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Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Start Time Disk Jockey and/or format (positioner) Duration (min) Scoping
no date   Alison Steele Story.  Ms. Steele takes a few minutes during one of her shows to briefly describe her background. 5 None
1967
1967/11/01 19:40 Rosko (Bill Mercer) 59 News Only
1968
1968/03/23 20:25 Rosko 52 None
1968/04/15   Rosko 23 None
1969
1969/02/11 01:16 Alison Steele 114 None
1969/05/--   Rosko interviews John Lennon. 14 None
1969/11/28 09:49 Johnny Michaels/Jonathan Schwartz 61 None
1970
1970/11/05 13:56 Scott Muni 125 None
1970/11/18   Rosko 56 None
1970/12/03   Rosko 29 None
1970/12/16   Rosko 58 None
1971
1971/01/--   Rosko 14 None
1971/01/--   Scott Muni 16 None
1971/03/--   Rosko resigns 4 None
1971/06/27   Coverage of final concert at and closing of Fillmore East. 103 None
1972
1972/03/24   Scott Muni 90 None
1972/05/22   Vin Scelsa followed by Alison Steele 93 None
1972/09/03   Alison Steele 62 None
1972/09/04   Alison Steele 64 None
1972/09/06   Alison Steele 71 None
1974
1974/06/24   Alison Steele 44 None
1974/06/26   BBC concert featuring The Strawbs. 50 None
1974/09/28   Interview of John Lennon by Dennis Elsas.  Mix of music and discussion, and Lennon reads the weather, does commercials, introduces songs, and so forth.  Mr. Lennon's album "Walls and Bridges" had just been introduced.  Rebroadcast introduced by Mr. Elsas.  121 None
  1980 rebroadcast of the show above  The recording is complete except for the final six minutes, which is missing.  Mr. Elsas is just beginning to thank Mr. Lennon for appearing on his program when the recording ends.  In spite of this, the recording is of high quality and a nice remembrance of John Lennon.  I don't know if this was done as a commemorative because Mr. Lennon had recently been shot. 115 None
1975
1975/03/12   Scott Muni with John Lennon 90 None
1975/03/25   The Monty Python comedy troupe are djs. 45 None
1975/05/24 11:20 Bob Lewis 106 None
1975/07/04   "Concert in Fantasy Park" with Dennis Elsas.  A compilation of live artist performances strung together to sound like they were all appearing in concert at the same time and at the same location.  Features, among others, Steely Dan, The Youngbloods, Cat Stevens, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and The Moody Blues. 367 None
1975/07/11   Alison Steele 21 None
1975/09/15 00:34 Alison Steele 58 None
1975/09/19   Alison Steele 15 None
1975/09/21 21:06 "The British Biscuit Show" featuring The Strawbs. 54 None
22:00 Richard Neer 40 None
1975/11/19 23:13 Alison Steele 96 None
1975/12/24 00:30 Alison Steele 95 None
1976
1976/02/25 14:23 Scott Muni/AOR 60 None
1976/04/08   The Monty Python comedy troupe are djs. 35 None
1976/05/01   Jonathan Schwartz (last show) 218 None
1976/05/28 23:45 Pat Dawson.  The band "Renaissance" is in concert. 73 None
1976/05/29 01:00 Pat Dawson 20 None
1976/08/22   Dave Herman with Elton John. 53 None
1977
1977/01/23   Dave Herman with Woody Allen. 65 None
1977/10/30 16:09 Pete Fornatale 187 None
1977/10/31   Alison Steele (Halloween show) 94 None
09:09 Dave Herman 46 None
15:22 Scott Muni 44 None
1977/11/02 09:10 Dave Herman 43 Commercials
1977/11/20 18:08 Pete Fornatale 94 None
1978
1978/01/03 09:08 Dave Herman 46 None
1978/01/23 09:00 Dave Herman 46 None
  Dave Herman with musician David Bowie. 42 None
1978/02/14 07:33 Dave Herman 89 None
1978/07/09   Dave Herman with Bruce Springsteen. 43 None
1978/08/08   Scott Muni with The Who. 34 None
1978/09/17   Vin Scelsa with Bruce Springsteen. 10 None
1978/12/06 21:58 Alison Steele 48 None
1979
1979/01/14 16:07 Pete Fornatale 31 None
1979/04/07 13:30 Richard Neer 45 None
1979/04/24 15:05 Meg Griffin 31 None
1979/07/22   Dave Herman with Bob Seger. 48 None
1979/09/23   "No Nukes:  The Muse Concerts for a Non-Nuclear Future."  Broadcast live from Madison Square Garden. 257 None
1980
1980/11/24 21:39 Dennis Elsas.  Rossington Collins Band in concernt. 170 None
1980/12/08   Coverage of John Lennon shooting this date. 95 None
1980/12/14   John Lennon retrospective 93 None
1980/12/25 12:00 Presentation of "A Christmas Carol" featuring the entire air staff with Scott Muni as Ebeneezer Scrooge. 30 None
1981
1981/04   "The Rock Years."  This was a series of specials totaling 48 hours in length and aired during April 1981.  It covered rock and roll history from 1965 to 1980.  This is about 8 hours worth and features several notable DJs, interviews, and unusual album cuts. 494 None
1981/04/03   Meg Griffin.  Southern Rock Special. 129 None
1981/05/25 20:50 BBC special on The Beatles 69 None
22:02 Guest DJ Dale Krantz, vocalist and wife of Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd. 51 None
1981/07/20   Rebroadcast of a Harry Chapin concert "Harry Chapin Live from the Bottom Line" originally aired on 1/9/81 and which was his 2000th performance.  This rebroadcast was done in tribute to Chapin, who had just died in an auto accident four days before on 7/16/81.  The show is introduced by Scott Muni. 141 None
1982
1982/02/28   Tribute to Murray the K (Kaufmann), who died 2/21/82 at age 60. 62 None
1982/05/26   Tribute to WABC 92 None
1982/06/29 18:49 Alison Steele 44 None
1982/10/18 20:03 Alison Steele 142 None
1982/10/28 20:26 John Zacherle 110 None
1983
1983/02/19 08:05 Bob Lewis.  Saturday Morning Sixties show. 187 None
1983/03/25 09:37 Richard Neel 25 None
10:00 Pete Fornatale 23 None
1983/06/24 08:34 Richard Neer 94 None
1983/11/12   Pete Fornatale interviews and plays the music of Rick Nelson.  Heard are "Garden Party," "Poor Little Fool," "Travelin' Man," and "It's Late." 32 None
1984
1984/06/18 14:17 Scott Muni 62 None
1985
1985/04/13   Scott Muni 56 None
1985/05/27   Top 1027 (for 102.7) songs of all time on Memorial Day Weekend.  Songs 266 through 214 are heard. 128 None
1985/09/29   Vin Scelsa 45 None
1985/11/23 19:57 Ray White.  "Beatles A to Z Weekend." 62 None
1986
1986/08/03   Bob Jones.  Tribute to long-time WNEW personality and Make-Believe Ballroom host William B. Williams, who died this day, three days shy of his 63rd birthday. 178 None
1987
1987/02/07   Tribute to Bob Lewis with Dennis Elsas 15 None
1987/07/10   Scott Muni.  "Ticket to Ride program." 55 None
1987/10/30 16:10 Scott Muni, Dennis Elsas, Dave Herman, Richard Neer.  Bruce Springsteen concert from The Meadowlands.  Celebration of "20 Years of WNEW-FM." 91 None
17:41 same as above 93 None
22:08 same as above 88 None
1987/11/28 16:13 Pat St. John.  First show at WNEW-FM. 29 None
1988
1988/05/01   Scott Muni with The Moody Blues. 29 None
1989
1989/01/14   Scott Muni interviews concert promoter Bill Graham. 15 None
1989/06/27   Charlie Kendall.  "The Who" from Radio City Music Hall. 93 None
1997
1997/01/02 05:53 Dave Herman 139 None
1997/05/22   Richard Neer 47 None
  Alison Steele 61 None
1997/01/02 10:00 Pete Fornatale 47 None
1997/10/30 18:30 Pat St. John.  30th anniversary of WNEW-FM's rock and roll format. 183 None
1999
1999/02/04   Opie and Anthony 75 None
2001
2001/08/11   Vin Scelsa recalls Hall and Oates' Abandoned Luncheonette album. 26 None
2003
2003/04/10 23:35 First night of "Blink" format. 134 None
2003/04/11   Chris Booker and Paco Lopez 93 None
2003/08/05   Todd Newton. 137 None
2003/09/12 16:44 "Blink" format 80 None
2003/12/26 00:30 Change from Christmas music to "The New Mix" format.  Change occurs at the 28 minute mark. 79 None
2004
2004/01/18   Rick Summers 117 None
  Kim Ashley 207 None
2004/03/19   Brandi 161 None
2004/02/07   Scott Muni.  "Ticket to Ride" program. 52 None
2004/02/15   Scott Muni.  "Ticket to Ride" program.  Mr. Muni died 9/28/04 at the age of 74. 51 None
2005
2005/03/25   "New Mix" format 93 None
2005/10/08 18:53 Paco Lopez 187 None
2006
2006/03/18   Kim Ashley, Randy Davis 150 None
2006/05/28 15:00 Ray Fossi followed by Freddie Colon.  Legends of Dance weekend. 176 None
20:00 Bobby Jay followed by Brandy.  Legends of Dance weekend. 235 None
2006/12/30 & 31   Final 13 hours of WNEW's rhythmic AC format before the switch to Adult Top 40 "Fresh 102.7" and the call letter change to WWFS a few days later.  Does not include the actual switchover.  Contains countdown to New Year 2007.  Jocks heard are Yo Sunny Joe, Brandy, Sue O'Neal, "Brooklyn's Own" Joe Causi with his "Studio 54" disco program, and The Legendary Paco Lopez with his request show. 817 (13 hours, 37 min) None