Don ImusDon Imus… love him or hate him, he’s sure been around a long time.

After WNBC was a long-standing Morning gig at SportsRadio 66 WFAN (that made HOW many years on one frequency?), then to onetime rival 77 WABC, where Imus has been since 2007.

In this particular aircheck, you’ll hear the I-man clearly state that he’s not doing a final show… because, after all, tomorrow morning he’ll be right back on the same frequency at the same time period, “so, what’s the point?”

Lots of great memories here, from a time just hours away from the most profitable format New York had seen in years – SportsRadio 66 WFAN!

66 WNBC New York, circa 1988

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

6 thoughts on “Imus In The Morning – Last Day on 66 WNBC New York | 1988”
  1. Listen I has to live with Imus until he got the Ray Charles record at WFAN. above all he was a professional. so was Big Wilson who I worked with at both WNBC and at WHN. I miss them both


  2. Had a chance to work with Fred Imus in El Paso in the early 80’s took Don to Juarez and loved the chance to visit with him for a day. Fred RIP miss you buddy

  3. I must say I liked this ‘check from beginning to end; especially the mini-history lesson about WEAF somewhere in the beginning. WFAN was the Mets’ flagship from its inception on 1050 thru the 2013 season. They’re now the Yankees’ flagger. I wish one of the other CBS O&Os did the Mets. WCBS-AM did the Yankees from 2002-13. WOR is now the Mets’ flagship.

  4. One other thing. I have an Imus aircheck from 1982 in which he said if WABC had him, they’d still be Musicradio 77 (back in ’82). This was shortly after 77’s switch to news/talk.

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