by
Vince Santarelli

vinceapple2002@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

Internet Volume 17 - No. 4  Fall, 2018

 

 

This time around, I thought we’d take a look at where all of our old call letters have gone. The calls that used to reside on New York stations but have since been replaced.

 

WNTA (970) - Rockford, Ill. 1330 AM - “Sportsfan 1330”

WJRZ (97) - Manahawkin, NJ - 100.2 FM - “Jersey’s Greatest Hits”

WWDJ (970) - Boston, Ma. - 1150 AM - "Radio Luz Boston"

WJZ (770) - Baltimore, Md. - 1300 AM - & 105.7 FM - “The Fan”

WBFM (101.9) - Sheboygan, Wi. - 93.7 FM - “Sheboygan’s Country B93”

WLXE (1380) - Rockville, Md. - 1600 AM

WEAF (660) - Camden,S.C. - 1130 AM

WRCA (660) - Watertown, Mass. - 1130 AM - “Bloomberg Radio”

WGL (1280) - Fort Wayne, In. - 1250 AM - “Fox Sports 1250”

WJIT (1480) - Sabana, PR - 1250 AM - “Radio Hit”

WHOM (1480 & 92.3) - Mount Washington, NH - 94.9 FM - “Light Favorites”

WXRK (92.3) - Charlottesvile, Va. -LPFM 92.3 FM - “Rock Hits 92.3”

WFNY (92.3) - Gloversville, NY - 1440 AM - “Glove Cities Favorite”

WJWR (620) - Bloomington, Ill. - 903 FM - “Cornerstone Community Radio”

WKBQ (1380) - Covington, Tn. - 93.5 FM - “US 51 Country”

WMGM (1050) - Atlantic City, NJ - 103.7 FM - “1-3.7 WMGM Rocks”

WNJR (1430) - Washington, Pa. - 91.7 FM - “Radio For Listeners”

WNWK (105.9) - Newark, De. - 1260 AM - “Sabrosa 1260”

WCAA (105.9) - Albany, NY - 107.3 FM

WXLO (98.7) - Fitchburg, Ma. - 104.5 FM - “New England’s Best Variety”

WRKS (98.7) - Pickens, Mi. - 105.9 FM - “ESPN 105.9 The Zone”

WRVR (106.7) - Memphis, Tn. - 104.5 Fm - “The River”

WKHK (106.7) - Colonial Heights, VA. - 95.3 FM - “Number 1 for New Country”

WTFM (103.5) - Kingsport, Tn. - 98.5 FM - “98.5 WTFM”

WAPP (103.5) - Westhampton, NY - LPFM 100.3 FM

WXLX (620) - Lajas, PR. - 103.7 FM - “La X”

WJWR (620) - Springfield, Ill. - 90.3 FM - “Lifting  Up Jesus”

WRFM (105.1) - Muncie, In. - 990 AM

WNSR (105.1) - Brentwood, Tn. - 560 AM - “Sports Radio 560 /95.9”

WMXV (105.1) - St. Joseph, Tn. - 101.5 FM - “V 101.5”

WDBZ (105.1) - Cincinnati, Ohio - 1230 AM

WYNY (97.1 / 103.5) - Milford, Pa. - 1450 AM

 

 

And now a look back 50 years and what was going on on the air in the city.

 

WABC SCHEDULE

23 SEPTEMBER 1968

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 6:00 AM        HARRY HARRISON  (FIRST SHOW -- 23 SEPTEMBER 1968)

10:00 AM       RON LUNDY

 1:00 PM        ROBY YONGE

 3:00 PM        DAN INGRAM

 7:00 PM        BRUCE MORROW

11:00 PM       CHUCK LEONARD

12:00  M         CHARLIE GREER   (TO 6:00 AM)

 

SATURDAY

 6:00 AM        HARRY HARRISON

10:00 AM       RON LUNDY

 1:00 PM        ROBY YONGE

 3:00 PM        DAN INGRAM

 7:00 PM        BRUCE MORROW

12:00  M         CHARLIE GREER   (TO 5:00 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 5:00 AM        PUIBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMMING

10:00 AM       BOB LEWIS  (LAST SHOW - 22 FEBRUARY 1969)

 4:00 PM        CHUCK LEONARD

 9:00 PM        PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMMING

 1:55 AM        SIGN-OFF

 4:00 AM        BOB LEWIS   (TO 6:00 AM * MONDAY)

 

 

PROGRAM MANGER:  RICK SKLAR

ASST. PROGRAM MANAGER:  JULIAN BREEN

 

WOR FM SCHEDULE

*OCTOBER 1968*

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

  6:00 AM       BILL BROWN

  9:00 AM       SEBASTIAN STONE

 12:00  N        TONY TAYLOR

  4:00 PM       JIM O'BRIAN

 8:00 PM        STEVE CLARK

12:00  M         JOHNNY DONOVAN   (TO 6:00 AM)

 

SATURDAY

  6:00 AM       BILL BROWN

12:00  N         JIM O'BRIAN

 6:00 PM        STEVE CLARK

12:00  M         JOHNNY DONOVAN   (TO 5:00 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 5:00  AM       PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMMING

 9:00 AM        DANN THOMPSON

 3:00 PM        TONY TAYLOR

 9:00 PM        AL BRADY

 3:00 AM        PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMMING

 4:30 AM        JOHNNY DONOVAN   (TO 6:00 AM * MONDAY)

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  SEBASTIAN STONE

MUSIC DIRECTOR: 

 

WPIX FM SCHEDULE

*OCTOBER, 1967*

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 6:00 AM        PIX PENTHOUSE - AL D'AMICO

 9:00 AM        PIX PENTHOUSE - JOHN BOHANNON

12:00  N         PIX PENTHOUSE - AL D'AMICO

 3:00 PM        PIX PENTHOUSE - TOM MERCEIN

 4:00 PM        ART FORD'S MANHATTAN

 5:00 PM        PIX PENTHOUSE - CHARLIE WHITAKER

 7:00 PM        PIX PENTHOUSE - TOM MERCEIN

12:00  M         MANHATTAN AFTER HOURS - KEN HARPER   (TO 6:00 AM)

 

SATURDAY

12:00  M         MANHATTAN AFTER HOURS - KEN HARPER

 6:00 AM        PIX PENTHOUSE - DON McPHERSON

12:00  N         PIX PENTHOUSE - ART FORD

 6:00 PM        PIX PENTHOUSE - BOB WESTON

12:00  M         MANHATTAN AFTER HOURS - PAUL GREIS   (TO 6:00 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 6:00 AM        PIX PENTHOUSE - DON McPHERSON

 7:30 AM        PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMMING

 8:30 AM        PIX PENTHOUSE - DON McPHERSON

12:00  N         PIX PENTHOUSE - TINY MARKLE

 6:00 PM        PIX PENTHOUSE - TOM MERCEIN

12:00  M         MANHATTAN AFTER HOURS - KEN HARPER (TO 6:00 AM * MONDAY)

 

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: 

MUSIC DIRECTOR: 

 

 

       APPLE BITES CALENDAR FOR

OCTOBER

 

BIRTHDAYS

  1 - Jane Dornacker - WNBC

  2 - Harris Allen - WNEW FM, WFAN

  2 - Patti Anne Harrison - daughter of WCBS FM’s Harry Harrison

  5 - Big Wilson - WN EW, WNBC, WHN

  6 - Howard Hoffman- WPIX FM, WABC

  6 - Steve “Smokin’” Weed - WXLO, WMXV / WDBZ / WNSR (PD)

  7 - Dale Parsons - WNBC (PD), WLTW (PD)

  6 - Howard Hoffman, WPIX FM, WABC

  9 - Cadillac Jack McCartney - WWPR (PD)

10 - Bill Chadwick - Rangers

10 - Wanda Ramos - WBLS

11 - Les Marshak, WRFM, WABC, WPIX FM

11 - Mark Goodman - WPLJ, MTV

12 - Laurie Cantillo - WABC (PD)

13 - "Cousin" Brucie Morrow - WINS, WABC, WNBC, WCBS FM

13 - Art Rust, Jr. - WWRL, WMCA, WINS, WABC

13 - Lon Landis - WCBS FM

13 - Mary Thomas - WKTU, WBLS, WRKS, WQHT, WQCD

14 - Sam Huff - Giants NFL

15 - Johnny Holliday - WINS

18 - Chris Russo - WMCA, WFAN

19 - Fred Facey - NBC announcer

19 - Dick Heatherton - WCBS FM

20 - Bob Sheppard - the voice of Yankee Stadium

20 - Arlene Francis - WOR

21 - Mark Driscoll - WOR FM, WWDJ, WNBC

22 - Phil Boyce - WABC (PD), WNYM (PD)

22 - Morgan Prue - WLTW (MD)

24 - Mitch Lebe - WINS, WRFM, WNWS, WYNY, WCBS, WBBR

24 - Ron O’Brien - WXLO, WNBC

25 - Jamie Lee - WPLJ

25 - Josh Lewin - Mets announcer

25 - Jared Max - WCBS, WEPN

26 - Tom Poleman - WHTZ (PD)

26 - Chris Nadler - WRXP, WQHT           

27 - Ralph Kiner - Mets announcer

27 - Kyle Rote - WNEW, New York Giants player & announcer

28 - Peter Thiele - WNYM (PD)

 

DEATHS

  2 - Mister Magic - WBLS, WQHT - 2009

  3 - Kevin Metheny - WNBC (PD) - 2014

  4 - Pete “Mad Daddy” Myers - WINS, WNEW - 1968

  4 - Jim Nettleton - WABC, WPIX FM - 2009

  4 - James McQuade - WCBS AM & FM (VP&GM) - 2012

  5 - Big Wilson - WNEW, WNBC, WHN - 1989

  5 - Geoffrey Holder - WOR - 2014

  8 - Michael Sarzynski - WNBC - 1998

  9 - Bill Brown, WOR FM, WCBS FM - 2011

12 - Russ Knight - WNEW, WNSW - 2012

13 - Robin Taylor - WLTW - 2003

13 - Jerry Marshall - WNEW, WMGM, WCBS - 2010

14 - Al Lohman - WABC, WMGM - 2002

14 - Hank Spann - WWRL - 2009

15 - Ted Steele - WMCA - WINS - 1985

15 - Jay Stone - WXLO, WNBC - 2001

15 - Dick Shepard - WNEW, WABC, WMGM, WEVD, WPAT AM & FM - 2012

16 - Arch McDonald - Giants (MLB), Yankees announcer - 1960

16 - Jean Shepherd - WOR - 1999

16 - Mike Phillips - WXLO, WWDJ - 2006

17 - Christopher Glenn - WNEW, WCBS, CBS RADIO - 2006

20 - Mary Gay Taylor - WCBS - 2006

21 - Frankie Crocker - WMCA, WBLS - 2000

22 - Jane Dornacker - WNBC - 1986

22 - Red Barber - Dodgers, Yankees - 1992

22 - Sonny Taylor - WWRL - WRKS - 1999

22 - Soupy Sales - WNBC - 2009

23 - Bill Mazer - WNBC, WNEW TV, WFAN - 2013

24 - Dean Anthony - WMCA, WJRZ, WTFM, WHN - 2003

24 - Bill Chadwick - Rangers - 2009

26 - Bumper Morgan - WXLO, WPIX FM, WNBC - 2005

26 - Jay Shannon - WOR FM / WXLO - 2015

27 - Leon Lewis - WWRL, WLIB, WMCA - 1996

27 - John Zacherle - WNEW FM, WPLJ, WXRK - 2016

28 - Bwana Johnny - WWDJ - 2005

29 - Julian Breen, WABC (APD) - 2005

29 - Bob Howard, WNEW, WINS - 2016

30 - Paul Cassidy - WCBS FM - 1996

30 - Dennis O’Mara - Shadow Traffic - 2000

30 - Steve Allen - WNEW - 2000

31 - Jack Sterling - WCBS - WHN - 1990

31 - Charlie O’Donnell - WOR FM - 2010

 

RADIO ANNIVERSARIES

 1 - WJZ (WABC) Signs on - 1921

 1 - First “All American” appears on WABC weekly survey - 1963 (Herb Oscar Anderson)

 1 - WVNJ AM (620) changes to WSKQ - 1983

 2 - Rosko resigns from WOR FM (98.7) - 1967

 2 - Ed Walsh becomes host of WOR morning show - 2000

 4 - Jim Nettleton starts at WABC - 1969

 5 - First World Series is broadcast on WJZ (Yankees & NY Giants) - 1921

 5 - WAPP (103.5 FM) switches from AOR to CHR - 1984

 6 - Quality Network becomes Mutual - 1934

 6 - WXLX (620 AM) switches calls to WJWR - 1997

 7 - WFAN Switches from 1050 TO 660 AM  replacing WNBC - 1988

 7 - 1050 AM Frequency takes the call letters WUKQ - 1988

 8 - Live deejays debut on WOR FM - 1966

 8 - WCAA goes to 96.3 and WQXR goes to 105.9 - 2009

 9 - Phil Boyce leaves PD position at WABC - 2008

11 - WBFM becomes WPIX FM - 1964

12 - Blue Network purchased by Edward Noble for $8 million - 1943

15 - Mutual Broadcasting System debuts - 1934

15 - WCAA changes call letters to WXNY - 2009

17 - Jack Sterling does last show at WCBS (880 AM) - 1966

17 - Fire destroys WJRZ studios - 1970

18 - WNBC becomes WRCA (660 AM) - 1954

19 - Julius LaRosa is fired live on air by Arthur Godfrey - 1953

19 - Dan Ingram starts at WCBS FM - 1991

20 - WCBS FM switches to live deejays - 1969

21 - Roby Yonge does the infamous “Paul is Dead” show at WABC - 1969

23 - WOR FM becomes WXLO (98.7) - 1972

30 - Hal Jackson starts his radio career - 1939

30 - WINS switches to 1010 - 1943

30- WNEW FM becomes “Progressive Rock” - 1967

30 - Rosko starts at WNEW FM -  1967

 

 

APPLE BITES CALENDAR FOR

NOVEMBER

 

BIRTHDAYS

  2 - Bill Mazer - WNBC, WNEW TV, WFAN

  3 - Hal Jackson - WMCA, WLIB, WNJR, WWRL, WBLS

  3 - Steve Lundy - WNBC

  3 - Lisa Glasberg - WQHT, WOR, WWPR

  3 - Deborah Wetzel - WCBS FM

  3 - Joe Roberts - WRFM

  4 - Al Bernstein - WQIV, WNEW FM, WRVR, WYNY, WBLS, WKHK, WLTW,       WCBS FM

  5 - Race Taylor - WPLJ

  9 - Jim Perry - WABC

10 - Jan Ochs - WPAT AM/FM

11- Jack Lacy - WINS, WNBC

14 - Kim Ashley - WPLJ, WNEW FM, WWFS

14 - Fred Buggs - WBLS, WRKS, WQHT, WTJM, WRKS

16 - “Pretty” Patti Harrison - wife of WCBS FM's Harry Harrison

17 - Jack Lescoulie - WNEW

17 - Ted Husing - WMGM

17 - Famous Amos - WTJM

19 - George Flowers - WCBS FM news

20 - Jerry Clifton - WXLO (PD)

20 - Jim O’Brian - WOR FM

21 - Martha Deane (Marian Young) - WOR

25 - John Causier - WABC

25 - Jim Kingsland - WBBR (ND)

26 - Gerry Martire - WAXQ

28 - J.J. Kincaid - WHTZ

29 - Vin Scully - Voice of the Brooklyn  (& later LA) Dodgers

29 - Bob Wolff - Iconic New York Sportscaster

30 - Chris Reilly - WINS / WNYC AM & FM

30 - Rich Conaty - WFUV, WNEW, WQEW

 

DEATHS

 5 - Kevin Hodge - WAXQ - 2008

 5 - George Ansbro - ABC staff announcer - 2011

 8 - Thomas H. Cohen - WABC - 1969

11 - Sebastian Stone - WOR FM - 1987

12 - Lonnie Starr - WNEW, WINS, WMGM - 1972

12 - Don Larkin - WHOM, WNEW, WAAT - 2003

13 - Frank Messer - New York Yankees - 2001

15 - Fred Feldman - WOR Helicopter 710 / Shadow Traffic - 1996

17 - Stan Z. Burns - WINS - 1990

19 - Bill Stern - WINS - 1971

20 - Dene Hallam - WHN (PD), WKHK (PD) - 2009

21 - John B. Gambling - WOR - 1974

22 - Big Joe Rosenfeld - WOR, WINS, WMGM, WABC - 1987

22 - Dave Charity - WPLJ, WNSR, WMXV - 2008

24 - Tom Clay - WCBS FM - 1995

27 - Jack Carney - WABC - 1984

27 - Bill Winters - WCBS FM - 1975

28 - Don French- WNBC - 1982

28 - Jerold Boulding - WWRL (PD) - 2013

29 - Gene Rayburn - WNEW, WNBC - 1999

 

RADIO ANNIVERSARIES

  1 - W59NY (45.9 Mhz) changes call letters to WQXQ - 1943 (soon to be    WQXR FM) - 1943

  1 - W71NY changes call letters to WBAM - 1943 (soon to be WOR FM)

  2 - WFAN FM starts at 101.9 - 2012

  3 - WABC (880 AM) changes call letters to WCBS - 1946

  4 - WOR FM switches to the “Drake” format - 1967

  5 - Jack Sterling starts at WCBS (880 AM) - 1948

  5 - Vin Scelsa debuts on WFUV - 1967

  6 - Great Newspaper strike ends - 1978

  7 - Classical WNCN (104.3 FM) becomes AOR WQIV - 1974

  8 - WQXR FM Signs on as W2XQR (43.2 Mhz)- 1939

  8 - Mike McCann begins professional career as “Mike Hudson” at WLNA,            Peekskill. - 1974

  8 - WXRK changes call letters to WNOW FM - 2012

  9 - The great New York City Blackout #1 - 1965

  9 - Mike McKay starts at WABC (770 AM) - 1979

11 - NBC first broadcasts from 30 Rockefeller Plaza - 1930

12 - WEAF (660 AM) BECOMES WNBC - 1946

13 - WMXV (105.1 FM) plays all Broadway music for 24-hours - 1996

14 - WMXV premiers new "Hot AC" Format - 1996

15 - NBC Red Network debuts - 1926

16 - Harry Harrison starts at WMCA - 1959

16 - Jonathan Schwartz starts at WNEW FM - 1967

16 - Ed Walsh becomes news director and afternoon news anchor at WOR - 1987

17 - George Michael’s last show on WABC - 1979

20 - Alan Freed is fired from WABC - 1959

21 - Harry Harrison’s last show on WABC - 1979

21 - Bob Grant does last show on WABC - 2008

22 - WQCD (101.9 FM) adopts “New York Chill” format - 2004

24 - Pope family takes ownership of WHOM - 1946

25 - WTFM (103.5) first signs on - 1961

26 - W2XQR signs on at 43.2 Mhz. Station will become WQXR FM - 1939

26 - Bob Sheppard officially retires as voice of Yankee Staadium - 2009

27 - Chuck Leonard’s last show on WABC - 1979

27 - American Top 40 begins at WPLJ - 1983

28 - Pat St. John starts at WNEW FM - 1987

29 - Dean Anthony Starts at WMCA - 1964

29 - WMXV becomes WDBZ “The Buzz” - 1996

 

 

APPLE BITES CALENDAR FOR

DECEMBER

 

BIRTHDAYS

  1 - Danny Stiles - WHBI, WNJR, WEVD FM, WOR, WNYC, WVNJ, WNSW

  1 - Chuck Dunaway - WABC

  1 - Sue O’Neal - WXLO, WQHT, WPLJ, WTJM, WNEW FM, WCBS FM

  2 - Meg Griffin - WNEW FM, WPIX FM, WXRK, WFUV

  2 - Wendy Wild - WKTU

  3 - Bill Slater - New York Giants (baseball) / New York Yankees announcer

  4 - Jay Stone - WXLO, WNBC

  5 - Frank Kingston Smith - WABC

  5 - Donna Fiducia - Shadow Traffic, WNBC, WCBS, WNEW FM

  9 - Jim Kerr - WPLJ, WPIX FM, WYNY, WMXV, WQCD, WYNY, WAXQ

  9 - Glenn Morgan - PD - WABC

  9 - Jeff Z - WKTU (PD)

  9 - Jagger - WKTU

  9 - Jim Douglas - WHN,WNSR, WMXV, WCBS FM, WWFS

10 - Mark Chernoff - WFAN (PD)

11 - Frank Reed -WNBC, WWDJ (OM)

12 - Vin Scelsa - WABC FM, WNEW FM, WXRK, WFUV

12 - Liz Kiley - WABC

12 - Mike Golic - WEPN (ESPN Radio)

13 - Marty Martinez - WNEW FM

14 - “Symphony” Sid Torin - WBNX, WHOM, WWRL, WMCA, WJZ, WEVD

14 - Dean Anthony - WMCA, WWDJ, WTFM, WHN

14 - Dave Herman - WABC FM, WNEW FM, WXRK

14 - Jonathan Bell - WHTZ

15 - Alan Freed - WINS, WABC

16 - Thom Morrera - WNEW FM

16 - Bob Shannon - WYNY, WCBS FM

18 - Edwin Armstrong - inventor of FM radio

18 - Alex Bennett - WMCA, WPLJ

18 - Frankie Crocker - WMCA, WBLS

18 - Dan Daniel - WMCA, WHN, WYNY, WCBS FM

18 - Ray Rossi - WHTZ, WPLJ, WQHT, WYNY

20 - Shelley Wade - WHTZ

20 - Moonshadow - WSKQ           

22 - Gene Rayburn - WNEW, WNBC

22 - George Jellinek - WQXR

23 - Don McNeill - ABC Radio “Breakfast Club”

23 - Randy Davis - WYNY, WCBS FM, WNEW FM

23 - Scott Vincent - ABC Radio announcer

24 - Jerold Boulding - WWRL

25 - Steve Roy - WLTW

26 - Steve Allen - WNEW (amongst other things)

26 - Christine Nagy - WAXQ, WHTZ, WLTW

27 - Pete Tauriello - Shadow Traffic

28 - Max Kinkel - WKHK, WCBS FM, WXRK

28 - Carol Miller - WQIV, WPLJ, WNEW FM, WAXQ

28 - Bob Pittman - WNBC (PD)

28 - Ralph Tortora - WNEW FM, WAXQ

29 - Zach Martin - WAXQ, WFAN

30 - Sean Hannity - WABC, WOR

31 - Candy Jones - WMCA

31 - Jay Clark - WABC (OM)

 

DEATHS

  9 - Marian Young (Martha Deane) - WOR - 1973       

11 - Robert Q. Lewis - WNEW, WNBC - 1991

14 - Walter A. Schwartz - WABC (GM) - 2005

17 - Bill Calder - WHN - 1990

18 - Clay Cole - WINS - 2010

21 - Barry Gray - WMCA, WOR - 1996

22 - Jeff Long - WRFM, WPAT - 1987

22 - Fred Foy - WABC - 2010

22 - Lou Adler, WCBS - 2017

23 - DJ Carl Blaze - WWPR - 2006

23 - Stan Brooks - WINS - 2013

24 - Maurice "Hot Rod" Hulbert - WOV, WWRL - 1996

24 - George Michael - WABC - 2009

24 - Lynn Samuels - WBAI, WABC - 2011

26 - "Brother" John Rydgren - WABC FM - 1988

26 - Al DeRogatis - Giants announcer - 1995

26 - Fran Schneidau - WCBS - 2017

28 - Billy Taylor - WNEW, WLIB FM - 2010

29 - Gilbert Hodges - WABC - 1995

30 - Bob Jones - WHN,WNEW - 2012

31 - Bob Grant - WMCA, WOR, WABC - 2013

31 - Sam Holman - WABC - 1986

 

RADIO ANNIVERSARIES

   1 - WNEW moves to 1130 AM - 1941

   1 - WNCN (104.3 FM) Signs on - 1956

   2 - Danny Stiles debuts on WHBI - 1947

   2 - Don Imus starts at WNBC (660 AM) - 1971

   2 - WQXR AM becomes WQEW (1560) - 1992

   2 - WCBS moves to 345 Hudson St.- 2011

   3 - W2XR becomes WQXR  - 1936

   3 - First Shadow Traffic broadcast in New York - 1979

   3 - Don Imus starts at WABC - 2007

   4 - WCBS AM expands "All News" format to midnight - 1967

   4 - Jammin’ Oldies debuts On 105.1 - 1998

   6 - WRKS changes format to classic soul - 1994

   7 - WVNJ signs on - 1948

   7 - WABC switches to "Top 40" - 1960

   7 - Y-107 debuts country on 107.1 (trimulcast) - 1996

   8 - New York newspaper strike begins - WABC FM goes all news - 1962

   9 - Gene Klavan does last show on WNEW (1130 AM) - 1977

10 - Oscar Brand debuts on WNYC - 1945

11 - Last broadcast of WNEW AM - 1992

14 - WWRL FM (105.1) signs on - 1953

15 - WABC replaces WOR as CBS affiliate in New York - 1928

15 - WQXR FM (96.3) moves transmitter to Empire State Building - 1965

15 - Randy Davis starts at WYNY (97.1 FM) - 1980

15 - John R. Gambling takes over Rambling With Gambling - 1990

15 - WNEW officially becomes WBBR - 1992

16 - Howard Stern does last show at WXRK - 2005

17 - WCBS signs on (as WABC) - 1926

17 - WPLJ changes call letters to WWPR - 1987

17 - WWXY becomes WYNY (107.1) - 1998

18 - Phil Rizzuto hired as New York Yankee announcer - 1956

18 - Scott Muni starts at WNEW FM - 1967

18 - Classical WNCN becomes active rock WAXQ - 1993

19 - ABC takes over ownership of WJZ (770 AM) - 1944

20 - John R. Gambling last show on WOR - 2013

21 - WWPR switches back to WPLJ - 1988

25 - 92.3 FM frequency signs on as WMCA FM - 1948

26 - WPAT FM changes from beautiful music to down tempo AC - 1992

27 - Final broadcast of “Breakfast Club” on ABC Radio - 1968

27 - WQEW switches to Radio Disney - 1998

29 - WMCA - first station in New York to Play “I Want to Hold Your Hand " at 12:50 PM - 1963

31 - Last ABC Radio newscast - 1967

31 - Dean Anthony does last show at WMCA - 1968

31 - WPOW signs off for good - 1984

31 - Dan Daniel does last show at WCBS FM - 2002

 

 

EDITOR'S NOTE

For those of you on Facebook, and who isn’t these days, there is a page dedicated to Dan Ingram. It’s called “Fans of Dan Ingram.” If you haven’t seen it as yet, I must tell you that it’s must see for fans of Big Dan. Lots of pictures and I am a frequent contributor. Giving some of Dan’s funny lines from back in the day and other memories that I have of Dan. It’s well worth your time.

 

Vince Santarelli

Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

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