September 22, 2021

7 thoughts on “Gary Russel, 970 WWDJ Hackensack NJ | December 1972

  1. Gary Russel’s real name was Gary Russell Corry, who was program director at WQXI 790 Atlanta in 1969-1970 when I was there. He was elected into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2008. He passed away September 15, 2010. Read about him on the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame website. He was the voice of Red Neckerson. A fun guy to work for as well.

    Karl Phillips

  2. It seems the problem WWDJ had was a limited reach with a format which, while still dominated by WABC was beginning to move toward FM. In prior days as WJRZ it was a country giant in the nation while being very small in the New York market. I remember for a time Sean Casey (WOR-FM) being on the air there and for some reason I’m thinking Al Brady, though I’m not 100% sure.

  3. I seem to remember on trips down state being able to get them in the bronx and manhattan east into brooklyn and queens you lost the signal quickly… in my opinion with a better signal they could have picked up where WMCA left off as a thorn in WABCs side.

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