Saturday, March 8, 2014
WCBS-FM with Sue O'Neill - a music intensive morning show for the weekends
WOGL - Philadelphia - American Top 40 with Casey Kasem - Countdown of March 8, 1983
WBGO- Rhythm Revue with Felix Hernandez
Pop Gold Radio - Don Tandler's countdown of March 8, 1963
Cousin Brucie on Sirius XM 60s on 6
A couple of notes:
It is very unusual for me to listen to two countdowns in one day.
I usually catch Don McGee's Mixed Bag show in the afternoon but there was a Fordham baskeball game on WFUV
Friday, March 7, 2014
I requested this on Bob Radil's 60s 70s show tonight. I think he'll play it before the show ends. Lee calls it the "Hockey Song" as it is often played before the beginning of a period what the players are loosening up before play resumes.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
From 1978 to 1984 I listened to WYNY in the morning when it was an Adult Contemporary Station at 97.1 FM on the dial. Bruce Bradley and then Dan Daniel did the morning drive show. It was an insult when in 1984 they dropped Dan who is a legend in NYC radio for a couple of clowns named Harris and Harris. I turned them off after 10 minutes and tuned in to WCBS-FM where I listened to Harry Harrison until he retired in 2003. After that I listened to Dan Taylor, Mike Fitzgerald and Micky Dolenz until the JACK fiasco in June 2005.
From June 2005 until July 2007 we listened to WFUV in the morning as Claudia Marshall did the morning show. Everyone was ecstatic when WCBS-FM returned in July 2007 playing the Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s while dropping the term "oldies". Dan Taylor returned as the morning man.
In recent years I stayed with CBS-FM out of a sense of loyalty. I was disappointed that they abandoned the 1955-63 and moved to a music mix that was not my cup of tea. Just yesterday Scott Shannon took over mornings. After two days we all felt that there was just too much talk on the show. I prefer a music intensive show with just enough news, weather, and sports to know what is going on. I have the utmost respect for Scott Shannon, but his show is not my cup of tea.
OK Corney O'Connell will be gaining two more listeners. The good thing about WFUV is that there is a possibility that I will wake up hearing a Bob Dylan song.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I personally like a music intensive show in morning drive with enough weather, sports, traffic and news so I know what is going on in the world when I wake up. I don't care for a morning zoo approach where there is a lot chatter between several radio personalities. I am willing to listen and make a judgement. I do not have a lifetime contract to listen to WCBS-FM in the morning. With the exception of the two Jack years I have listened to the station in the morning from 1984 to the present. I would be disappointed if they adopted a show with mostly talk in AM Drive. If so, I would turn to WFUV as I did during the two Jack years. When I arrive at work I usually tune into WFUV or WBGO for a while. Let's hear what happens.
Please go to https://vimeo.com/88099305 to hear Scott's first show on WCBS-FM. I don't know who posted this.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
I enjoy this show, but it closed after a very short run. It may be that baseball fans do not go to the theater and that theater enthusiasts are not interested in baseball.. Below is a photo of Lee standing next to a photo of Yogi Berra.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I had the pleasure of seeing Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon at Rye Playland in the 1990s. I don't think he played this one there.