Joel Sebastian, 66 WNBC New York | October 7, 1985

660 New York WNBC WFAN WEAF WRCA Don Imus In The Morning

The Personalities of The WNBC Time Machine, 1987
Date of Recording: 10.07.1985
Station: 660 WNBC (WEAF/WRCA/WNBC) New York, New York, USA
Format: Top 40/Variety
Featured Air Personality: Joel Sebastian (WLS/WNBC)
Contributor: Jim Hampton
Airchexx Entry: 1,486

…here’s a little bit of the Gary Burgess humor, he wrote out the forecast listen to this… what’s for tonight? Dark!


If you’ll listen closely enough, you’ll definitely notice Joel Sebastian’s voice. Yes, where did I hear him before? WLS, of course! New Contributor Jim Hampton, who just donated roughly a dozen airchecks to the Airchexx Museum archive, recorded this himself – and so that’s high-quality, first person tape recordings from an incredibly historic WNBC broadcast. This was just before the Weekend “Time Machine” came into being, and the overall format of WNBC at this point is STILL Top 40 hits – although not for much longer. Note the incredible variety of music Sebastian plays. Its all over the board, from what people call Classic Rock, to pop, to disco, to even new Power pop ballads. All this, plus the beginnings of mid-day variety shows like Soupy Sales. PM Driver Joey Reynolds hadn’t arrived yet nor was the sell off of the NBC Radio division yet underway. This is an enormous, high quality recording that will leap out of your computer speakers the same way actual broadcasts did on your car radio.

This was scoped down by the contributor, but most definitely sounds as fresh as the day it first broadcast.


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