Rock ’n’ Roll Heaven (Special Edit)


WNBC (“Sixty-six, double-you ENN bee cee!”) switched format and call letters in October 1988. In its waning days as a music station, it was the Time Machine, running a “faux forty” throwback format recreating what WABC had done in the 1960s and 1970s (it had flipped to right-wing talk in 1982). Overnights were the province of Jay “Big Jay” Sorensen and his “Record Pig” music trivia feature. At some point, he’d remade The Righteous Brothers’ 1974 hit with a block and a blade and a mess of old records.

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