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I listened to Cousin Brucie, and the WMCA Good Guys on my little transistor radio at night when I was supposed to be sleeping. I remember the promotion of one radio station when the Beatles came to town 'WA Beatle C'. After awhile I discovered FM radio and WNEW-FM was the best station. Scott Muni was one of my favorites on that station. When John Lennon was murdered all the disc jockeys came into the station to reminisce, and took calls all night from listeners. For those that are curious, Cousin Brucie is still around and working on Sirius radio where he hosts a show on the 60's station.
Olivia: Hofstra radio has an oldies show every Sunday (or did when I was living there on L.I.) and used to have a fund raiser around March of each year. They also have 'guest collectors' who bring in their record collections to play on the air. I still see some of the people I met there when I go back to L.I. and live, here in Pa., about a mile from a couple I knew from there. We have a pretty good alumni.
we have forgotten wmca's dean anthony, deano on your radio, who did his celebrity alive or dead? wabc had a overnight guy , charlie greer, who did those great dennison clothing store going out of business spots ; i remember ron lundy breaking into wabc in 65-66 on the overnight shift being billed as ron lundy "THE SWINGING NIGHT WATCHMAN ON 77WABC!"
Soupy Sales was on WNBC in the mid 80s. I think he replaced Joey Reynolds in the time spot between Imus and Stern. Soupy and Howard did not get along too well. I also remember an evening WABC jock, Robe Young. I was listening to his show on a Sunday night when he told people about the rumors of McCartney's death. I think that's what got him fired.
[quote=zigzag]Hey nyc02 - I grew up in Flushing in the 60's and 70's. I currently live/work in Sacramento since 1991.[/quote] Hey zigzag.. I grew up on Queensboro Hill, 50s/60s, went to PS 120 and Flushing HS...Ed
28th Street: Don't remember the station - might have been from Jersey. I think he started in Philly. His full tag line was: "I Am the Bruce called Ramon." His name was Ramon Bruce. I listened to him in my early high school days, like 1954- 1956.
around the mid 90s Dr. John had a house out here in East Hampton. We belonged to the same club and I used to see him once a week. I could sit all night and listen to him talk. He had the greatest accent i ever heard, and he used words variations of words I never heard before.A fun guy to be around.
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