Friday, June 29, 2012

Congratulation to WFAN on its 25th Anniversary

On July 1, 1987 WHN became WFAN at 1050 on the AM dial.  Back then it was the only all-sports station in the USA.  Now there are over 700 stations as the format has gravitated to the FM dial.  This weekend the station is celebrating its heritage by featuring many of its former hosts and New York sports stars over the past 25 years.  Back in the early days of the station, people felt that the format could not be sustained.  The move from 1050 to 660 AM really helped since it went to a clear channel frequency.

We I listened about 9:30 this morning former station executive Joel Hollander phoned in.  I immediately turned off the radio since I didn't want to hear that low life speak.  Even though it was over 7 years ago, I can not forgive him for the insensitive hijacking of WCBS-FM and his laughing it up when he was interviewed on CNBC.

Over the years I have been an irregular listener of the station.  When I do listen it is rarely for more than 30 minutes.  I have never attempted to phone the station since I have heard that callers are often put on hold for a long time.  There is a regular called "Bruce from Flushing", who is not me.

There is a detailed history of WFAN written by radio historian Vince Santerelli

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