Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Family is Moving from WCBS-FM to WFUV in the Morning

For many years the family gets up at 6:10 AM and listened to WCBS-FM until I leave at 6:40.  Lee then turns on the TV until he leaves at 7:30 when Karen turned on the radio for WCBS-FM until she leaves at 8:45.  When I arrive at work I switch off between WFUV and WBGO.  If I am home in the morning I would listen to WFUV from 6:40 - 7:20 (give or take a few minutes), WBGO until 8:00 and then SiriusXM 50s on 5 until about 8:30 when I turn off all radios.

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.

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