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WHN 1050 Country Switch To Sportsradio 1050 WFAN July 1987
The 1980's saw a lot of format flipping and switching on the NYC dial. This
example features the end of a heritage country music station as it becomes the
first ever all sports radio station in the country
1050 WHN flipped from easy listening to country in 1973. While music was
dropped by one AM station after another, WHN (along with WNBC and WNEW-AM)
managed to survive. Then in 1987 new owners announced the launch of this new all
This unscoped CD features the last half hour of 1050 WHN as a country station
with DJ Dan Taylor providing a very classy close to the music. That's followed
by the first 45 minutes of 1050 WFAN. You'll hear host Jim Lampley who came from
TV to do a daily show. You'll also hear Suzyn Waldman doing sports updates.
Suzyn is now the radio color commentator for the Yankees.
This unscoped CD will let you relive some of the sports news of the summer of
1987. You'll also hear the many human and electronic goofs that happen when you
launch a new station. For the ultimate radio trivia geek, this CD will give you,
in it's entirety, the first ever listener call made to an all sports radio
Total Time - 76:00