From Ira Warren Patasnik, the third segment of this great tribute to legendary WNEW broadcaster William B. Williams, who passed away of complications from colon cancer on August 3, 1986.

Bob Jones hosts the “Make Believe Ballroom” for this tribute to Mr. Williams, who had hosted the program up until his cancer surgery in 1985. Jones was considered a fill-in host up until this date, as Williams was expected to return, had he recovered.

Listen for numerous callers, some famous names, others just simply listeners, who called to share their memories of William B. Williams.

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

One thought on “William B. Williams Farewell: WNEW 1130 New York, Part 3 – August 3, 1986”
  1. Awesome Sinatra music on the Wm B tribute! I heard “I Love My Wife” for the first time. I vividly recall the great days of New York radio in the early 60s with WNEW, WABC, WMCA, WOR, WINS, WNYC and all the rest. No radio, like New York radio in those days.

    Thanks for the air check!

    ch ###

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