Dan Ingram, 77 WABC New York | January 22 1979

The dreaded “WABC Disco Era!” Many people consider this the beginning of the end of Musicradio 77 WABC. In December 1978, the new Disco 92 WKTU defeated WABC in the Arbitron ratings. It was the first time an FM station had beaten […]

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Howard Hoffman, 77 WABC New York | January 1980

In late 1979, the winds of change were blowing through MusicRadio 77 WABC. People were spending more time listening to FM radio, and the once mighty WABC, was seeing it’s numbers drop. WABC management thought changes were needed save the station. One […]

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Dan Ingram FIRST SHOW, 101 WCBS-FM New York | October 19 1991

  If you grew up in the metro New York City in the 1960s, or 70s, you probably listened to Dan Ingram. He hosted afternoon drive on WABC for 20 amazing years. (He also hosted morning drive for one year, but everyone […]

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Don Imus on C-Span, Sportsradio 66 WFAN New York | January 7 1994

When WNBC was bought by Emmis in 1987, and the WFAN sports format was moved from 1050, to 660, Imus in the Morning, was the only show from WNBC to make the transition. Don Imus realize he had to make changes to […]

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Charlie Greer, 77 WABC New York | October 5, 1965

Charlie Greer was one of WABC’s “All-Americans”. Branded “Channel 77”, this was the era when WABC became the dominant Top 40 station, and became legendary with its connection to The Beatles!

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Ross & Wilson First Show, 77 WABC New York | March 9 1981

  In 1981, you can feel the winds of change blowing at WABC. The music had moved from Top 40, to more of an Adult Contemporary direction. Information was becoming more important, and you could hear more talk on the station. One […]

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Ron Lundy, 1430 WIL St. Louis | February 1962

        Before Ron Lundy became a radio superstar at 77 WABC & 101 WCBS-FM in New York, he was a popular afternoon drive host in St Louis at 1430 WIL St Louis, from 1960 to 1965.  Lundy was brought […]

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Dan Ingram’s early days at 77 WABC New York – August 1962

        Dan Ingram on 77 WABC was always entertaining, always clever, and always fun to listen to.  In this aircheck, it’s summer 1962. Pre-Beatles, pre-Beach Boys, & pre-giant ratings, but WABC was well on it’s way to become the […]

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Random Dan Ingram Bits, 77 WABC New York | 1967-1969

      For may, the “glory” years of 77 WABC New York, were from 1966 to 1972. In the ratings, the station was untouchable. The station was so popular that many stations around the country molded themselves after WABC. Dan Ingram […]

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Bruce Morrow & Chuck Leonard from 1974: WABC New York Rewound 2007 Hour #12 donated by Contributor/Restorian Rob Frankel

For eight years, from 1999 to 2007, NewsTalk 77 WABC New York took one day out of the year to remember it’s historic music radio format. It was a treat for listeners, and while pre-produced by then Production Director Johnny Donovan (himself […]

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