Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Songs with the Same Title That are Almost Different - I Remember You - Frank Ifield and I'll Remember You Bob Dylan

 


Back in the day the late Bob Shannon on WCBS-FM had a feature "Songs with the same title that are different".  I just read that British singer  Frank Ifield passed away at age 86.  In the 1960s he had a hit called I Remember You.  Bob Dylan recorded I'll Remember You on his album Empire Burlesque.  The titles are almost different.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Tommy the Musical and the Nederlander Theater

 


Tommy, the rock opera, was originally an album released in 1969.  The rock opera was developed into other media, including a Seattle Opera production in 1971, an orchestral version by Lou Reizner in 1972, a film in 1975, and a Broadway musical in 1992.  The show I saw today was nominated for a Tony as Best Revival of a Musical.

The story of Tommy can be read in the Wikipedia entry.  After the show Lee and I went to dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Bicyclists Should Respect Pedestrians and Use Common Sense

 


I would like to add to an entry I wrote in November 2020 on bicycle safety November 2020 on bicycle safety.  Many bicyclists just don't know courtesy.  Yesterday I was walking along a narrow sidewalk and a bicycle just whizzed by me.  I yelled at home saying "You can say excuse me". but he didn't turn around.  This was an adult, not a kid.  A law in NYC states that anyone over 12 years old may not ride a bike on a sidewalk.  Obviously, it can not be enforced.  At times, I see adults riding bicycles in the garage area in my development.  They appear to be riding recreationally, not to get from point A to point B.  On Union Street in Flushing, there is a bike path but cyclists still ride on the sidewalk.  They rarely obey red lights and stop signs.

There is just nothing that can be done about this.  There cannot be a cop on every street.  I've read that the police have confiscated e-bikes that are ridden on sidewalks in downtown Flushing.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Talking Baseball at Caring Kind Today

 


CaringKind is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving.  Once a month I go with a group of members of the Casey Stengel Chapter of SABR to talk baseball with early-onset Alzheimer's patients.  This is part of SABR's Baseball Memories Project.

Monday, May 13, 2024

The Mets Beat the Braves 4-3 on a Brandon Nimmo Walk-Off Home Run

 


At the end of the seventh inning, the score was tied at 2-2. Marcell Ozuna's second tiebreaking single of the night gave the Braves a 3-2 lead in the eighth.  Jeff McNeil sparked a ninth-inning rally as he bunted for a single.  Tomas Nido then bunted him over to second.  I assumed that the Mets were playing for a tie.  Brandon Nimmo did not start the game since he had tweaked his intercostal -- a small but crucial midsection muscle -- in a loss to the Braves the day before.  He entered the game as a pinch runner in the seventh inning and then played left field.  When his turn to bat came up in the ninth with Nido on second, Nimmo hit a walk-off home run as seen above.

As the late Bob Murphy would say "Happy Recap".

Saturday, May 11, 2024

My Ways of Keeping Active in Retirement

 


I never dreamed of an active retirement, I actually planned for it before I made the life transition in 2018. It is hard to believe that it is over six years.  I was always interested in baseball, so I thought I would take this and other interests to a higher level.  I joined the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and am now active in three endeavors:
  1. Editing a newsletter for the local Casey Stengel Chapter
  2. Indexing articles for the Baseball Index
  3. Coordinating the fact-checking for the Games Project
I also attend more ball games now than I did before I retired.

I am more active in my Bob Dylan pursuits.  I started an online chat group that meets monthly and have taken two trips to Tulsa for a conference and to visit the Bob Dylan Center.

I do a lot more recreational reading than I did in the past.  If you see me on a park bench I will be reading, not staring out aimlessly into space.

The still have those crazy dreams about returning to work.  I can do without that.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Obscure Oldie of the Day - Down at Papa Joes by the Dixie Belles

 


I don't know why I thought of this song today.  I haven't heard it for years.  It reached #9 on the Billboard chart in 1963 and was played on WABC and WMCA back in the day.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The College Point Multiplex Will Close Permanently Today




On January 6, 2024, I reported in this journal about the demise of movie theaters in Queens.  Today is the last day for the College Point Multiplex.  Star Wars the Phantom Menace was the first movie I saw there in 1999 while Ghost Busters Frozen Empire was the last one I saw about a month ago.  I estimate that I saw 800-1000 movies there in its 25 years.  It was always nice to have a movie theater within walking distance of home, especially on a cold and rainy day when there was nothing else to do.

My major criticism is that they only featured the mass appeal movies that are appropriate for a younger audience.  Many Academy Award-winning films were never shown there.  Very often,  I had to travel to Manhattan or other parts of Queens to see an independent film that is suited for older adults.

Life goes on and in the future, I will have to go to Bayside or Fresh Meadows to see a movie.

 Noourulain Kawaja of NY1 reported on the closing of the theater.  A 30-year-old man she interviewed was heartbroken.  I had the pleasure of meeting her when she interviewed me for a story on the future of Whitestone Lanes.

I assume the theater owners will try to sell about 1000 seats in the 12 auditoriums in the complex.  Then the building will be torn down and replaced by a large warehouse.





 

Monday, May 6, 2024

Random Thoughts of the Day - May 6, 2024


On Saturday Lee and I drove from Flushing to Bayside to eat at Ben's Deli I saw five Amazon delivery vehicles.  My experience with deliveries from Amazon has usually been good, but I think they lost one of my deliveries.  I received an email stating it was delivered to my apartment.  I didn't get it.  I assume it was brought to the wrong apartment.  Hopefully, the neighbor who received it by mistake will bring it to my apartment. If not, I'll ask for a refund.

The dining room was almost empty when we went to Ben's on Saturday night at about 5 PM.  I hate to see that since as reported in this journal before so many Kosher Delis in Queens have closed over the years. If Ben's closes there will be none left.

My three SABR projects have kept me busy lately.

Tonight, I will juggle Jeopardy (regular show and Masters Tournament), the Knicks, and the Mets.  The post-season tournaments will last until June.  The more games they play, the more money they make.  Tickets at Madison Square Garden in the 200 level can cost $500.  There will always be a sellout.

 

Saturday, May 4, 2024

There are Several Versions of Time is on My Side

 The Rolling Stones had the hit version of Time is on My Side in 1964, but there were other versions.  Kai Winding actually did the original.


I heard the Irma Thomas version several times years ago on WCBS-FM


Here is the hit version by the Rolling Stones


Irma Thomas joined the Rolling Stones at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival




Thursday, May 2, 2024

Mets 7 Cubs 6 in 11 Innings


I attended this afternoon's game as it was part of my 20-game plan.  It turned out to be Francisco Lindor to the rescue.  He left last night's game with flu-like symptoms and was not in the starting lineup.  The Mets fell behind 4-0 in the fifth inning.  Starting pitcher Adrian Houser was ineffective as he allowed those four runs with four hits and four walks.  The Mets got two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning but still trailed.  Lindor came in as a pinch-hitter for Joey Wendle and drove in two runs to make it 5-4. Two batters later Brandon Nimmo drove in the tieing run.  The score remained tied as the game went into extra innings.

The Cubs took the lead in the 11th with a double by Nick Madrigal.  In the bottom of the inning, Lindor came through again with a double plating the tieing and winning runs.



Duane Eddy Does Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice

 We found out yesterday that guitarist Duane Eddy passed away at age 86.  There is a detailed obituary in the New York Times that describes him as the guitarist who changed rock n roll.

He actually released an album called Duane Eddy Does Bob Dylan.  The only song that I found on YouTube was his version of Don't Think Twice.


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

For Judy Collins Birthday - Hard Lovin' Loser

 


Judy Collins has appeared several times in this journal.  I thought for her birthday I would post one of her lesser-known songs.  Hard Lovin' Loser was on her In My Life album released in 1967.  I vaguely remember that Murray the K played it when he was on WOR-FM.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Don't Think Twice by the Wonder Who (Four Seasons) My Favorite Falsetto

 


This morning Corny O'Connell said that the Question of the Day would be falsetto sinfing.  Certainly, Frankie Valli used a falsetto voice in many of the Four Seasons' hits.  In late 1965 the Four Seasons were on the chart with Let's Hang On.  They wanted to simultaneously release another 45 RPM hit so they used the Wonder Who as a pseudonym for Don't Think Twice.  This Bob Dylan song was covered umpteen times over the years in different styles.  I consider this version a parody of a Dylan classic.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Mets Beat Cardinals 4-2 in an 11th Inning Walk-off

 


The regulation nine innings were pretty dull as the Mets were 0-15 with runners in scoring position.  The only highlight was Francisco Lindor's home run in the sixth inning.  Since the game was tied at 1-1 at the end of the ninth the game went into extra innings with the ghost runner rule.  In the top of the 11th inning, Michael Siani scored on a Brendan Donovan single to take a 2-1 lead.  The Mets were down to their final out when Harrison Bader drove in D.J. Stewart with the tying run.  Mark Vientos, recently recalled from the minors singled as a pinch hitter in the ninth, then drove a 1-2 pitch from Matthew Liberatore (0-1) just beyond the glove of a leaping Michael Siani at the center-field fence to win the game. He was disappointed that he did not make the major league roster and is trying to show the manager he belongs.



Yours truly at the game

Thursday, April 25, 2024

My Comments about Some Stories in the News - April 25, 2024


  • The situations in Israel and Gaza are tragic.  Hamas started the conflict by killing 1200 Israeli civilians and holding over 200 hostages.  At least 100 are still held by Hamas.  I support Israel but believe that they went too far in killing over 34,000 Palestinians in their attempt to destroy Hamas.  The best solution would be for Hamas to release the hostages and acknowledge Israel's right to exist.  Then Israel would stop the hostilities.  It is easier said than done.
  • Pro-Palestinian protests have been held at prestigious universities such as Columbia, NYU, Harvard, and Yale.  Students have a right to protest, but it must be done peacefully and without disrupting the university's academic mission.  It reminds me of my time as a student when there were protests against American involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • The situation in Ukraine is also tragic.  The Russians don't seem to want to give up.
  • A sitting or former president is not above the law.  The Supreme Court is hearing testimony to determine if Trump has immunity since the crimes he allegedly committed were while he was President.
  • It would be a worldwide tragedy if Trump was re-elected President.  I don't understand why anybody wants to vote for him after what he has said and done over the years.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Random Thoughts of the Day - April 24, 2024


  • Watching the TV news every day is depressing.  I watch both national and local newscasts.  The situation in the Middle East is tragic.  I support Israel, but the deaths of civilians in Gaza sadden me.  The protests at college campuses today remind me of those opposing the Vietnam War when I was a student in the late 1960s.
  • I wish I didn't have such a good autobiographical memory.  I often have flashbacks to unpleasant experiences of the distant past as I often second-guess myself.  I can't change what happened in the past.
  • This Journal is approaching 5000 entries since October 2005. It is a vanity press for me.
  • I am working on a newsletter for the Casey Stengel Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research.

 

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Sunday is My 75th Birthday, but I don't Feel So Old

 

I am thinking of what makes me feel young:
  • Listening to the hits of the 1950s, 1960s, and the 1970s
  • Watching baseball
  • Watching Jeopardy and playing trivia games
  • Hanging out with my son, Lee
  • Trying to interpret Bob Dylan songs
In other words, I enjoy doing the same things today that I did when I was much younger.

Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.

With that thought in mind, My Back Pages is the song for my birthday.  There are many versions, but I'll post the Byrd's version.



Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Bob Dylan Dickie Betts Connection

 It was reported today that Dickie Betts of the Allman Brothers passed away at age 80.  In the video seen below Otis Gibbs talks about Dickie's opinion of Bob Dylan.  He is reading from Pledging My Time: Conversations with Bob Dylan Band Members by RayPadgett.



Below you can hear Bob Dylan and Dickie Betts singing Ramblin' Man in 1995 in Tampa.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tuesday Afternoon Trivia at the Older Adult Center

 


On most Tuesday afternoons there is a one-hour trivia session at the older adult center in Bayside.  It is one activity when I don't have to hear anyone complain or monopolize the conversation.  Most questions are relatively easy as the social worker picks them from a nostalgia book.  I gave her some cards from a Jeopardy game I had at home.

Women predominate in all the activities at the older adult centers.  Demographically there are more older women alive than men. Few men are attracted to the activities offered there.  I don't ask personal questions of the attendees, but I assume most are widowed.  Couples just don't need to be there.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Mets Beat the KC Royals 2-1 after the Ceremony to Retire Doc Gooden's #16

 


Before the game, there was a ceremony to retire Doc Gooden's #16.  He played most of his career with the Mets as his best year was in 1985 when his record was 24-4 with an ERA of 1.53.  He led the Mets to the World Championship in 1986.  His family and teammates from the 1980s were at the ceremony.  He last pitched for the Mets in 1994.  Most of the fans in the stands likely never saw him pitch.



After a short rain delay, the game began and became a pitcher's duel between Jose Butto and Cole Ragans.  It was a scoreless tie until the bottom of the eighth inning when the Mets scored two runs on 4 walks and an infield single off relief pitcher Chris Stratton.  Edwin Diaz came in the 9th inning but gave up a home run to Vinnie Pasquintino.  The Mets held on for a 2-1 victory.





Saturday, April 13, 2024

Today is the 15th Anniversary of the Opening of Citi Field

 


Where did all the years go?  I must have gone to a few hundred games over its 15-year history.  There have been changes over the years.  When the stadium opened,  the outfield fences were too high and too far away from home plate.  They called it the "Great Wall of Flushing".  The scoreboards were modernized and expanded.  Many players have come and gone over the years.



Thursday, April 11, 2024

OJ Simpson is Dead at 76 - I am not Crying Over it


 I do not want to grace my journal with a photo of OJ Simpson.  Everyone remembers his trial in 1994 after he was accused of killing his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.  Back then the media had a field day with the story and the ensuing trial.  Simpson had renowned lawyers defending him.  They could show the jury there was enough reasonable doubt to acquit Simpson.  In my opinion, justice was denied to the families of Nicole and Ron.  I remember seeing a report of young African-American students applauding when the verdict was announced.  He was later found liable in a civil case.  In 2008 Simpson was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping in Nevada and did serve jail time.

As far as I am concerned OJ Simpson was a low life.  I was not crying when I heard about his death.  I will not watch any media coverage of his funeral.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

I Live for the Sun by the Sunrays - Forgotten Oldie from Yesterday

 


Yesterday, of course, was the day of the solar eclipse in North America.  90% of the sun was covered by the moon in New York City.  Since I couldn't get the special glasses, I didn't go outside to view it.

I Live for the Sun by the Sun Rays peaked at #51 on the Billboard chart in 1965. I reached #45 on the WMCA survey, but WABC did not play it.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

More Frustration with the Older Adult Centers

 

I want to go to the older adult centers to derive enjoyment, but this endeavor has failed for me.  By the way, an older adult is a euphemism for senior citizen.  I can be derisive and call them old farts or to use the Yiddish expression alta cocker.

Most of my experiences have been disappointing.  This organization has locations in Little Neck, Bayside, and Forest Hills.  At first, I went to the Little Neck Center which had discussion groups.  I attended three groups for a few months.  The problem was that often a few people monopolized the conversation, and I just couldn't get a word in edgewise.  Other times, the topic at hand was not of interest to me.  I thought the social workers who led the group should have done a better job at moderating.  Out of disgust, I stopped going.

After a few months I started to go to the groups at the Bayside location.  I was especially interested in the trivia group they had there.  There were also other discussion groups.  I thought the social worker there was more personable and the smaller groups were allowed for more equal participation.  The groups were alright for a while, but then people complained about various issues.  Why must I listen to a woman talking about her medical ailments and bitching about her insurance company?  Another woman related a sob story in her family.  I observe that there is a rift between the men and women coming.  I’m not going there to get a date, but I wish the people would be friendlier.

I will continue to go to the trivia group, but likely I will never go to the discussion groups and feel frustrated and saddened by what transpires.  I would be happier staying home and reading a good book.

 

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2024

Random Thoughts of the Day - April 5, 2024


When there is an unknown phone number on my Caller ID. I usually don't pick it up.  Yesterday when a local area code was on the Caller ID, I decided to answer.  The person asked for my late wife, Karen.  When I said she passed away, the caller immediately hung up.  It was likely a spam call.

On Monday evening, I received a call from a recently retired former colleague.  This was the first time in six years someone from my former employer took the initiative to contact me.  I must move on and let go of the past.

Recently, I have forgotten the crazy dreams that I had overnight.  They didn't make sense anyway.

I am not panicking over the slow start of the New York Mets.  Over a long season, things will even out.  The pitching is good right now, but the hitting is poor.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Wishful Thinking - Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles



 It looks like today will be another washout.  Yesterday, I was thinking about venturing out in the rain to go to the Older Adult Center to play trivia.  I just didn't feel like getting wet.  I'll have to try to entertain myself at home today.  Hopefully, the sun will come out soon.

 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Remembering April Fool's Day 1997

 On April 1, 1997, Pat Sajak was the host of Jeopardy while Alex Trebek became the host of Wheel of Fortune for one day.



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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Brewers Beat the Mets 4-1 in Our First Game of the Season - The Mets Start the Season at 0-3

 


It is a Sunday afternoon, and here we are at Citi Field to see our first Met game of the season.  The only highlight for the Mets was an RBI single by Tyrone Taylor.  The star of the game for the Brewers was rookie Jackson Chourio who hit an RBI double to drive in a run.  He also caught a fly ball Omar Narvaez hit after the Mets loaded the bases.  This is the first time the Mets started a season at 0-3 since 2014.  There are 159 games left and the season will have peaks and valleys for all teams.  Hopefully, the Mets will snap out of this poor start soon.

Our record for the season is 0-1


Saturday, March 30, 2024

Why is this Woman Smiling?

 


Why is this woman smiling?
  • Did she win the lottery for $1 Billion?
  • Is she going to marry the richest man in the world?
  • Did she win no Nobel Prize for Literature?
She is going to a Bob Dylan concert in Memphis.  She is Erin Callahan, a Professor of English at San Jacinto College in Houston.  She actually traveled from Houston to Memphis to see the concert.  Her doctoral dissertation from Drew University was titled I Am America Signing: Bob Dylan's Identity Unified through Linguistic Performance.

I met Erin at the Bob Dylan conference in Tulsa in 2019.  She regularly attends the monthly Bob Dylan online chats on Google Meets.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Happy Birthday Lee!

 

Lee in Tampa, FL on the Jay Buckley
Baseball Tour April 2023

It is hard to believe that my son Lee is 36 years old today.  Where did all these years go?  His Bar Mitzvah was 23 years ago.

I am going to post Lee's favorite song - Return to Sender by Elvis Presley.












Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The New York Mets Will Honor Bud Harrelson by Wearing a Patch

 


Bud Harrelson played shortstop for the Mets from 1965-77.  He later coached for the team and served as manager from 1990-91. Sadly, he died from complications of Alzheimer's Disease in January. He was the only person on the field for the 1969 and 1986 World Championships.  He was well-liked by teammates and fans.

Bud's statistics from Baseball-Reference

Biography from SABR



Saturday, March 23, 2024

Meeting of the Casey Stengel Chapter of SABR

 


The local NYC chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research met today at Scandinavia House on Park Avenue.  After Ernestine Miller gave introductory remarks Kevin spoke about his new book The New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City.  An excellent review of this book is in the New York Times.

Most of the session was devoted to a panel discussion among Laura Albanese, a special writer for sports and a baseball columnist for Long Island's Newsday, Billy Altman, an official scorer for MLB at Yankee and Mets home games, and Anthony McCarron,  a well-known freelance writer, and journalist who appears on and contributes to the SportsNet New York.  He was previously a sportswriter for the New York Daily News.  They considered issues of interest to New York baseball.  One of their topics was the "walk year" before a player can declare free agency,  After this season Juan Soto of the Yankees and Pete Alonso of the Mets can become free agents.

Jay Goldberg showed a short film where he interviewed baseball fans about their very first game. Jay previously owned the Bergino's Club House where he sold baseball memorabilia.

The program concluded with Eric Weiss's trivia contest.  I didn't do too well.





Frankie Valli at Radio City Music Hall

 


I don't know if this recording is legal.  If not, YouTube will delete it.  Some people think that Frankie lip-syncs at his concerts.  I can't tell for sure. He had four backup singers that you can call the Four Seasons, but likely, the original members of the group have passed away.  The Wikipedia entry linked above lists current and past members of the group.  He sang his solo and group hits including:
  • Grease
  • Let's Hang On
  • Walk Like a Man
  • Tell it to the Rain
  • Opus 17
  • Big Girls Don't Cry
  • Oh What a Night (December 1963)

Friday, March 22, 2024

Remembering Bowling Alleys of the Past

 


So far nobody has told me they saw me on NY1 news when I was interviewed about the closure of Whitestone Lanes.  I announced it on Facebook, Twitter, and in this journal, but I didn't want to "toot my horn" about it any further.  When Pat Kiernan introduced the story he stated that in the last 12 years about 700 bowling alleys in the country closed.  I scratched my head and thought of some in Queens that are gone:

  • Hollywood Lanes in Rego Park on Queens Blvd. I think this was where I bowled for the first time.
  • Woodhaven Lanes in Forest Hills on Woodhaven Blvd.
  • Tri-bowl on 63rd Drive in Rego Park across the street from P.S, 139. I think it had only 12 lanes
  • Sterling Lanes in New Hyde Park
  • Cross Bay Lanes in Howard Beach
Back in the early 1970s I dated some girls in Brooklyn.  Bowling was an inexpensive date.  Two bowling alleys that are still there:
  • Gil Hodges Lanes
  • Mill Basin Lanes - this is where Mike popped the question to Heidi

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

I was Interviewed by NY1 News for a story about Whitestone Lanes

 


Here is the back story on how I was interviewed on NY1 for a story about Whitestone Lanes that will eventually be demolished and replaced by an apartment building.  As a member of the Mitchell Linden Civic Association, I started a petition to stop the construction of the building.  Noorulain Khawaja, a reporter for NY1 found this petition by Googling and located me on Facebook.  She interviewed me in front of the bowling alley,


Presently, it is not known when Whitestone Lanes will close and construction will begin.  In any event, I got about 30 seconds of fame.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

NYC Radio Ratings for February 2024

 

StationFormatOwnerDec 23Hol 23Jan 24Feb 24
WLTW-FMACiHeartMedia11.314.37.78.4
WAXQ-FMClassic RockiHeartMedia6.75.96.66.9
WHTZ-FMCHRiHeartMedia4.94.65.55.6
WNYC-FMPublic RadioNew York Public Radio4.34.14.54.7
WBLS-FMUrban ACMediaco Wbls License4.54.74.84.6
WCBS-FMClassic HitsAudacy4.94.46.24.6
WINS-FMNewsAudacy4.13.94.74.5
WKTU-FMHot ACiHeartMedia4.74.04.04.2
WNEW-FMHot ACAudacy4.43.93.74.1
WSKQ-FMTropicalSpanish Broadcasting System4.24.64.34.1
WABC-AMNews/TalkRed Apple Media2.83.03.53.8
WXNY-FMSpanish HitsUnivision Radio2.32.32.83.1
WPAT-FMTropicalSpanish Broadcasting System1.92.12.22.2
WPLJ-FMChristian CHREducational Media Foundation1.92.12.12.2
WFAN-FMSportsAudacy2.52.32.72.0
WQHT-FMHip HopMediaco Wqht License1.91.91.61.9
WQXR-FMClassicalNew York Public Radio2.32.01.91.8
WWPR-FMHip HopiHeartMedia2.21.81.71.8
WCBS-AMNewsAudacy1.71.61.71.7
WOR-AMNews/TalkiHeartMedia1.11.21.71.6
WXBK-FMClassic Hip HopAudacy1.61.31.31.4
WNYC-AMPublic RadioNew York Public Radio1.01.01.21.1
WKXW-FMNews/TalkTownsquare Media0.90.81.01.0
WSKQ-FM-STRTropicalSpanish Broadcasting System0.80.91.20.9
WFAN-FM-STRSportsAudacy0.90.70.80.8
WBGO-FMJazzNewark Public Radio Inc.0.60.50.50.6
WFUV-FMAAAFordham University0.50.30.40.6
WAWZ-FMChristian CHRPillar of Fire0.40.50.40.5
WHUD-FMAC6 Johnson Road0.90.60.50.5
WKMK-FMCountryPress Communications0.40.40.40.5
WMGQ-FMACBeasley Media0.70.90.50.5
WWRV-AMSpanish ChristianRadio Vision Cristiana Management0.70.90.70.5
WBBR-AMBusiness NewsBloomberg Communications0.40.30.40.4
WINS-FM-STRNewsAudacy0.30.40.50.4
WARW-FMChristian CHREducational Media Foundation0.40.20.30.3
WKXW-FM-STRNews/TalkTownsquare Media0.20.20.30.3
WWZY-FMClassic RockPress Communications0.20.20.30.3
WADO-AMSpanish SportsUnivision Radio0.10.10.10.2
WDHA-FMRockBeasley Media0.10.20.30.2
WFME-FMReligiousFamily Stations0.30.20.10.2
WJLK-FMHot ACTownsquare Media0.10.10.10.2
WNVU-FMN/AN/A0.10.10.20.2
WQXR-FM-HD2-STRClassicalNew York Public RadioN/A0.20.20.2
WXBK-FM-HD2CountryAudacy0.20.20.20.2
WXPK-FMAAA6 Johnson Road0.20.20.20.2
WBGO-FM-STRJazzNewark Public Radio Inc.0.10.10.10.1
WCBS-AM-STRNewsAudacy0.20.10.20.1
WFDU-FMCollegeFairleigh Dickinson University0.10.10.10.1
WINS-FM-HD2AlternativeAudacy0.10.10.10.1
WPST-FMCHRTownsquare Media0.1N/AN/A0.1
WEPN-FMSportsEmmis Radio1.31.2N/AN/A
WFRS-FMReligiousFamily Stations0.10.10.1N/A
WHTG-AMOldiesPress Communications0.10.10.1N/A
WSOU-FMCollegeSeton Hall UniversityN/AN/A0.1N/A
WYMK-FMReligiousFamily StationsN/AN/A0.2N/A

WLTW is number 1 as usual. I think people turn it on in their offices and in retail establishments.  WCBS-FM dropped from 6.2 to 4.6 in one month.  I don't listen to it very much any longer since the music mix is just not for me.  They don't want older adults anyway since we are not attractive to advertisers.  They don't play hits of the 60s and 70s anymore.

WNYC-FM is doing quite well at 4.7.  I guess many intellectuals interested in the news are listening.

I am disappointed that WFUV and WBGO are low at 0.6.  They both provide excellent programming with no commercials.
 
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