The “Next To Last Aircheck” with Ross & Wilson, Final Day Musicradio 77 WABC New York | May 10 1982

770 New York WABC


I think everyone has heard “The Last Aircheck” from the final three hours of Musicradio WABC, with Dan Ingram & Ron Lundy, before the flip to talk. I call this aircheck, the “Next To Last Aircheck. It’s the hour before the Ron & Dan show, with Ross Brittain & Brian Wilson, acknowledging it’s the last day of music on WABC, and letting the world know they will still be on the air the next day. At this point in WABC’s history, you can feel to changes coming to the station. You had a sports talk show in the evening, “W. Alan B. Colmes” doing talk over night,  and even in morning drive, Ross & Wilson were doing a lot of talk, and only playing a few songs an hour. Musically in this era, WABC was really an Adult Contemporary station, rather than a true Top 40 station, as they were playing lots of music from the 1960s & 70s, especially on the weekend. Many listeners came back to WABC to listen during it’s final days & reminisce about MusicRadio 77, as the station had some of the best ratings in years.

Aircheck courtesy: Brian Wilson


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