Shortly after WCBS-FM brought back the Oldies format to New York City, WWZY, “The Breeze” in Monmouth NJ celebrated the careers of some legendary personalities from New York and New Jersey. Kicking off the program was a man known and loved by many from his days in the 60s at 77 WABC.
Herb Oscar Anderson was first at 9:00 on this particular Saturday Morning. HOA shared his memories of WABC, Paisades Park and other landmarks, and had as his guests, Dan Ingram (via telephone), Bob Shannon and Joe McCoy. His producer: WWZY Program Director Mike Fitzgerald. HOA was an accomplished musician and sang his theme song “Hello to You” live, as well as a number of other songs… covers of old songs many people haven’t heard in a long time. This recording starts out very fuzzy, as conditions at the receiver were pretty bad, but this clears up about 20 minutes into this fantastic aircheck.
Herb Oscar Anderson died on January 29, 2017. His son John posted this to HOA’s facebook page announcing his passing.
Musicradio77.com has a few good airchecks of Anderson on 77 WABC. You can hear them at THIS LINK.