Musicradio 77 WABC
The Greatest Top 40 Music Radio Station Of All Time!
-- A Web Site From Allan Sniffen

 

This web site has been accessed 6181171 times since January 5, 1997
Last updated  October 28, 2014

 

For the 17th Year!
   

Musicradio77.com, Oldiesboard.com and Rewound Radio
are looking for your votes for the Top 77 Songs of All Time!

Survey guy Mike Riccio will tally the votes and Rewound Radio
will count them down and play them between Christmas and New Years.

We'll even send you your own free copy of the list!

But... you have to vote!

For more information and to vote go to:

VOTE TOP 77!

 

 

The Musicradio WABC Picture of the Week
(Updated every Tuesday Night)

Roby Yonge Behind the WABC microphone

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(1968)

It's the 45th Anniversary of the infamous Roby Yonge "Paul Is Dead" WABC Show.

Here's that show:


Roby Yonge
October 21, 1969

Scott Benjamin interviewed Les Marshak for Musicradio77.com on October 8th.
Les remembers that night and also talks about his incredible career as a top voice-over artist!

Les Marshak 45 Years After The "Paul Is Dead" Hoax

 


 
This Week's WABC Music Surveys for 35, 40, 45 and 50 Years Ago
Updated Every Tuesday Night
(WABC New Survey Day!)

October 30, 1979
October 29, 1974

October 28, 1969
October 27, 1964

 

Rewound Radio
The great music of the Musicradio WABC Era all day, every day!
We  play OLDIES and we're proud of it!
Click HERE!

 

Hey Kemosabe!
The Days (and Nights) of a Radio Idyll

Chris Ingram, Dan's son, has written a Rock and Roll Radio book around the backdrop of real events from Musicradio WABC
Chris has generously agreed to allow us to publish the first chapter of the book as a preview:

Hey Kemosabe! The Days (and Nights) of a Radio Idyll
Available now at Amazon.com

Check out the "Hey Kemosabe!" Page:
Hey Kemosabe Book!

 

 

Web Site Index

WABC Musicradio 77 Web Site Introduction

The introduction to this web site and why WABC was the "greatest Top 40 radio station of all time".

The Sound of Musicradio 77 WABC

Hundreds of WABC recordings including airchecks, interviews and promos.

The Evolution of Musicradio WABC

A chronological audio trip through WABC's time as a top 40 radio station. 

WABC Weekly Music Surveys

Every music survey from 1960-1982.

WABC Top 100 Songs of the Year

The WABC Top 100 Songs of The Year lists from 1964 to 1982.

WABC Jingles

WABC is the most famous radio station ever for its jingles from legendary companies like PAMS of Dallas, and JAM Creative Productions.

Musicradio WABC: Those great DJ's!

The great WABC DJ's!

WABC Air Schedule

The complete list of the dates and times that each air personality was scheduled on WABC from December 1960 to May 1982.

New York Radio Personality Harry Harrison Remembers

Harry Harrison did the "Morning Drive" show on WABC from 1968 until 1979. Harry contributed an unbelievable collection of memorabilia to this web site.

Musicradio WABC Rick Sklar Page

Rick Sklar was the programming wizard behind Musicradio WABC. 

WABC Glenn Morgan Page

Glenn Morgan came to WABC as Assistant Program Director/Production Director in 1971. He became Program Director in 1975 and Operations Director in 1977.

Al Brady Comments

Al Brady was program director of WABC in 1979 and 1980. 

Les Marshak's WABC Odyssey

Les wrote his story and contributed airchecks.

Musicradio WABC Frank Kingston Smith Page

Frank Kingston Smith contributed some "inside" stories about some of his experiences at Musicradio WABC.

Musicradio WABC Bill Epperhart Page

WABC Engineer Bill Epperhart contributed a fascinating look at what it was like to be a Studio Engineer at Musicradio WABC.

Bob Hardt and WABC News

Bob Hardt was the voice of WABC News every afternoon during Dan Ingram's show.

Musicradio WABC Beatles Page

WABC successfully aligned itself with the greatest pop music phenomenon of all time: The Beatles.

Why Did WABC Have Such a Great Signal?

You really could hear WABC everywhere (or so it seemed).

Julian Breen Remembers

Julian Breen was Assistant Program Director at WABC from 1968-1971.

The Day The Music Died

It all came to an end on May 10, 1982.

 


Musicradio WABC Pictures and Memorabilia

 A Virtual Tour of the WABC studio in 1978

Pictures of the Musicradio WABC studio at 1330 Avenue of The Americas.

The WABC Studios in 1964

Before WABC moved to the famous "Avenue of The Americas" address, it was located at 1926 Broadway in New York.

My Letter from Dan Ingram

I wrote to Dan and got a letter back... in 1972!

WABC Musicradio $25,000 Button

One of the greatest radio promotions, anywhere, ever!


WABC Profiles And Tributes by Scott Benjamin

Scott Benjamin has contributed many tributes and profiles to the web site from those who worked at WABC during the Musicradio era.  Here is the archive of his contributions.

Dan Ingram at the Museum of TV and Radio

"Hi, Kemosabe! A Conversation with Dan Ingram" was a presentation Dan Ingram gave at the Museum of TV and Radio in New York City on October 25, 2001.

Harry Harrison's Last WCBS-FM Show

Former WABC personality Harry Harrison did his final show on WCBS-FM on March 19, 2003. 

Ron Lundy's Final Days on the Radio

Former WABC Air Personality Ron Lundy retired from WCBS-FM on September 18, 1997.

Big Joe's Happiness Exchange

"Big" Joe Rosenfeld did an overnight program in the early years of WABC's run as a Top 40 radio station. 

WABC Rewound!

WABC re-created itself each Memorial Day between 1998 and 2009.  It was inspired by this web site! 

The Top 77 of All Time

Yearly surveys of the top songs of all time as voted by you!

The New York Radio Message Board

Discussion of current New York Radio topics!



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