internet now
    With his own show just go to the Belmonts .com it should come up internet radio.

  10. MY wife AND I USE TO LISEN TO DAN K.REEDS ‘tHE DOO WHOP SHOP ON WCBS FM (101.)
    EVERY WEEKEND! WE EVEN LIKED THE GUSETS HE HAD ON!
    WE REALLY MISS HIS SHOW! I WISH HE CAME BACK TO WCBS FM (101.1)!
    hE WAS ONE OF THE gOOD GUYS!

  11. We always lisen to The Doo Whop Shop,back In The1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s ,and The 1990My wife & I liked guests that Host Don K> Reed had on his show every weekend
    on WCBS FM (101.1)
    I hope that Don K.Reed will come back to WCBS FM in the
    very neat future!

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