WCBS-FM/New York Returns
July 12, 2007 at 1:19 PM (PT)
The much-hyped format flip at CBS Adult Hits WCBS (101.1 JACK FM)/NEW YORK happened this afternoon, with JACK-FM ending SOPRANO-like, with JOURNEY's Don't Stop Believin' cutting out, and a pre-produced promo from CHRIS ANGELO and DERMOT O'NEILL, featuring VO talent ZIGGIE beginning just prior to the promised 1:01p, using music from the '60s, '70s and '80s; news and entertainment clips; and, of course, the famous WCBS-FM jingles.
The promo backtimed to 1:01p, and the station began its new life with its old format with former NEW YORK CITY Mayor ED KOCH commenting it was nice for the CBS people to admit "they blew it. Welcome back, CBS-FM!"
The first song was introduced by AL JARDINE of BEACH BOYS fame, introducing "Do It Again." FRANKIE VALLI checked in, and the second tune was "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)" by THE FOUR SEASONS.
The rest of the first hour was:
ARETHA FRANKLIN - Respect
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Glory Days
FLEETWOOD MAC- Don't Stop
LOVIN' SPOONFUL- Summer In The City
MAXINE NIGHTINGALE- Right Back To Where We Started From
ROLLING STONES- Satisfaction
BILLY JOEL- Only The Good Die Young
THE CONTOURS- Do You Love Me?
JOHN MELLENCAMP- Jack And Diane
BEATLES- Twist And Shout
BEE GEES- You Should Be Dancing
ROY ORBISON- Pretty Woman
TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS- Mony Mony
DONNA SUMMER- Last Dance
CBS-FM's live airstaff will feature DAN TAYLOR as the station’s new morning show host, along with contributors MR. G and AL MEREDITH. BOB SHANNON also marks his return to the station as host of middays and is joined on-air by market staple BROADWAY BILL LEE, who will host afternoon drive.
Miss the sign on? ALL ACCESS recorded it for you. Listen here.
Listen to the live feed here.
Meanwhile, Mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG proclaimed today "WCBS-FM Returns To NEW YORK CITY Day." Check out the official proclamation here.