WABC – New York City

“… Through the years, WABC was known by various slogans, ‘Channel 77 WABC’ and later ‘Musicradio 77 WABC’. Due to the high number of commercials each hour, WABC played no more than two songs in a row and there was frequent DJ talk and personality between every song. … Early 1960s disc jockeys included Dan Ingram, Herb Oscar Anderson, Charlie Greer, Scott Muni, Chuck Dunaway, Jack Carney, and Bob ‘Bobaloo’ Lewis. But some of the best known WABC DJs are the ones that followed them in the mid-1960s and 1970s: Harry Harrison, Ron Lundy, ‘Cousin Brucie’ Bruce Morrow, Chuck Leonard (one of the earliest African-American DJs to be on the staff of a major mainstream radio station), Johnny Donovan, Bob Cruz (a Dan Ingram sound alike), Frank Kingston Smith, Roby Yonge, George Michael, Jim Nettleton, Jim Perry and Steve O’Brien. … A famous tape, or aircheck, of WABC from August 1964 features some of the DJs speaking from a window of the Beatles‘ hotel room at the Hotel Delmonico during their second visit to New York City, while Dan Ingram, back in the studio, played WABC jingles to thousands of teenagers in the streets below, who enthusiastically sang along with them. Ingram later noted that this was actually illegal under FCC rules, but said that they didn’t know it at the time.[22] In the wake of the success of ‘W-A-Beatle-C’ (as it was briefly called around the time of the Beatles’ U.S. visit), competitor WINS finally dropped out of the Top 40 battle in 1965, adopting an all-news format….”
NY Times: Television/Radio; When AM Ruled Music, and WABC Was King
NY Radio Archive
Musicradio WABC: Those Great DJ’s!
YouTube: WABC Musicradio 77 New York – Dan Ingram – June 25 1966

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