Monday, April 12, 2010
Media Network Tribute to Radio New York Worldwide
In August 1992, Lou Josephs took me in his car to a poison-ivy infested ruin on a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean. It was from this point in Scituate, Massachussets that WRUL, WNYW and WYFR broadcast programmes for several decades. Lou was working then for WROR in Boston, but in earlier years he had a Saturday job working in the New York City offices of WNYW. Luckily he also owned one of the first cassette recorders (so new they didn't know how to pronounce it on Dxing Worldwide). I always thought that at its peak in the late 60's the station radiated remarkable energy. Perhaps it was because distance still had magic. More recollections from Lou are still floating around the Interwebs. Check this link.
Thanks to Jim Cutler for the photo of the old WNYW site. The Media Network podcast from August 1992 on WNYW is up, and I see that 186 people downloaded in the first two hours. Most download it from the website, with iTunes coming a close second. If you like this stuff, please share it with friends!