WABC All American Survey for Week of 3 January 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. Hello Goodbye - The Beatles (Capitol)         *4 weeks #1*  1
 *2. Daydream Believer - The Monkees (Colgems)                   2
  3. I Heard It Through the Grapevine -                           
                                Gladys Knight & the Pips (Soul)  4
 *4. Bend Me, Shape Me - The American Breed (Acta)               9
  5. I Second that Emotion -                                      
                         Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (Tamla)  5
  6. Woman, Woman - The Union Gap (Columbia)                    21
  7. Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)                 8
  8. Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) -                            
                           John Fred & his Playboy Band (Paula) 28
 *9. It's Wonderful - The Young Rascals (Atlantic)              10
 10. You Better Sit Down Kids - Cher (Imperial)                 11
 11. The Rain, the Park and Other Things - The Cowsills (MGM)    3
 12. Boogaloo Down Broadway -                                     
                    The Fantastic Johnny C. (Phil-L.A. of Soul) 16
*13. She's a Rainbow - The Rolling Stones (London)              48
 14. Honey Chile - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (Gordy)        20
 15. Love Power - The Sandpebbles (Calla)                       --
 16. Incense and Peppermints - The Strawberry Alarm Clock (Uni)  7
 17. Snoopy's Christmas - The Royal Guardsmen (Laurie)           6
 18. Keep the Ball Rolling - Jay & the Techniques (Smash)       12
 19. Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers (Buddah)               --
 20. I Say a Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick (Scepter)           14
 21. Different Drum - The Stone Poneys (Capitol)                --
 22. Skinny Legs and All - Joe Tex (Dial)                       26
 24. My Baby Must Be a Magician - The Marvelettes (Tamla)       41
 25. To Give (The Reason I Live) - Frankie Valli (Philips)      --
 26. Storybook Children - Billy Vera & Judy Clay (Atlantic)     17
 30. Summer Rain - Johnny Rivers (Imperial)                     29
 35. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You -                 
                            Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (Tamla) --
 40. I Can Take or Leave Your Loving - Herman's Hermits (MGM)   --

Hot Prospect:
     You - Marvin Gaye (Tamla)                                    
Radio 77 Pick Hit:
     Strawberry Shortcake - Jay & the Techniques (Smash)          
*former Pick Hit
All American of the Week:
     Herb Oscar Anderson - 6:00 AM-10:00 AM, Monday - Saturday

SPECIAL NOTES:  This survey debuted on Wednesday, 3 January 1968, 
due to the New Year holiday.

On 1 January 1968, the ABC Radio Network split into four different 
networks, with specialized demographic appeal.  The four networks 
were:  American Contemporary Network (news continues at :55; 
targeted for Top 40 and popular music stations), American 
Information Network (news at the top of the hour; targeted for 
news and information stations and full-service stations), American 
Entertainment Network (news at :30; intended for middle-of-the 
road and country-and-western stations), and American FM Network 
(intended for beautiful music FM stations, later evolved into a 
service for album rock stations; news at :15).  WABC, of course, 
opted to go with ABC/Contemporary, leaving its newscasts at :55 
and :25.  Many of the old network features went away at this point 
(Don McNeil's Breakfast Club went to ABC/Entertainment; many of 
the news commentators such as Bob Considine and Alex Drier went to 
ABC/Information; Flare Reports were discontinued.  WABC kept 
Howard Cosell Sports, both at the local and network level.)  The 
reduction of the news block at 6:00pm from one hour and twenty-
five minutes to twenty minutes moved Dan Ingram's shift by one 
hour, from 2:00pm-6:00pm to 3:00pm-7:00pm.  With the deletion of 
the Breakfast Club, Ron Lundy's three hour shift was moved back an 
hour, to start at 10:00am.  This created a rare on-air vacancy at 
WABC; a new 1:00pm-3:00pm shift began at this time.  The shift was 
filled by Roby Yonge, a Florida DJ.

"Welcome Roby Yonge to WABC...And be listening every night for 
WABC's new feature, Jerry Marshall's 'Contemporary Sound Survey,' 
with the Top Hits from ABC/Contemporary stations across the 

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