WNEW 1130 New York – Gene Klavan – August 4 1975
Gene Klavan was part of the 1130 WNEW morning show from 1952, until 1977. In the 1950s & 1960s, he hosted with his partner, Dee Finch.
Klavan & Finch were wildly popular. They improvised the popular four-hour program, which featured wacky characters like Mrs. Wes Chester, Sy Kology, Trevor Traffic, Mr Nat and Victor Verse. After Dee Finch retired, Klavan hosted the show alone, from 1968, until 1977.
This aircheck is from the final years of the Gene Klavan Program, before the show left MOR formatted WNEW, because of changes WNEW wanted Klavan to make to his show, that he was not willing to make. Klavan moved to the talk programming at 710 WOR where he hosted afternoons, to compliment WOR’s longtime morning show, Rambling with Gambling. -Ellis