WABC Profiles and Tributes by Scott Benjamin
Scott Benjamin has been
a major contributor to the Musicradio77.com web site.
Over the years he has interviewed many of those who worked at Musicradio WABC
and has written these profiles and tributes.
Here is the index of his contributions presented in reverse chronological order
based on when they were first published on the web site:
Ron Pell Profile
(Drummer from "Alive N' Kickin')
Mike Riccio Surveys The Top 77 of 2016
Nineteen years of the Top 77... and counting!
Tommy Edwards Profile
Tommy is a Chicago radio icon but he was almost hired at WABC!
Mike Riccio Discusses the
2015 Top 77
Mike and Scott talk about the 2015 Survey
Liz Kiley Profile
Who was WABC's only woman DJ?
A profile of Chuck based on Scott's interview with him from November, 2002 (audio available below).
Bob Radil Interview
Bob Radil hosts the weekly Friday night live '60's and '70's Show on Rewound Radio.
Rich Appel Talks About The Past,
Present & Future
Comments from Rich Appel about his experiences in radio.
John Troll Profile
A Profile of the producer of the very popular Rewound Radio "DJ Hall of Fame"!
Mike Riccio Discusses the
2014 Top 77
Mike and Scott talk about the 2014 Survey
Chris Ingram Interviewed by Scott
Scott finds out about Chris's new book "Hey Kemosable! The Days (and Nights) of a Radio Idyll
Marshak: 45 Years After The "Paul Is Dead" Hoax
Les remembers the night Roby Yonge spread those infamous rumors over WABC!
Mike Riccio Discusses
The 2013 Top 77
Mike and Scott talk about the 2013 Survey
Mike Riccio Discusses
The 2012 Top 77
Mike and Scott talk about the 2012 Survey
Mike Riccio Discusses The Top
Mike and Scott talk about the Yearly Top 77 Survey
Mike Riccio Profile by Scott
Musicradio77.com's main "Survey Guy" profiled!
George Musgrave Profile
A profile of the former WABC Board Engineer
WOR-FM Walt Baby
Legendary WOR-FM/WXLO/99X/WNBC DJ Walt Baby Love Profiled
The former WABC DJ talks about his new book, The Bomber Boys!
On The NY Mets
Sam comments on the Mets on WABC-FM and the 40th Anniversary of their 1969 Worlds Series Championship
Leonard Remembers Her Dad
Chuck's daughter Diana remembers her famous dad!
Web Site Profile.html
A profile of... this web site!
A profile of WABC's General Sales Manager from 1971-1974
Joe McCoy On
Former WABC Personalities at WCBS-FM
The legendary WCBS-FM program director on working with former WABC DJ's
Harmon On Superbowl III
The famous 1969 game remembered
McKay on Mike Joseph
Former WABC DJ Mike McKay remembers WABC programming pioneer Mike Joseph
Gibson On The ABC Staff Announcers
Bob Gibson comments on the famous ABC announcers
Pat St. John
A profile of one of New York Radio's great radio talents
Scott Interviews Dan Aron about the well known WABC salesman
Lon von Hurwitz Profile
The former Musicradio WABC Promotions Director
Some insight into "Superadio"
Cousin Brucie Remembers Bob Lewis
Bruce Morrow remembers Bob Lewis
The NFL Great and Jets broadcaster
The talented Rewound tape restorian
Peter Kanze On Rewound 2008
Peter Kanze talks about the 2008 edition.
Tribute by Scott Benjamin
Scott assembled a tribute to the WABC overnight DJ from the seventies
Frank Kingston Smith Update
The former WABC DJ and his second career announcing airshows
The American Contemporary News anchor from 1970-1980.
Don Gardiner was one of the historic news voices on Musicradio WABC.
Merle Harmon was the voice of the Jets on WABC from 1964 until 1970.
Bob Hardt Anniversary
Bob Hardt was Dan Ingram's afternoon news voice for many years. Scott caught up with him on the 40th anniversary of his hiring at WABC.
Ted David got that chance we all dreamed about... He got on the air at Musicradio 77 as a kid with no radio experience!
Marshak on Scott Muni
Voice-over great Les Marshak talks about working with radio legend Scott Muni at WABC.
Doo Wop Book
Cousin Brucie talks about his latest book.
Roby Sherman, god son of WABC DJ Roby Yonge talks about his namesake's radio days.
A tribute to the Musicradio WABC program director from several of those who knew him well.
Ruth Meyer was program director of WABC's chief competitor WMCA.
WABC engineer Jerry Zeller talks about some of his fun days at WABC and those he worked with.
The former WABC engineer on everything from WABC to college radio.
A news voice all Musicradio WABC listeners remember.
The WABC Engineer talks about his many years at WABC both as a talk and music station.
Peter Kanze Profile
"WABC Rewound" co-producer Peter Kanze talks about WABC's annual tribute to its Musicradio past.
The former WABC Engineer talks about running the board at WABC in the mid sixties.
WABC DJ Mark Sommers on WABC and his radio career before and after.
Grove on the 1967 AFTRA Stike
Marty Grove talks about the infamous 1967 AFTRA strike and how he got on the air at WABC.
John Rook on the
1967 AFTRA Strike
John talks about being at WABC during the strike.
A tribute to WABC's overnight DJ of the early seventies.
WABC DJ Steve O'Brien on WABC and his radio career.
One of the great ABC staff announcers whose voice was frequently featured on WABC news and promos.
Holly and Scott Sklar remember their dad and his dedication to WABC.
Cousin Brucie at
Sirius Satellite Radio
Scott sits in the studio with Bruce Morrow during his Sirius satellite radio show.
The long time WABC news director on his years with the station.
The former WABC studio director talks about WABC in the early sixties.
The former ABC Contemporary Network news anchor on his career.
Linda was one of the important behind the scenes persons at WABC.
Bob was a news writer and editor at WABC in the mid sixties.
on Voice Over Success
Les shares some of the secrets of becoming a successful voice over artist.
The Metropolitan Opera radio host remembered.
Charlie Greer Tribute
Memories of the famous overnight DJ from those who knew him.
Kathleen Maloney Profile
The former WABC news anchor on her broadcasting career.
Allan Jefferys Profile
The former ABC staff announcer talks about his varied media career.
ABC Staff Announcer Fred Foy (the voice of the "Lone Ranger" radio series).
The former WABC engineer on working with Cousin Brucie.
WABC DJ Mike McKay talks about his broadcasting career.
Joel Crager Profile
The former ABC staff announcer on his career at ABC.
Dan was an account executive at WABC during its heyday of financial success.
Voice over great Bill Owen was also a DJ on WABC!
The former WABC engineer talks about working with Dan Ingram and other WABC DJ's.
WABC DJ Peter Bush on working at the radio station he grew up admiring.
Voice over legend Les Marshak talks about working as a DJ at WABC.
A tribute to Chuck on the 40th anniversary of his first WABC show.
Musicradio WABC's first morning personality talks about his days in New York radio.
Bruce talks about his hiring at Sirius Satellite Radio.
An interview with the former WABC assistant program and production director.
John Meagher Profile
John was Harry Harrison's morning news anchor and remembers his days at WABC.
Cousin Bruce Profile
The WABC legend on his radio career.
Interviewing Chuck Leonard
A tribute to Chuck shortly after his death.
Jim Nettleton Profile
Jim talks about coming to WABC from Philadelphia and his time at the station.
Frank Kingston Smith Profile
An interview with the former WABC DJ.
The former WABC production director and assistant program director talks about WABC and his career.
Bob on his long career and the fun of working at WABC with Dan Ingram.
Tom worked as a summer relief engineer at WABC in the early seventies.
The WABC DJ legend talks about his hiring and time at WABC.