New York Radio Message Board and several New York music radio history websites, will re-create the entire 1969 WOR-FM "All-Time Top 300 Countdown."
According to a story by David Hinckley at nydailynews.com, Sniffen's show, which he'll host, starts Friday at 4 p.m., lasts 15 hours and will continue through the weekend. It can be heard on the Internet at rewoundradio.com.
He's done it, Sniffen says, in classic WOR-FM style, with long music sets and some personality. The songs run from the mid-1950s through 1969, and Sniffen says listeners will hear some surprises.
A number of songs considered classics in 1969, he says, are almost forgotten today. In fact, he had to dig to find some of them.
WOR-FM was in many ways the predecessor station to oldies WCBS-FM. Joe McCoy, who programmed WCBS-FM through its first long golden age in the 1980s and 1990s, was a WOR-FM alumnus. The station, at 98.7, became 'XLO in the '70s and then WRKS in 1981.
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