October 17, 2021

6 thoughts on “President Nixon Resigns – CBS Radio Network Bulliten | August 7, 1974

  1. Sounds like this was a mic-to-speaker recording and judging from the TV interference tone I hear throughout I’d guess this was from WCBS-AM. (880 would have that noise when a TV was on nearby.)

    Nixon’s isn’t the only tarnished legacy this reminds me of; the other is Dan Rather’s! He was so much of part of CBS history I wonder how they can do any kind of retrospective pieces without him. (I’m wondering how CBS-TV will handle this coming Nov.22nd.)

    1. Mark, you are correct. I recorded this WCBS-Newsradio 88 snippet with my trusty Realistic cassette recorder and a hand mic set up on front of my Radio Shack clock radio. It was recorded in Killingworth, CT, some 105 miles from Manhattan. I was a bit of a radio news bug back then(I was 16 at the time), and we always had WCBS on our radios. I’ve several other radio reports from the 70s that I will send to steve for his use.

  2. Was working at the CBS affiliate WZKO-AM when I heard this come through in summer ’74. Unforgettable. Also kept a strip of the bulletin from the AP wire machine.

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