by
Vince Santarelli

vinceapple2002@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Internet Volume 17 - No. 1  Winter, 2018

 

 

First off, I though we’d take a look at who we lost this past year. Once again, it’s a long list with a lot of talent.

Famed Knick announcer John Andariese passed on March 13th

Our beloved Herb Oscar Anderson died on January 29th

Alan Colmes whose been around the dial at WHN, WPIX FM, WABC, and is probably best remembered as the last voice on WNBC passed on February 23rd

Michael Harrison, son of Harry, passed tragically on June 20th

Reggie LaVong, who worked at WWRL and WNBC as Just John died on September 19th

June LeBell who was at WQXR for nearly 30 years passed on April 30th

Neal “Moom” Mullins who was PD at WHN in 1985 died on May 15th

Harvey Hauptman of WCBS passed on August 2nd

Lou Adler of WCBS died on December 22nd

Gabe Pressman, probably the dean of  New York newsmen left us on June 23rd

Tony Taylor who was at WOR FM, WNEW, WPLJ and WNBC passed on June 20th

Jay Thomas, best known for his zany morning show on WXLO died on August 24th

Bea Wain of WMCA and WABC passed on August 19th

The dean of New York sportscasters Bob Wolff left us on July 15th

Robert Vaughn of WCBS passed on September 11th

Fran Schneidau, Connecticut bureau chief of WCBS left us on December 26th

 

May they all rest in peace and know how much they were loved while they were here.

 

 

And now a look at all of the divided by 5 anniversaries coming up this year:

95 years ago in 1923 WJZ moved to New York City

90 years ago in 1928 WGL changes calls to WOV

85 years ago in 1933 we heard the first “Breakfast Club” on ABC radio

75 years ago in 1943 Edward Noble purchased the NBC Blue Network, WINS switches frequency to 1010, W39NY becomes WNYC FM, W2XOR changes calls to WBAM

70 years ago in 1948 ABC Radio Network debuts, WMCA FM signs on at 92.3,, WHN switches call letters to WMGM, WBAM FM becomes WOR FM, WVNJ signs on

65 years ago in 1953 WJZ changes call letters to WABC, first “Music ‘Til Dawn” on WCBS, WTFM purchased by Friendly Frost, WWRL FM signs on at 105.1

60 years ago in 1958 WMCA starts their Top 4 format, WHFI becomes WNEW FM, WTFM first signs on,

55 years ago in 1963 WABC FM introduces stereo broadcasting into their evening schedule, WMCA first plays “I “Want to Hold Your Hand”

50 years ago in 1968 ABC splits into four separate networks, Last Breakfast Club on ABC Radio, Cap Cities takes over ABC

45 years ago in CBS becomes the first 24 hour network, WHN switches to country music, WNBC switches to the “Rock Pile”

40 years ago in 1978 WKTU switches to disco format

35 years ago in 1983 WPLJ switches to CHR, WVNJ FM beomes WHTZ, WHTZ moves their transmitter to the Empire State Building

30 years ago in 1988 WWPR changes call letters back to WPLJ, WPIX FM changes to Jazz, WPIX FM becomes WQCD, WNBC becomes WFAN, 1050 AM changes calls to WUKQ, WYNY moves to 103.5, WQHT moves to 97.1

25 years ago in 1993 WZRC changes to Korean programming, WNCN becomes WAXQ, WBBR debuts at 1130 AM

20 years ago in 1998 last “Radio Greats Reunion” on WCBS FM, WNWK switches from multicultural to Spanish, WNWK changes call letters to WCAA, WPAT sold to Multicultural Broadcasting, WQEW becomes Radio Disney, WDBZ becomes “Big 105,” WDBZ becomes WBIX, WBIX swittches to “Jammin’’ Oldies,” WWXY changes calls to WYN

15 years ago in 2003 last Top 20 Countdown on WCBS FM, WEVD  changes calls to WEPN, WNEW FM drops talk format in favor of CHR, WNEW FM debuts “Blink” format,, WNEW FM becomes “Mix 102.7

10 years ago in 2008 WWDJ changes call letters to WTTT, WTTT changes call letters to WNYM, WPIX FM changes call letters to WRXP

Five years ago in 2013 Cumulus takes control of WFME, WFME changes call letters to WRXP, WRXP starts the format wheel, WRXP changes calls to WNSH and adopts country music format

 

And there you have it. The anniversaries coming up this year, 2018.

 

 

APPLE BITES CALENDAR FOR

JANUARY

 

BIRTHDAYS

  1 - Ted Cott - WNYC, WNEW, WNBC

  1 - Clay Cole - WINS

  2 - Julius La Rosa - WNEW

  2 - Rasa Kaye - WLTW

  4 - Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins - WINS, WNEW, WNBC

  8 - Soupy Sales - WNBC

  8 - Charles Osgood - WFUV, WCBS, CBS TV

  9 - Angie Martinez - WQHT, WWPR

10 - Don Gardiner - ABC Staff Announcer

11 - Pete Salant - WYNY (PD)

12 - Rush Limbaugh - WABC, Syndication

12 - Howard Stern - WNBC, WXRK

12 - Paul Cassidy - WCBS FM

14 - George Ansbro - ABC Staff Announcer

14 - Bumper Morgan - WXLO - WPIX FM - WNBC

15 - Al Lohman - WABC, WMGM

15 - Marty Lyons - Jets

16 - Bob Gibson - NBC Radio News, WCBS, ABC Radio News, WCBS, WNEW   AM, WMCA, WINS, WOR

18 - Dene Hallam - WHN (PD), WKHK (PD)

21 - Wolfman Jack - WNBC

21 - Felix Hernandez - WBGO,WRKS, WBLS

23 - Ernie Kovacs - WABC

24 - Jimmy Fink - WABC FM, WPLJ, WXRK

25 - Ernie Harwell - Dodgers & Giants play-by-play

25 - Tommy Smalls (Dr. Jive) - WWRL

25 - Tom Morgan - WXLO, WPLJ

25 - Norm N. Nite - WCBS FM

25 - B.J. Stone - WNJR, WRKS

25 - APPLE BITES Editor Vince Santarelli

26 - Alison Steele - WNEW FM, WNEW, WXRK

26 - Lauren Santarelli - Daughter of Vince (see above)

27 - Dead Air Dave / Dylan- WXRK, WWFS

28 - Neal “Moon” Mullins - WHN (PD)

28 - Bill White - Voice of The Yankees 1971 - 1988

28 - Wayne Cabot - WCBS

29 - Keeve Berman - WOR FM, ABC Radio

31 - Connie Desmond - Yankees, Giants, Dodgers, Knicks

31 - John Minko - WFAN

 

 DEATHS

  1 - Jim Karvellas - Knicks play-by-play - 2010

  3 - Milton Cross - Voice of The Metropolitan Opera on WQXR - 1975

  3 - Marty Glickman - Voice of Giants, Knicks & Rangers - 2001

  5 - Jerry Coleman - New York Yankees - 2014

  6 - Thom O’Hair - WQIV PD - 2001

  8 - John A. Gambling - WOR - 2004

  8 - Jim Lounsberry - WPIX FM, WOR FM, WABC, WRFM - 2006

10 - Dean Hunter - WHN - 1999

12 - Art Rust, Jr. - WWRL, WMCA, WINS, WABC, WBLS - 2010

13 - Ernie Kovacs - WABC - 1962

14 - Don Carney - WOR (Uncle Don) - 1954

16 - George Jellinek - WQXR - 2010

16 - Peter Roberts - WINS, WOR, WPAT - 2013

17 - Joel Sebastian - WNEW - WKHK - WHN - WNBC - 1986

18 - Edwin Armstrong - founder of FM radio - 1954

18 - Steve Flanders - WCBS - 1983

18 - Candy Jones - WMCA - 1990

18 - Harry Fleetwood - WNBC, WRCA, WNCN - 2004

20 - Alan Freed - 1965

20 - Ken Harper - WPIX FM - 1988

22 - Ruth Ann Meyer - WMGM, WMCA (PD), WHN (PD), WNEW (PD) - 2011

23 - Bob "Bob-A-Loo" Lewis - WMGM,  WABC - WABC FM - WNEW FM,    WCBS FM - 1987

24 - Mary Thomas - WKTU, WBLS, WXLO/WRKS, WQHT, WQCD - 1999

24 - Joe Franklin - WOR - 2015

25 - Bill Slater - Voice of New York Giants (Baseball) - 1965

26 - Bob Brown - WAAT, WNTA, WJRZ, WWDJ, WNWS, WVNJ - 2005

27 - Bob Haymes - WCBS, WNBC, WNEW - 1989

28 - Stan Martin - WPIX FM, WNEW, WRFM, WTFM, WHN, WKTU, WQEW - 2003

29 - Herb Oscar Anderson - WMCA, WABC, WHN, WOR - 2017

30 - Pegeen Fitzgerald - WOR - 1989

31 - Major Edwin Armstrong - founder of FM radio - 1954

31 - Irv Smith - WINS - 1959

31 - Peter Tripp - WMGM - 2000

31 - Michael O’Neill - WMCA, WHN, WINS - 2006

 

RADIO ANNIVERSARIES

  1 - Blue Network signs on - 1927

  1 - WKBQ becomes WBNX - 1931

  1 - Martin Block Moves to WABC (770 AM) - 1954

  1 - WRVR (106.7 FM) Signs on - 1961

  1 - First All American appears on WABC surveys (Charlie Greer) - 1963

  1 - WQXR AM & FM split operations - 1967

  1 - Jack Sterling starts at WHN - 1967

  1 - ABC splits into four separate networks - 1968

  1 - Alison Steele starts at AOR WNEW FM (102.7) - 1968

  1 - Roby Yonge officially starts at WABC - 1968

  1 - WCBS Expands news format to 24-hours - 1970

  1 - WNWS Becomes WYNY (Y-97) (97.1 FM) - 1977

  1 - WEVD (97.9 FM) Switches to 1050 AM - 1989

  1 - WSKQ Takes over 97.9 FM - 1989

  1 - WXRK (92.3 FM) changes call letters to WFNY - 2006

  1 - WWRL switches to Spanish format - 2014

  2- WABC (770 AM) transmitter moves to Lodi, NJ - 1944

  2 - Debut of “Fresh” format on 102.7 FM. - 2007

  3 - Cap Cites takes over ABC - 1986

  3 - “Free FM” debuts on WFNY - 2006

  4 - Martin Block starts at WABC - 1954 

  4 - Last “Music Till Dawn” on WCBS - 1970

  4 - ESPN Radio debuts - 2000

  4 - WBBR (1130 AM) Begins financial news programming - 1993

  5 - WXRK (92.3 FM) changes to Modern Rock - 1996

  5 - WWRL changes to Spanish - 2014

  6 - Joe O’Brien starts at WNBC - 1969

  6 - WJRZ (970 AM) sold to Pacific Southern - 1971

  6 - WFME license changes from non-commercial to commercial - 2012

  8 - Max Kinkel starts at WCBS FM - 1983

  9 - Howard Stern moves to Sirius Satellite Radio - 2006

  9 - WNEW FM becomes WWFS - 2007

10 - Howard Cosell does first “Speaking of Everything” program on WABC - 1965

11 - Cumulus takes control of WFME with simulcast of WPLJ - 2013

12 - Last “Top 20 Countdown on WCBS FM - 2003 (the year was 1974)

13 - Bob Grant does last show at WOR - 2006

14 - Dan Ingram starts at WKTU (92.3 FM) - 1985

14 - WFME changes call letters to WRXP - 2013

15 - WWRL bought by Sonderling Broadcasting - 1964

17 - Joe Bolton officially becomes “Officer Joe” - 1955

17 - Scott Shannon last show at WHTZ - 1989

18 - Herb Oscar Anderson does last show at WABC (first time) - 1958

18 - WRXP (94.7 FM) starts the format wheel - 2013

20 - Peter Tripp’s “Stay Awake Marathon” starts - 1959

20 - WPAT FM (93.1) changes to the "Suave" format - 1996

21 - WYNY (103.5 FM) confirms rumors that they are dropping country - 1996

21 - WNSR (105.1 FM) becomes WBIX “Big 105” - 1998

21 - WWRL drops “Air America” format - 2010

21 - WRXP (94.7 FM) becomes Country “Nash FM” - 2013

22 - “Casey’s Top 40” debuts on WHTZ (100.3 FM) - 1989

23 - WNBC (660 AM) switches from classical to pop - 1954

23 - WKHK (106.7 FM) country becomes WLTW "Lite FM" - 1984

24 - First Top 20 Countdown on WCBS FM (1-2-62) - 1982

26 - NBC’s  “Monitor” broadcast for the last time (John Bartholomew Tucker host) - 1975

26 - Bob Gibson does the last Monitor News Update - 1975

27 - CBS radio debuts as “United Independent Broadcasters” - 1927

27 - Scott Shannon leaves WHTZ - 1989

27 - WNYC (820 AM & 93.9 FM) taken over by “WNYC Foundation” - 1997

27 - WNEW FM (102.7) drops talk format in favor of music - 2003

29 - Scott Muni last day at WABC - 1965

29 - WRXP (94.7 FM) changes call letters to WNSH - 2013

30 - WADO (1280 AM) signs on as WGL - 1927

 

 

APPLE BITES CALENDAR FOR

FEBRUARY

 

BIRTHDAYS

 1 - Bill Owen - WABC

 2 - Kenny Albert - Rangers play-by-play

 2 - Michael Kay - New York Yankees TV Play-by-play, WEPN

 2 - Jack the Wack - WPIX FM, WHTZ

 2 - Linda Silver - WMXV (MD) (aka Shauna King at WHTZ)

 2 - Joe Causi - WKTU, WNEW FM, WCBS FM

 2 - Susan Gail Browning - WYNY

 3 - Martin Block - WNEW, WABC

 3 - Dennis Elsas - WNEW FM, WFUV

 3 - Helen Little - WBLS, WWPR, WLTW

 4 - Al Bandiero - WXLO, WKTU, WQHT, WPLJ, WTJM, WKTU

 4 - Karen Carson - WPAT, WLTW, WAXQ, WNSR, WWFS

 5 - John A. Gambling - WOR

 6 - Kathy Millar - WLTW

 6 - Crys Quimby - WINS, WCBS, Metro Networks

 7 - Oscar Brand - WNYC

 7 - G. Keith Alexander - WBLS, WRKS, WKTU (original), WRVR, WTJM

 9 - Bob Hite - CBS staff announcer

 9 - Ian Eagle - WFAN, Nets

11 - Bill Buchner - WLTW

12 - Joe Gargiola - Yankees

12 - Pat St. John - WPLJ, WNEW FM, WCBS FM, WAXQ

12 - Ed Lover - WQHT, WWPR, WRKS

12 - Maureen Donnelly  (wife of Dan Ingram)

14 - Mel Allen - Voice of the Yankees

14 - Gabe Pressman - WRCA, WNBC

14 - Murray the K - WMCA, WMGM, WINS, WOR FM, WNBC, WKTU

14 - “Brother” John Rydgren - WABC FM

14 - Joe Nolan - The Traffic Guy

14 - Cindy Vero - WKTU, WNSH, WPLJ

15 - R. Peter Straus - WMCA owner

16 - Wayne Howell - NBC Staff Announcer

16 - Buzz Brindle - WNBC, WYNY

17 - Red Barber - Dodgers, Yankees (“The Ole Red Head”)

17 - Robin Marshall - WPIX FM, WQCD, WWFS

17 - Chris Angelo - WCBS FM (Production Director)

17 - Elliot Segal - WHTZ, WOR

18 - Bill Cullen - WNBC

18 - Dr. Dre - WQHT, WTJM, WWPR

19 - Sandy Becker - WWRL, WRCA, WNBC, WNEW

19 - Jim Gordon - Knicks, Rangers, Giants (NFL) play-by-play

19 - Ed Walsh - WOR, WINS, WCBS

22 - Don Pardo - NBC

22 - Tony Warren - WCBS FM

24 - Jim Lounsberry - WPIX FM, WOR FM, WABC, WRFM

26 - Robert Alda - WNBC, WEVD

28 - Skip Dillard - WBLS (PD)

 

DEATHS

  2 - Shirley Lundy (wife of Ron) - 2013

  2 - Bob Elliot - WINS, WOR - 2016 

  4 - Jim Ameche - WHN - 1983

  4 - Junior Hernandez - WSKQ - 1998

  6 - Ralph Kiner - Mets - 2014

  9 - Johnny Michaels - WOR FM, WMCA, WNEW FM, WCBS FM, WKTU, WBLS,                                                            WNBC - 2002

13 - Carlos de Jesus - WKTU - 2012

15 - Wally Parker - ABC Staff announcer - 2005

16 - J.R. Nelson - WHTZ - 2010

17 - Barney Pip - WPIX FM - 1994

17 - Jim Gordon - Voice of the New York football Giants - 2003

18 - Bob Hite - CBS Staff announcer - 2000

18 - Erwin Frankel - WPOW, WABC FM, WRFM - 2012

19 - Bob Cruz - WABC - 1995

20 - Jim Woods - Yankees, Giants (bb) play-by-play - 1988

20 - Curt Gowdy - Yankees - 2006

21 - Murray The K - WINS - 1982

21 - Tom Mercein - WNEW, WPIX FM  - 1999

21 - Cephas Bowles - WBGO - 2015

23 - Alan Colmes - WHN, WPIX FM, WABC, WNBC, WMCA, WEVD - 2017

25 - Jack Lazare - WNEW - 2006

26 - Bert Lee - WOR, WMCA, WHN, WINS - 2004

 

RADIO ANNIVERSARIES

  1 - WOR (710 AM) officially moves to New York City - 1941

  1 - WEVD switches from 97.9 FM to 1050 AM - 1989

  1 - WWRL changes to Indian and South Asian programming - 2016

  2 - Joe McCoy starts as a disc jockey at WCBS FM - 1975

  2 - Laurie Cantillo starts as PD at WABC - 2009

  3 - Martin Block starts at WNEW First “Make Believe Ballroom” (1130 AM) - 1935

  3 - Phil Boyce starts at Salem Communications - 2012

  4 - WYNY (103.5 FM) drops country - 1996

  5 - WNYC FM signs on as W39NY - 1941

  5 - WQCD (101.9 FM) becomes WRXP - 2008

  6 - WMCA signs on at 880 AM - 1925

  6 - Former WMCA Good Guy Joe O’Brien retires - 2000

  6 - ABC announces plans to sell 24 radio stations to Citadel - 2006

  7 - B. Mitchell Reed starts at WMCA - 1963

  7 - Beatles arrive in New York - 1964

  7 - Scott Shannon last show at WPLJ - 2014

  9 - Murray The K brings John, Paul & Ringo to the Peppermint Lounge - 1964

10 - Johnny Holliday starts at WINS - 1964

10 - “The New” WKTU officially debuts at 103.5 FM - 1996

10 - WLIB (1190 AM) switches to 24-hour operation - 1999

11 - Last “Soul Of the City” on WCBS FM - 2001

12 - Beatles concert at Carnegie Hall with WMCA Good Guys - 1964

13 - WNEW (1130 AM) Signs on - 1934

13 - The “Make Believe Ballroom” debuts on WNEW - 1935

14 - WABC FM (95.5) becomes WPLJ - 1971

14 - Last “Jukebox Saturday Night” on WCBS FM - 2001

20 - WFME call letters move to 1560 AM - 2015

22 - WOR (710 AM) signs on - 1922

22 - WABC announces that they will change to a talk format -1982

23 - Jay Reynolds does first show at WABC (770 AM) - 1970

24 - WPOW signs on as WBBR - 1924

24 - First Mike & Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio - 2000

25 - Kelly Ford starts at WNSH - 2013

25 - Jesse Addy starts at WNSH - 2013

26 - WMCA FM changes call letters to WHOM FM - 1951

26 - WHN (1050 AM) changes to country music - 1973

26 - Jay Reynolds does last show at WABC - 1976

27 - Murray the K does last show at WINS (1010 AM) - 1965

27 - Family Radio programming starts on 1560 AM - 2015

28 - WMGM (1050 AM) - Top 40 becomes WHN - MOR - 1962

28 - WABC FM starts “Love” format - 1969

28 - WNSW (1430 AM) drops the adult standards format - 2001

28 - Sale of WEVD (1050 AM) to ABC approved by FCC - 2003

28 - John R. Gambling does last show at WABC - 2008

29 - Rocky Allen does last show at WPLJ - 2008

 

 

APPLE BITES CALENDAR FOR

MARCH

 

BIRTHDAYS

  2 - Vaughn Harper - WBLS

  3 - Spanky McFarland - WHTZ

  4 - Tommy Edwards - WOR FM

  4 - Jonathan Clarke - WAXQ

  5 - Hank Spann - WWRL

  6 - Sean Casey - WOR FM, WPLJ, WWDJ, WCBS FM

  8 - Douglas “Jocko” Henderson - WOV, WNTA, WWRL

  7 - Pete Larkin - WNEW FM, Shea Stadium announceer

  8 - Mickey Dolenz - WCBS FM

  9 - Joe Franklin - WOR

  9 - Dave Stewart - WPLJ, WCBS FM

10 - Pat Prescott - WRVR, WKHK, WBLS, WQCD

11 - Paul Cavalconte - WFUV, WNEW, WQCD, WRXP, WEMP

11 - Johnny Allen - WRKS, WTJM, WKTU

14 - Bob Grant - WMCA, WABC, WOR

14 - Imhotep Gary D. Byrd - WWRL. WLIB, WBAI, WBLS

15 - Mel Phillips - WXLO (PD), WNBC (PD), WCBS FM programming assistant

15 - Chris Welch - WRKS, WBLS, WDBZ

15 - Mister Magic - WBLS, WQHT

15 - Steve Young - WNEW (PD)

16 - J.R. Nelson - WHTZ

17 - E-Bro Darden - WQHT (PD)

18 - Ray Daniels - WMXV, WDBZ, Shadow Traffic, WWFS

19 - Bob Cruz - WABC

19 - Jerry Recco - WFAN

20 - Ray Goulding - WINS, WHN, WOR

20 - Mike Francesa - WFAN

20 - Ralphie Marino - WQHT, WKTU

21 - Phil Pepe - former WCBS FM Sports Director

23 - Christopher Glenn - WNEW, WCBS, CBS TV News

23 - George Weber - WABC

24 - George Michael - WABC

25 - Howard Cosell - WABC Sports

25 - Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton - WHTZ, WKTU

26 - Bob Elliott - WINS, WHN, WOR (of Bob & Ray fame)

26 - Luis Jimenez - WSKQ, WCAA, WXNY

26 - Curtis Sliwa - WABC, WNYM

27 - Fred Foy - ABC Staff Announcer

27 - Dr. Bob Lee - WBLS

29 - Bob Haymes - WNEW, WCBS, WNBC

29 - Larry Yount - WRFM, WVNJ, WQXR

29 - Danielle Monaro - WHTZ

30 - Will Spens - WXLO, WCBS, WNBC, WNEW

30 - Chuck Leonard - WABC, WRKS, WBLS, WNSW

31 - Henry Morgan - WMCA, WOR, WABC

 

 

DEATHS

  3 - Chuck Browning - WMCA - 1988

  4 - Fred Horton - WYNY (PD) - 2008

  5 - John Kennelly - WNEW, WBBR - 1999

  6 - Raymond Reinoso - WSKQ - 2007

  7 - Tre Black - WWPR - 2010

  8 - Jack Spector - WMCA, WHN, WCBS FM, WNBC, WPIX FM, WQCD - 1994

10 - Connie Desmond - Yankees, Giants, Dodgers, Knicks - 1983

11 - Danny Stiles - WHBI AM, WNJR, WEVD FM, WOR, WNYC, WNSW - 2011

13 - Spanky McFarland - WHTZ - 1988

13 - John Andariese - Knicks announcer - 2017

13 - Jim Harlan - WKTU, WXRK, WNEW - 2003

15 - Ron Lundy - WABC, WCBS FM - 2010

16 - Arthur Godfrey - WCBS - 1983

16 - B. Mitchell Reed - WMCA - 1983

17 - J.J. Jackson - WABC FM, MTV - 2004

17 - Charlie Brown - WNBC - 2015

18 - Bill Beutel - ABC Radio & TV - 2006

20 - Ted Brown, WOR, WMGM, WNBC, WNEW - 2005

20 - George Weber - WABC - 2009

21 - Steve Labunski - WMCA (GM) - 2011

23 - Samori Marksman - WBAI (PD) - 1999

24 - Ray Goulding - WINS, WHN, WOR - 1990

25 - Bernard Meltzer - WOR - 1998

27 - Don Gardiner - ABC RADIO - 1977

27 - Megatron - WQHT - 2011

27 - Dr. Toni Grant - WABC,ABC - 2016

29 - Dee Finch - WNEW (Klavan & Finch)  - 1983

30 - Will Spens - WXLO, WCBS, WNBC, WNEW - 2008

31 - Darian O’Toole - WAXQ - 2008

 

RADIO ANNIVERSARIES

  1 - WJZ (770 AM) changes call letters to WABC - 1953

  1- WPAT FM signs on - 1957

  1 - WTFM purchased by Friendly Frost - 1960

  1 - WBIX (105.1 FM) changes call letters to WTJM - 1999

  2 - WEAF signs on - 1922

  4- WOR goes to 50 kW - 1935

  6 - KE2XCC (93.1 FM), the station owned by Maj. Armstrong, closes down for     the final time at 9 PM

  8 - John B. Gambling starts at WOR - 1925

10 - First New York Mets radio broadcast on WABC - 1962

10 - Family Radio buys WFME (94.7 FM) - 1966

11 - WXRK (92.3 FM) changes to CHR - 2009

12 - WOV (WADO) signs on - 1934

13 - First “World News Roundup” on CBS Radio - 1938

13 - WPLJ moves to 2 Penn Plaza - 1989

14 - WTJM (105.1) switches from classic soul to “Hip Hop” - 2002

15 - Alan Freed indicted by Federal Grand jury for income tax evasion - 1964

15 - Big Wilson does last show at WNBC - 1974

15 - WWFS changes call letters to WNEW FM - 2016

16 - WQXR boosts power to 50kW - 1956

17 - WABC moves to 2 Penn Plaza - 1989

18 - WHN debuts at 833Kc - 1922

18 - Jim Kerr starts at WPLJ - 1974

19 - Harry Harrison does last show at WCBS FM - 2003

20 - B. Mitchell Reed does last show at WMCA - 1965

21 - Alan Freed’s first “Moondog Coronation Ball” at Cleveland Arena - 1952

22 - WNJR changes format to Adult Standards - 1999

22 - Jonathan Bell leaves WHTZ - 2010

23 - Jack Kratoville starts at WLTW - 1997

24 - Jean Shepherd does last show at WOR - 1977

24 - Harry Harrison starts at WCBS FM - 1980

25 - B. Mitchell Reed does last show at WMCA - 1965

26 - WQXR signs on as W2XR - 1929

26 - WPAT (930 AM) switches to Spanish format - 1996

26 - WJWR (620 AM) switches call letters to WSNR - 2001

29 - WABC moves to 770 AM - 1941

29 - AFTRA strike begins - 1967

30 - The Great AM Frequency Re-alignment - 1941

30 - WNSR changes to WMXV - 1992

31 - WNTA (970 AM) changes call letters to WJRZ - 1962

31 - Great Newspaper Strike ends - 1963

31 - WLIB becomes Air America affiliate

 

 

EDITOR'S NOTE

I would just like to take the time to wish a very happy new year. May this year be a prosperous one for you.

 

Vince Santarelli

Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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