WCBS-F Celebrates 40 Years With Special Programming And On-Air Reunions
July 3, 2012 at 4:51 AM (PT)
On JULY 7th, 1972 CBS RADIO Classic Hits WCBS-F/NEW YORK became one of the first stations in the country to begin playing Oldies all day, every day when DION's "Runaround Sue" was played over the airwaves at 101.1.
Beginning on FRIDAY, JULY 6th and running through SUNDAY, JULY 8th, CBS-FM will mark 40 years of playing "NEW YORK's Greatest Hits" with an on-air celebration featuring artists and disc jockeys that have helped make the station what it is today.
CBS-FM has provided the NEW YORK TRI-STATE area with some of the most popular disc jockeys which include DAN TAYLOR, BROADWAY BILL LEE, COUSIN BRUCIE, RON LUNDY, DAN INGRAM, HARRY HARRISON and CHUCK LEONARD just to name a few. In addition to the music and disc jockeys, NEW YORK area listeners have always turned to CBS-FM to both vote and listen to their favorite all time songs in the stations annual NEW YORK Top 500 Countdown.
"CBS-FM has been a proven ratings leader in NEW YORK and has also served as the blueprint for classic hits radio stations across the country. It's a pleasure to both work and listen to the station each day," said SVP/Market Mgr. DON BOULOUKOS.
"I am just amazed by the extreme level of passion that listeners of all ages have for WCBS-FM. It truly represents the sound of NEW YORK," added CBS RADIO VP/AC Programming and CBS-FM PD JIM RYAN.