1130 IN NEW YOOOOORK!
Apropos of yesterday's post about Jonathan Schwartz, below is a nice little WNEW-AM announcers tribute. You hear all of the biggies announce their names and that, basically, is that. Yet the whole thing brings back ridiculously happy memories for me. I got turned onto WNEW (1130 on your AM dial) in 1980 and listened pretty-much non-stop until the stations demise in the early nineties. For some reason the station that took up where WNEW left off, WQEW, just didn't have the same spark (though it had a lot of the same DJ's, including Schwartz). Disney brought that station down in the late nineties, converting it to "kids radio" (say what??) It all felt terribly sad at the time. But then the internet came along and...
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Posted by Raymond De Felitta at 2:01 PM