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 6266647 times since January 5, 1997
Last updated  December 16, 2014

 

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

WABC's TOP 100 OF THE YEAR!
How about 1967?

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HOA, Brucie, Big Dan
Ron, Roby, Chuck
Charlie, Bob-A-Loo

The Top 100 of the Year was a huge tradition at WABC.
We listened intently to WABC between Christmas and New Year's to find out what the Number 1 Song of The Year was.

The end of 1967 was significant to WABC because it marked the end of "The Breakfast Club"
the syrupy ABC network morning show from Chicago that WABC had been required to carry.
Various other network programming requirements were also dropped from the format.

Starting in 1968 WABC was able to evolve into the super-station most people remember.
With those network commitments gone from the format and FM still a ways off,
 the circumstances were in place for WABC to break ratings records.

Charlie Greer on WABC
December 30, 1967

         
     
 Mp3            Real Audio

 

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

December 18, 1979
December 17, 1974

December 16, 1969
December 15, 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!

 

 

For the 17th Year!
   

The Votes Are In
Thanks to you we set a record for total number of voters!

Survey guys Mike Riccio and Tom Natoli will count down this year's Top 77
with Bob Radil over Rewound Radio on December 26th!

More details coming soon!

If you'd would like to learn more about this year's Top 77,
Musicradio77.com's Scott Benjamin interviewed Mike Riccio:

Mike Riccio Discusses The 2014 Top 77

 

 

 

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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