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Not bad. How's by you?
I don't know what possessed me to go here yesterday after seeing your note during the summer.
Very happy to hear you back!
It looks like you've been back a week or so, and I just got here. I never could time things right.
Cheerleader Beau turned me on to your little corner of cyberspace gold. Love it, and thanks! Suggestion (if possible): Include release year and record label with posted playlists.
I will never forget the infamous and notorious '9" tape and WWDJ was one one helluva station while it lasted. Now they moved the call letters and beefed up the power and these days, 97 DJ would have gotten an FM translator to help it do battle with the likes of WABC, WXLO and the rest. I even tried to listen after the music was displaced by religion but it wasn't the same. Keep up the good work.
I seem to remember about the same time Big Dan went to mornings (presumably because Harry Harrison went to WCBS-FM), WABC also added Sturgis Griffin and Liz Kiley, who was the first and only female announcer on WABC. I remember Bob Cruz's appeal was that he sounded like Dan Ingram, so you could sound like you had Dan Ingram on in mornings and overnights. WPIX was home to many well-known legends such as Les Marshak and Dennis Quinn. Did you work with any of these guys?
Also, Jerry Carroll who went on to be the spokesman for Crazy Eddie and presumably opened his own ad agency from the money he made by being the spokesman. People thought he was Eddie, like the on-camera pitchman Madman Muntz.
A little late to the party here, but am SO glad you're back!
Howard HoffmanOwner, Librarian,All-Around Top 40 Geek