Saturday, January 5, 2019
WABC 770 in New York City might have been the greatest radio station of all time. Yes, I know some will argue. Great music. Great personalities. Great presentation. The station dominated in the 60's and early 70's. A shift to disco didn't help build an audience in the late 70's.
By the late 70's, FM was making inroads and WABC was faltering. It became a rather average adult contemporary station. WABC went to a talk format in 1982, and a lousy talk format at that. WABC still talks, and it's ratings are down at the bottom of the NYC heap. It's sad, really.
WABC used to do a yearly survey, and you could get a copy if you sent a self addressed stamped envelope, which I did. They spent some bucks on this. The survey was on heavy stock, almost cardboard. It was really well done. This is the first half of 1981's survey. As I am fond of saying, it's the music that killed AM radio.
#34, "Shaddup You Face." Are you kidding me?
The second half is on the back, and I will post that tomorrow.
AT 12:00 AM