Prior to music radio’s movement to the FM band, New York’s WABC-AM was a powerhouse for Top 40 music lovers in the New York area. However, since the transition to the other side of the dial WABC-AM has been home a variety of talk show hosts, and fans of the former WABC have had to relive their childhood years through sites like Alan Sniffen’s MusicRadio77.com.
Starting this weekend on Saturday night listeners throughout the New York metropoitan area, and those lucky enough to be able to catch the signal along the eastern seaboard, will hear something that they haven’t heard in years – music. The station will launch a new version of Musicradio 77, under the direction of WABC’s Program Director, Phil Boyce, the new show will return oldies to the New York airwaves after heritage oldies WCBS-FM flipped to a new format last June. The show will be hosted by Mark Simone and will feature hit songs of yesteryear. If early indications are anything, from this online message board…it looks like the folks in New York are excited to have the music back on WABC-AM.