Sunday, May 27, 2012

Remember Musicradio WABC 1960-82

Back in the 1960s and early 70s popular music on AM radio was king.  Until 1970 WABC and WMCA were the biggest competitors for listeners of Top 40 radio.  Play lists were very tight back then since listeners wanted to hear only the biggest hits of the day.  As we moved into the 1970s and 80s music transitioned to FM as new radio formats which appealed to niche audiences developed.  In 1982 WABC dropped music completely and adopted a talk format.

For many years WABC on Memorial Day had special programming called WABC Rewound which featured airchecks from the music radio era.  A few years ago when the station stopped this feature it moved to Rewound Radio .  Many radio enthusiasts including myself thank Alan Sniffen for continuing this tradition.  It is fun to hear radio personalities including:

  • Harry Harrison
  • Ron Lundy
  • Dan Ingram
  • Cousin Bruce Morrow
  • Charlie Greer
  • Herb Oscar Anderson
  • George Michael
  • Robie Younge
  • and many others

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