What in the world does Cousin Brucie on WABC back in the day matter to any listener in any market other than New York?
You really had to be there...Cousin Brucie boomed into Cincinnati every evening and I'm sure that he created memories in countless other places as well. It was a different world. There were virtually no Top 40 FM stations (actually, there were few FM stations period) and there were very few FM radios--and the FM radios that existed then were not in the hands of the 12-17 crowd. AM stations had huge ratings, often 10 times what today's "successful" FM station does. There were fewer AM stations, no computer noises, less static in general & kids at school bragged about listening to distant stations on their transistor radios. It was a different world and if there was a "spokesman" for that era, Cousin Brucie was it. He would be a huge asset to the XM 60's channel, especially if he re-created that 77 WABC aura that he did so well.
Bob is sooo right. I used to sit in my bedroom and listen to my little Zenith radio and dig the sounds of WABC, WBZ WLS WCFL WSM, WOWO and several others. These stations played the songs long before our stations here in Cincinnati did. I would often go to school and tell my buddies what songs were going to be hits in the next few weeks. Most of the guys could never figure how I did that. Now everything is vanilla. That why I listen to Sat radio and my Ipod