R&B formatted WWRL New York featured some very big names pass through it’s doors from 1964 to 1982: Reggie Lavong, Hal Jackson, Hank Spann, Bobby Jay, Tommy Smalls, known as Dr. Jive, Eddie O’Jay, Frankie Crocker, Gary Byrd, Chuck Leonard, sportscaster Art Rust Jr. and Gerry Bledsoe.
A singer & songwriter, Gerry Bledsoe worked afternoon drive WWRL. With his smooth, deep voice, he was a big draw for the station. In addition to his RL16 duties, hosted WPIX-TV 11’s dance show, “Soul Alive” show during the 1970s. Here is a short air check of Gerry doing his afternoon show on WWRL in 1977, playing the top R&B hits of 1976.
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