710 WOR 100th Anniversary

710 WOR 100th Anniversary

710 WOR 100th Anniversary Audio Memories

Episodes

February 19, 2022 1 min
From 1935: After more than a decade on the air, WOR gets an upgrade from 5000w to 50kw and marks the occasion with a special broadcast.
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From 1948: WOR presents a special show honoring Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring scenes from the show re-created for radio.
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Long-time WOR health expert Carlton Fredriks is credited with launching the health call-in show format on radio.
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John A. and John R. Gambling mark the 20,000th broadcast of “Rambling With Gambling,” which ran on WOR for more than 75 years.
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Long-time WOR consumer reporter and celebrity interviewer Joan Hamburg talks with the Monkees’ Michael Nesmith.
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Popular WOR advisor Bernhard Meltzer, host of the long-running “What’s Your Problem” program, signs off WOR for the last time.
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From 1937: The great Orson Welles tells the story of “The Shadow.” Who knows what evil lurks within this ...podcast?
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America’s favorite radio psychologist Dr. Joy Browne hosted her show on WOR for nearly 20 years.
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February 19, 2022 57 secs
A quick overview of the many legendary hosts heard on WOR in its 100 years…call it 100 years in 60 seconds!
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Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers hosted a show every weeknight on WOR in the late 1990s. Here’s an excerpt from one of Joan’s open phones segments.
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From 1958: Master salesman Long John Nebel was heard overnights on WOR in the mid-1950s.
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February 19, 2022 1 min
From September 19, 1974: An excerpt from a WOR newscast showcases the top headlines as anchored by John Scott.
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From 1979: Joe Franklin, the King of Nostalgia, hosted his "Memory Lane” program on WOR for nearly 50 years.
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From 1977: Legendary WOR personality Arlene Francis talks with New York Yankees pitcher Sparky Lyle.
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From 2013: Joe Bartlett has his head shaved live on air out of solidarity with childhood cancer victims to raise money for St. Baldrick’s.
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From 1943: An Early Version Of Listeners Letting Off Steam On The Radio Was Heard On WOR’s “You Tell 'em Club.”
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Husband and wife financial gurus Ken and Daria Dolan “combined and distilled” their 35 years of personal finance experience to help listener
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The first generation of the Gambling morning dynasty, John B. hosted WOR’s morning show from 1925 until 1959 with a snappy combination of morning exercises, quick comedy bits with his crew, a live band and a maniacally loyal audience that continued listening long after his sons took over the show.
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