Other Interesting WMCA Sound Files!

 

Jack Spector and WABC's Dan Ingram were interviewed by Ted David of CNBC on July 10, 1993. We have the audio from that interview posted. Jack's dedication and love for the music of his era really comes through in this interview. This is one of the last interviews that Jack ever gave.

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Joe Condon of WROW and B-95FM in Albany, New York did a a salute to Ruth Meyer for a special program broadcast on April 25, 1999. This is a rare audio interview with Ruth and it includes a number of WMCA airchecks. Ruth speaks about her career, her inspiration for "The Good Guys" and her terrific relationship with those she worked with. It's a must listen for WMCA Good Guys fans! Thanks to Gary West for contributing this interview to the web site!

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Joe O'Brien and Benny sing some great Christmas songs! (courtesy John Porcaro) (8 mins.)

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Jack Spector died while actually on the air at WHLI on Long Island, New York on March 8, 1994. At 11:45 AM the station went silent after the song "I'm in the Mood For Love" ended and Jack was found slumped over the control board. He was substituting that day for fellow Good Guy (and WHLI Program Director) Dean Anthony. The following day both WCBS-FM in New York and WHLI ran tributes to him. Both are included here. Good Guys Harry Harrison, Joe O'Brien, Ed Baer and Dean Anthony are all featured here. The aircheck begins with the CBS-FM tribute followed by the WHLI tribute. (courtesy Chip Ordway) (16 mins.)

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Jack Spector on the "Reunion of the Rock and Roll Radio Greats" held on New York City's WCBS-FM on June 10, 1989. Jack sounded terrific talking about those great days at WMCA with stories and memories. He also played his "Vic Venus Moonflight" record which was a hit for him in 1969! An actual "Jake" aircheck from 1968 is included and fellow Good Guy Dean Anthony drops in for a visit. Jack mentions as many names as he can over the air.... a trademark of the Good Guys! (courtesy Michael Ackerman) (26 mins.)

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In July of 1966, WMCA held a "Secret Picnic". Details about are available under the WMCA Good Guys Picnic section of this website. Here are a series of promos for that famous Good Guys promotion. The promos were clues that were designed to give hints as to where the picnic was to be held that Sunday. The more you listened, of course, the more clues you got! (courtesy Peter Kanze) (3.5 mins.)

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WCBS-FM used to do a "Reunion of the Rock and Roll Radio Greats" every two or three years in New York City. Part of that weekend includes tributes to New York disc jockeys who have died. This tribute is to B. Mitchel Reed. It is narrated by Joe McCoy and features WMCA Good Guys Jack Spector and Harry Harrison speaking about working with BMR. The end of this tribute also includes an aircheck from Reed's last show on WMCA. (courtesy WCBS-FM) (11 mins.)

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B. Mitchel Reed's music theme from his show was called "Hand Clapping" by Red Prysock. Here it is, uninterrupted, as it was taped from the WMCA studios by Jay Sclar! (courtesy Jay Sclar) (3 mins.)

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This is the audio from a film produced by WMCA in 1967. It was distributed to prospective advertisers in the hope of convincing them that buying advertising time on WMCA would reach a large audience. It is very interesting because it shows how WMCA had to sell itself.

A significant amount of time on this demo is dedicated to discussions of Barry Gray who did the only talk show on the station from 11 PM until 1 AM every night. Also, a great deal of emphasis is placed on news, public service and WMCA's "Call To Action".

This demonstrates the kinds of things that appealed to advertisers in 1967. Trying to sell the station on just its Top 40 music and air personalities was not enough. Also note how the station emphasizes reaching the suburbs. This was a big concern to retail buyers as the population shifted.

Thanks to Tony DeNicola for finding, copying and contributing this part of WMCA history to this website! 

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