A Complete Cousin Brucie WABC Show !


Who says you can't go back?

Here's a full length Cousin Bruce Morrow WABC Show from September 9, 1968. It's all here; the music, the commercials, the news, the jingles and that WABC sound. Four hours of Cousin Brucie just the way it happened over thirty years ago!

Bruce rose to great heights at WABC. He had the highest evening ratings in New York City for many years. Literally millions grew up with him and his influence with kids and young adults is legendary. Advertisers flocked to WABC to advertise with him to get his credibility on the commercials. And, as you can hear, there were plenty of commercials on Bruce's show!

WABC played the hits. Whatever was selling best in New York City is what the station played. There was virtually no adjusting of the playlist for different ages. Unlike today where most stations adjust their playlist for certain demographics, WABC tried to reach everyone. It was actually a straight forward concept... if it was a hit, play it!

Uncut and unedited... Cousin Bruce and WABC!

Special appreciation and thanks go to Charles Bluhm for having the foresight to tape Bruce on his reel to reel recorder back in 1968 and also for donating the aircheck to the Musicradio WABC Web Site. He took many hours transferring it for its use here.


So here we go... just as it happened then... Cousin Brucie!

7 to 8 PM

7 to 8 PM
Real Audio


8 to 9 PM

8 to 9 PM
Real Audio


9 to 10 PM

9 to 10 PM
Real Audio


10 to 11 PM

10 to 11 PM
Real Audo



WABC Music Power Survey for Week of 3 September 1968

Courtesy of the WABC Musicradio 77 Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 TW                                                             LW
 *1. People Got to Be Free - The Rascals (Atlantic) *5 weeks #1* 1
  2. Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano (RCA)                        3
  3. Turn Around, Look at Me - The Vogues (Reprise)              2
  4. Sunshine of Your Love - Cream (Atco)                        4
  5. Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf (Dunhill)                     6
  6. Classical Gas - Mason Williams (Warner Brothers)            5
  7. Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley (Plantation)       25
  8. You're All I Need to Get By -                                
                            Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (Tamla) 15
  9. 1, 2, 3, Red Light - The 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)        27
 10. Hush - Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)                        30
 11. Hey Jude - The Beatles (Apple)                             HP
*12. Hello, I Love You - The Doors (Elektra)                     7
 13. Stay In My Corner - The Dells (Cadet)                      14
 14. The Fool On the Hill - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (A&M)    12
 15. I Can't Stop Dancing - Archie Bell & the Drells (Atlantic) 18
 16. The House that Jack Built - Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)     16
 17. Love Makes a Woman - Barbara Acklin (Brunswick)             8
 18. Do It Again - The Beach Boys (Capitol)                     20
 19. Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan (Epic)                           11
 20. Mr. Businessman - Ray Stevens (Monument)                   28
 22. Slip Away - Clarence Carter (Atlantic)                     --
 29. Girl Watcher - The O'Kaysions (ABC)                        --
Hot Prospect:
     Hello, Hello - Tiny Tim (Reprise)                            
*former Pick Hit
All American of the Week:
     Chuck Leonard -  11:00PM - Midnight, Monday - Friday
                       4:00PM -  9:00 PM, Sunday



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