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Click the thumbnail picture to see how the video in the previous post appears in my local media player when I click the “Player problem” link.  I’d love to get playlists to appear in the embedded videos as they do in the standalone player, but so far no luck.

New York Radio — 3

The video history of New York Rock and Roll radio continues with WABC’s rise and reign, and its effect on WMCA and WINS…

New York Radio — WMCA

More WABeatleC is coming up!  But first, let’s listen to a few of the WMCA Good Guys jingles, taken from the original master tapes…

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New York Radio — Scott Muni

Original card provided by Dennis Rogers.

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The audio player has two sound clips:  Muni’s theme song, an odd instrumental from 1961 called “Grasshopper Jump,” and Muni’s promo for the WABC Beatles Fan Club.

I don’t remember Scott Muni as well as some of the other WABC disk jockeys, because he left the station in 1965.  Muni is better known as a pioneer of Rock music on FM radio, but he was memorable on AM as a presence during the initial, wild rush of American Beatlemania.

Scott Muni on WABC
Scott Muni on WABC, 1965

New York Radio — A Go-Go!

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Before I post part 3 of the video on New York Rock and Roll radio, here’s a series of jingles for some of the WABC disk jockeys from the 1960’s. These are not air-check quality, but were instead taken from the original master tapes. Here, have some more!

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