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
times since January 5, 1997
Last updated August 26, 2014
It's WOR-FM Rewound Labor Day Weekend!
Remember what how great the music sounded when you
first heard it on FM?
WOR-FM was the first New York City FM Top 40 radio station.
(Find out more here)
Rewound Radio will feature actual shows from 'OR-FM all Labor Day Weekend.
It's 1967 - 1971 again!
(Yes, I know... Rick Sklar would be very mad at me for
promoting the competition on the Musicradio WABC web site!)
The Musicradio WABC
Picture of the Week
(Updated every Tuesday Night)
Howard Cosell on WABC in 1962
l to r: Duke Snider, Howard Cosell, Gil Hodges
May 28, 1962
(courtesy Frank Schmitt)
Before Howard Cosell was a household name
he was a sports voice on WABC.
What many people may not remember is that
WABC carried the Mets in their first year of
existence in 1962.
This picture was taken during a Howard Cosell
interview on WABC as part of a pre-game show.
Howard had some comments (with Dan Ingram)
about that first Mets season of 1962:
Dan and Howard in 1981:
The great music (and jingles) of the WABC Era!
It's your full time, online, all-the-time Oldies Radio Station.
Click HERE for YOUR
WABC Music Surveys for 35, 40, 45
and 50 Years Ago
Updated Every Tuesday Night
(WABC New Survey Day!)
August 28, 1979
August 27, 1974
August 26, 1969
August 25, 1964
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:
The Days (and Nights) of a Radio Idyll
Available now at
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
The Evolution of Musicradio WABC
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 is the most famous radio station ever for its jingles from
legendary companies like PAMS of Dallas, and JAM Creative Productions.
Musicradio WABC: Those
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
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
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
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
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
The Day The Music
It all came to an end on May 10, 1982.
Musicradio WABC Pictures and Memorabilia
Tour of the WABC studio in 1978
Pictures of the Musicradio WABC studio at 1330 Avenue of The
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
I wrote to Dan and got a letter back... in
WABC Musicradio $25,000
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.
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 re-created itself each Memorial Day between 1998 and 2009.
It was inspired by this web site!
The Top 77 of All Time
of the top songs of all time as voted by you!
The New York Radio Message Board
current New York Radio topics!
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and stay tuned!
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