by
Vince Santarelli

vinceapple2002@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Volume 19 - No. 3  Fall, 2019

 

This time I thought we’d take a look at the history of WQEW. WQEW was WQXR AM until it changed format and call letters on December 2, 1999. The end of WNEW was coming on December 11, 1992, so WQEW picked up the old WNEW format. First, we’ll look at the  very last days of WNEW and then on to WQEW for their six year run as an adult standards station.

 

WNEW SCHEDULE

16 NOVEMBER 1992

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 6:00 AM          BILL QUINN

10:00 AM         JIM HARLAN

 3:00 PM          MARK SIMONE

 8:00 PM          Bruce Williams (Talk-Net)

11:00 PM         Larry King (Mutual)

 2:00 AM          PAUL CAVALCONTE   (to 6:00 AM)

 

SATURDAY

 2:00 AM          PAUL CAVALCONTE

 6:00 AM          JIM HARLAN

10:00 AM         PAUL CAVALCONTE

 2:00 PM          MARK SIMONE

 7:00 PM          BILL QUINN

12:00  M          PAUL CAVALCONTE   (TO 5:30 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 5:30 AM          PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMMING

 6:00 AM          JIM HARLAN

 9:00 AM          PAUL CAVALCONTE

 2:00 PM          MARK SIMONE

 7:00 PM          BILL QUINN

12:00   M         PAUL CAVALCONTE   (TO 6:00 AM * MONDAY)

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  TOM TRACY

MUSIC DIRECTOR:  TOM TRACY

 

LAST DAY BROADCASTING:  11 DECEMBER 1992 - SIMULCAST WYNY UNTIL 15 DECEMBER 1992.  BECAME WBBR 15 DECEMBER 1992 AND SIMULCAST WQEW.  STARTED ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AS WBBR 4 JANUARY 1993.

 

THE END

 

WQEW SCHEDULE

2 DECEMBER 1992

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        NEIL MYERS

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ   -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 6:00 PM        NEW YORK AT SIX   (NEWS)

 7:00 PM        LES DAVIS

 1:00 AM        MUSIC FROM BROADWAY  (SIMULCAST WITH WQXR FM)

 2:00 AM        PAULETTE RACHMAN   (TO 5:30 AM)

 

SATURDAY

 1:00 AM        MUSIC FROM BROADWAY (SIMULCAST WITH WQXR FM)

 2:00 AM        RICH CONATY

 6:00 AM        PAULETTE RACHMAN

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        MUSIC FROM BROADWAY  (SIMULCAST WITH WQXR FM)

 2:00 AM        PAULETTE RACHMAN   (TO 9:00 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

12:00  M         off the air

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

14 DECEMBER 1992

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        NEIL MYERS

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ   -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 6:00 PM        NEW YORK AT SIX   (NEWS)

 7:00 PM        BILL QUINN  (FIRST SHOW -- 12-14-94)

 1:00 AM        MUSIC FROM BROADWAY  (SIMULCAST WITH WQXR FM)

 2:00 AM        PAULETTE RACHMAN   (TO 5:30 AM)

 

SATURDAY

 1:00 AM        MUSIC FROM BROADWAY (SIMULCAST WITH WQXR FM)

 2:00 AM        RICH CONATY

 6:00 AM        PAULETTE RACHMAN

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        MUSIC FROM BROADWAY  (SIMULCAST WITH WQXR FM)

 2:00 AM        THOMAS MICHAEL WHALEN   (TO 8:00 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 8:00 AM        Music Segue

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        PAULETTE RACHMAN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        off the air

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

19 APRIL 1993

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        LES DAVIS

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ   -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 6:00 PM        NEW YORK AT SIX   (NEWS)

 7:00 PM        BILL QUINN 

12:00  M         FREDDIE COLON   (TO 5:30 AM)

 

SATURDAY

12:00  M         FREDDIE COLON

 6:00 AM        PAULETTE RACHMAN

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        Music Segue

 2:00 AM        FREDDIE COLON  (TO 8:00 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 8:00 AM        Music Segue

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        PAULETTE RACHMAN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        off the air

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

5 JULY 1993

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES  (FIRST SHOW -- 7-5-93)

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ   -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 6:00 PM        NEW YORK AT SIX   (NEWS)

 7:00 PM        BILL QUINN 

12:00  M         FREDDIE COLON   (TO 5:30 AM)

 

SATURDAY

12:00  M         FREDDIE COLON

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        Music Segue

 2:00 AM        FREDDIE COLON  (TO 8:00 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 8:00 AM        Music Segue

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        PAULETTE ROCHMAN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        off the air

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

12 JULY 1993

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES 

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ   -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 6:00 PM        NEW YORK AT SIX   (NEWS)

 7:00 PM        BILL QUINN 

12:00  M         LES DAVIS   (TO 5:30 AM)

 

SATURDAY

12:00  M         LES DAVIS

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        Music Segue

 2:00 AM        PAUL BERMAN  (TO 8:00 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 8:00 AM        Music Segue

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        PAULETTE RACHMAN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        off the air

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

26 JULY 1993

 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES 

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ   -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 6:00 PM        NEW YORK AT SIX   (NEWS)

 7:00 PM        BILL QUINN 

12:00  M         DEL DeMONTREUX   (TO 5:30 AM)

 

SATURDAY

12:00  M         RICH CONATY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        Music Segue

 2:00 AM        PAUL BERMAN  (TO 8:00 AM)

 

SUNDAY

 8:00 AM        Music Segue

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        off the air

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

30 MAY 1994

 

 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES  

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ  -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 7:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

12:00  M         BILL JEROME / VALARIE SEAGRAVES / CHUCK LEONARD         (TO 5:30 AM)

 

 SATURDAY

12:00  M         CHUCK LEONARD

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM         Music segue

 2:00 AM         BILL JEROME   (TO 8:00 AM)

 

 SUNDAY

 8:00 AM         Music segue

 9:00 AM         JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM         DEL DeMONTREUX

 7:00 PM         WQEW ON BROADWAY - BOB JONES

 8:00 PM         RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM         Off the air   (TO 5:30 AM * MONDAY)

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR: 


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

*27 NOVEMBER 1994*

 

 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES  

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ  -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 7:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

12:00  M         BILL JEROME / VALARIE SEAGRAVES / CHUCK LEONARD         (TO 5:30 AM)

 

 SATURDAY

12:00  M         CHUCK LEONARD

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM         Music segue

 2:00 AM         BILL JEROME   (TO 7:00 AM)

 

 SUNDAY

 7:00 AM        Music of Renown - Les Brown & Les Brown, Jr.

 8:00 AM        BILL JEROME

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

 7:00 PM        WQEW ON BROADWAY - BOB JONES

 8:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        Off the air   (TO 5:30 AM * MONDAY)

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

5 MARCH 1995

 

 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ  -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 7:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

12:00  M         BILL JEROME / VALARIE SEAGRAVES / CHUCK LEONARD         (TO 5:30 AM)

 

 SATURDAY

12:00  M         BILL JEROME

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM         Music segue

 2:00 AM         BILL JEROME   (TO 8:00 AM)

 

 SUNDAY

 8:00 AM        Music segue

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

 7:00 PM        WQEW ON BROADWAY - BOB JONES

 8:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        Off the air   (TO 5:30 AM * MONDAY)

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

2 JUNE 1996

 

 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES  

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ  -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 7:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

12:00  M         BILL JEROME / VALARIE SEAGRAVES / CHUCK LEONARD         (TO 5:30 AM)

 

 SATURDAY

12:00  M         BILL JEROME

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM         Music segue

 2:00 AM         BILL JEROME   (TO 7:00 AM)

 

 SUNDAY

  7:00 AM       Jewish Horizons  (FIRST - 2 JUNE 1996)

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

 7:00 PM        WQEW ON BROADWAY - BOB JONES

 8:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        Off the air   (TO 5:30 AM * MONDAY)

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR: 


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

*4 NOVEMBER 1996*

 

 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ  -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 7:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

12:00  M         CHUCK LEONARD   (TO 5:30 AM)  (MON-TUE-WED NITES)

12:00  M         BILL JEROME   (TO 5:30 AM)  (THU NITE)

 

 SATURDAY

12:00  M         BILL JEROME

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 6:00 PM        WQEW CABARET - STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM         Music segue

 2:00 AM         BILL JEROME   (TO 7:00 AM)

 

 SUNDAY

  7:00 AM       Jewish Horizons

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

 7:00 PM        WQEW ON BROADWAY - BOB JONES

 8:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM           (TO 5:30 AM * MONDAY)

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR: 


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

*1 APRIL 1997*

 

 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ  -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 7:00 PM        GENE EDWARDS

12:00  M         CHUCK LEONARD   (TO 5:30 AM)  (MON-TUE-WED NITES)

12:00  M         BILL JEROME   (TO 5:30 AM)  (THU NITE)

 

 SATURDAY

12:00  M         JOHN VON SOOSTEN

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 6:00 PM        WQEW CABARET - STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        CLASS REUNION - STAN MARTIN

 8:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM         Music segue

 2:00 AM         BILL JEROME   (TO 7:00 AM)

 

 SUNDAY

  7:00 AM       Jewish Horizons

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

 7:00 PM        WQEW ON BROADWAY - BOB JONES

 8:00 PM        RICH CONATY

 1:00 AM        JOHN VON SOOSTEN   (TO 5:30 AM * MONDAY)

 

FILL-INS:       DEL DeMONTREUX

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR: 


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

16 AUGUST 1997

 

 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ  -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 7:00 PM        GENE EDWARDS

12:00  M         CHUCK LEONARD   (TO 5:30 AM)  (MON-TUE-WED NITES)

12:00  M         BILL JEROME   (TO 5:30 AM)  (THU NITE)

 

 SATURDAY

12:00  M         JOHN VON SOOSTEN

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 6:00 PM        WQEW CABARET - STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        CLASS REUNION - STAN MARTIN

 8:00 PM        JAZZ STRAIGHT AHEAD - LES DAVIS

12:00  M         GENE EDWARDS   (TO 7:00 AM)

 

 SUNDAY

  7:00 AM       Jewish Horizons

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        DEL DeMONTREUX

 7:00 PM        WQEW ON BROADWAY - BOB JONES

 8:00 PM        CLASS REUNION - STAN MARTIN

 9:00 PM        Special Programming

 1:00 AM        JOHN VON SOOSTEN   (TO 5:30 AM * MONDAY)

 

FILL-INS:       DEL DeMONTREUX

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR: 


 

WQEW SCHEDULE

*5 JANUARY 1998*

 

 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ  -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 7:00 PM        BATT JOHNSON

12:00  M         CHUCK LEONARD   (TO 5:30 AM)  (MON-TUE-WED NITES)

12:00  M         BILL JEROME   (TO 5:30 AM)  (THU NITE)

 

 SATURDAY

12:00  M         BILL JEROME

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 6:00 PM        WQEW CABARET - STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        CLASS REUNION - STAN MARTIN

 8:00 PM        JAZZ STRAIGHT AHEAD - LES DAVIS

12:00  M         BILL JEROME   (TO 6:00 AM)

 

 SUNDAY

  6:00 AM       American Health Radio Show

  7:00 AM       Jewish Horizons

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        HOLLY LEVIS

 7:00 PM        WQEW ON BROADWAY - BOB JONES

 8:00 PM        The Gershwin Years - Michael Feinstein

 9:00 PM        GENE EDWARDS

10:00 PM       CLASS REUNION - STAN MARTIN

11:00 PM       GENE EDWARDS

 1:00 AM        JOHN VON SOOSTEN   (TO 5:30 AM * MONDAY)

 

FILL-INS:       DEL DeMONTREUX

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:  RALPH SANABRIA


WQEW SCHEDULE

*7 JUNE 1998*

 

 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       LEE ARNOLD

 2:00 PM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ  -  STAN MARTIN - MONDAY

 7:00 PM        BATT JOHNSON

12:00  M         CHUCK LEONARD   (TO 5:30 AM)  (MON-TUE-WED NITES)

12:00  M         BILL JEROME   (TO 5:30 AM)  (THU NITE)

 

 SATURDAY

12:00  M         BILL JEROME

 5:30 AM        BOB JONES

10:00 AM       JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        STAN MARTIN

 6:00 PM        WQEW CABARET - STAN MARTIN

 7:00 PM        CLASS REUNION - STAN MARTIN

 8:00 PM        JAZZ STRAIGHT AHEAD - LES DAVIS

12:00  M         BILL JEROME   (TO 6:00 AM)

 

 SUNDAY

  6:00 AM       American Health Radio Show

  7:00 AM       Jewish Horizons

 9:00 AM        JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

 2:00 PM        HOLLY LEVIS

 7:00 PM        WQEW ON BROADWAY - BOB JONES

 8:00 PM        Big Band Salute - Gene Edwards

 9:00 PM        GENE EDWARDS

10:00 PM       CLASS REUNION - STAN MARTIN

11:00 PM       GENE EDWARDS

 1:00 AM        JOHN VON SOOSTEN   (TO 5:30 AM * MONDAY)

 

FILL-INS:       DEL DeMONTREUX

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT-OPERATIONS:  STAN MARTIN

MUSIC DIRECTOR:  RALPH SANABRIA

 

WQEW’s last live deejay broadcast ended at 7:00 pm, December 21, 1998.

WQEW switched to Radio Disney at 12:00 Midnight, December 27, 1998.

 

THE END

 

The talent that went through this station was pretty amazing. And there you have it, the history of WQEW.

 

 

       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 - WNEW, 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

13 - Kate Doordan - WHN, WINS - 2018

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

22 --Hank Greenwald - New York Yankees - 2018

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 - Paul Brenner - WAAT, WJRZ - 1989

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

  4 - Allan Sniffen - NYRMB, Rewound Radio

  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

  3 - Noam Laden - WABC news

  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

16 - Lee Leonard -- WNBC - 2018

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

25 - Ed Beach - WRVR - 2009

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

 

 

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