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MEMORY BANK
"WNEW 1130 in New York"


WNEW Radio NEW YORK
Programming Through the Years
from 1935 until "The Day the Music Died" on WQEW in 1998

WNEW - November 12, 1935

2-2:15 p.m. - HARMONY KEYBOARDS
2:15-2:45 p.m. - SONS OF PIONEERS
2:45-3:00 p.m. - UNCLE LUM
3-3:15 p.m. - MEDICAL TALK
3:15-3:30 p.m. - SOCIAL PROBLEMS
3:30-4:00 p.m. - IN ITALY
4-4:15 pm. - DWIGHT BUTCHER, talk
4:15-4:30 p.m. - KAY REED, organ music
4:30-4:45 p.m. - PICARD FAMILY
4:45-5:00 p.m. - HELEN FOREST & ALAN COURTNEY
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - MICHAEL'S LITTLE THEATRE
5:30-5:45 p.m. - COCKTAIL TRIO
5:45-6 p.m. - MARATHON
6-6:30 p.m. - DINNER RHYTHMS
6:30-6:45 p.m. - DAL & ANN
6:45-7 p.m. - DINNER RHYTHMS
7-7:15 p.m. - EARL CARPENTER ORCHESTRA
7:15-7:30 p.m. - HEADLINES TALKS
7:30-7:45 p.m. - JACK FEENY, songs
7:45-8:15 p.m. - COURTNEY'S RHYTHM ROUNDUP
8:15-8:45 p.m. - DUCK CALL CONTEST
8:45-9:30 p.m. - AMATEUR REVIEW
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. - DANCE MUSIC
2-7 a.m. - DANCE RECORDS

7 a.m.-2 p.m. - WHBI Programming (WHBI shared the 1250 frequency with WNEW in 1935. WNEW moved to 1130kc in 1941.


Radio's first morning team was introduced in 1946: Jack Lescoulie & Gene Rayburn. Six months later, Lescoulie left and was replaced by Dee Finch, forming the team of Rayburn & Finch. In 1952, Gene Klavan joined WNEW from WTOP-TV in Washington; thus began the Klavan & Finch morning show. After 32 years on the morning show, Dee Finch retired in 1968, leaving Gene Klavan to fly solo in AM Drive. After 25 years at 'NEW, Gene Klavan went to WOR in December of 1977; he returned to WNEW for weekends in 1986.
WNEW 1130 New York - November 8, 1954

6-9 a.m. - KLAVAN & FINCH
9-10 a.m. - BILL HARRINGTON & COMPANY
10-11:30 a.m. - MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM with JERRY MARSHALL
11:30 a.m.-12 noon - BING CROSBY SHOW
12 noon-2 p.m. - BILL HARRINGTON & COMPANY
2-4 p.m. - MUSIC HALL with LONNIE STARR
4-5 p.m. - ART FORD at FOUR
5-5:30 p.m. - THE BILL KEMP SHOW
5:30-7:30 p.m. - MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM
7:30-9 p.m. - ART FORD EVENING SHOW
9 p.m.-12 midnight - BILL WILLIAMS
12 midnight-6 a.m. - MILKMAN'S MATINEE with BOB JONES

WNEW 1130 New York - January 1, 1958

6-9 a.m. - KLAVAN & FINCH
9-11:35 a.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS' MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM
11:35 a.m.-12 noon - STARR, SINATRA, STRINGS with LONNIE STARR
12 noon-2 p.m. - BOB LANDERS' LOSERS CLUB
2-6 p.m. - LONNIE STARR - MUSIC HALL
6-8 p.m. - DICK PARTRIDGE
8-10 p.m. - JACK LAZARE
10 p.m.-12 midnight - AL "JAZZBEAU" COLLINS
12 midnight-6 a.m. - DICK SHEPARD - MILKMAN'S MATINEE

WNEW 1130 New York - 1962

6-9 a.m. - KLAVAN & FINCH
9 a.m.-3 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
3-6 p.m. - TED BROWN
6-8 p.m. - music
8-11 p.m. - WALLY KING
11 p.m.-6 a.m. - MARY O'HARA

WNEW 1130 New York - September 3, 1973

5:30-10 a.m. - GENE KLAVAN
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
1-4 p.m. - JULIUS LA ROSA
4-8 p.m. - TED BROWN
8 p.m.-12 midnight - BOB FITZSIMMONS
12 midnight-6 a.m. - BILL HICKOK (Monday-Tuesday)
12 midnight-6 a.m. - JAY DUNN (Wednesday-Thursday)
Weekends - JIM LOWE, DICK SHEPARD, JONATHAN SCHWARTZ, BOB FITZSIMMONS

WNEW 1130 New York - March 30, 1974

5:30-10 a.m. - GENE KLAVAN
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
1-4 p.m. - JULIUS LA ROSA
4-8 p.m. - TED BROWN
8 p.m.-12 midnight - BRUCE BRADLEY
12 midnight-5:30 a.m. - BILL HICKOK
Weekends - JAY DUNN

WNEW 1130 New York - July 5, 1976

5:30-10 a.m. - GENE KLAVAN
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
1-4 p.m. - JULIUS LA ROSA
4-8 p.m. - TED BROWN
8 p.m.-12 midnight - JIM LOWE
12 midnight-5:30 a.m. - BOB JONES (Monday-STAN MARTYN)
Weekends - ALLISON STEELE, BOB FITZSIMMONS, DICK SHEPARD

WNEW 1130 New York - August, 25, 1977

5:30-10 a.m. - GENE KLAVAN
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
1-4 p.m. - BOB FITZSIMMONS
4-8 p.m. - TED BROWN
8 p.m.-12 midnight - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ
12 midnight-5:30 a.m. - BOB JONES (Monday-STAN MARTYN)
Weekends - CYNTHIA ADLER, DICK SHEPARD

WNEW 1130 New York - February 1, 1978

6-10 a.m. - TED BROWN
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
1-4 p.m. - BOB FITZSIMMONS
4-8 p.m. - JAY LAWRENCE
8 p.m.-12 midnight - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ
12 midnight-6 a.m. - BOB JONES (Monday-JIM LOWE)
Weekends - BILL ST. JAMES, JAY LAWRENCE, STAN MARTYN

WNEW 1130 New York - February 1, 1979

6-10 a.m. - TED BROWN
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
1-4 p.m. - BILL ST. JAMES
4-8 p.m. - BOB FITZSIMMONS
8-10 p.m. - STAN MARTYN
10-11 p.m. - SEARS RADIO THEATRE
11 p.m.-12 midnight - CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATRE
12 midnight-6 a.m. - BOB JONES
Weekends - MARYANNE ROGUE, JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

WNEW 1130 New York - May 5, 1980

6-10 a.m. - TED BROWN
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
2-4 p.m. - BOB JONES
4-8 p.m. - BOB FITZSIMMONS
8 p.m.-12 midnight - JIM LOWE
12 midnight-1 a.m. - MYSTERY THEATRE
1-6 a.m. - STAN MARTYN (Monday-Tuesday)
1-6 a.m. - BILL ST. JAMES (Wednesday-Thursday)
Weekends - MARYANN ROGUE, JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

WNEW 1130 New York - February 11, 1981

6-10 a.m. - TED BROWN
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
2-4 p.m. - BOB JONES
4-8 p.m. - JIM LOWE
8 p.m.-12 midnight - ALLISON STEELE
12 midnight-6 a.m. - STAN MARTYN
Weekends - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ, MARYANNE ROGUE

WNEW 1130 New York - May 10, 1982

6-10 a.m. - TED BROWN
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
2-6 p.m. - JIM LOWE
6-9 p.m. - BOB JONES
9 p.m.-12 midnight - RAY OTIS (Monday-Thursday)
9 p.m.-12 midnight - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ (Friday)
12 midnight-6 a.m. - AL "JAZZBEAU" COLLINS
Weekends - BILL BUCHNER, MARTY O'HARA, TOM WHALEN

WNEW 1130 New York - August 8, 1984

5:30-10 a.m. - TED BROWN
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
2-6 p.m. - JIM LOWE
6-9 p.m. - NEW YORK TONIGHT with JONATHAN SCHWARTZ
9 p.m.-12 midnight - RAY OTIS
12 midnight-5:30 a.m. - MARTY WILSON (Monday)
12 midnight-5:30 a.m. - BOB JONES (Tuesday-Thursday)

WNEW 1130 New York - January 6, 1986

6-10 a.m. - TED BROWN & NOLA ROEPER
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
2-7 p.m. - JIM LOWE
7 p.m.-12 midnight - ALLISON STEELE (Monday-Thursday)
7 p.m.-12 midnight - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ (Friday)
12 midnight-6 a.m. - MARTY WILSON (Monday)
12 midnight-6 a.m. - BOB JONES (Tuesday-Thursday)
Weekends - MARK SIMONE, GEORGE SHEHRAN

WNEW 1130 New York - January 5, 1987

6-10 a.m. - TED BROWN & NOLA ROEPER
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - STEVE ALLEN & MARK SIMONE
2-6 p.m. - JULIUS LaROSA
6-9 p.m. - SPORTS CONNECTION with RICHARD NEER
9 p.m.-12 midnight - JAZZ with LES DAVIS
12 midnight-6 a.m. - AL "JAZZBEAUX" COLLINS
Weekends - MARTY WILSON, GENE KLAVAN, JONATHAN SCHWARTZ, LOIS GILBERT, PAULETTE BOLIN

WNEW 1130 New York - January 2, 1988

6-10 a.m. - TED BROWN & NOLA ROEPER
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ
2-5 p.m. - STEVE ALLEN & MARK SIMONE
5-8 p.m. - SPORTS CONNECTION with RICHARD NEER
8 p.m.-1 a.m. - JAZZ with LES DAVIS
1-6 a.m. - AL "JAZZBEAUX" COLLINS
Weekends - MERYL KUBRICK, GENE KLAVAN, QUINCY McCOY, JIM HARLAN, JOHN PIZZARELLI, BILL QUINN

WNEW 1130 New York - January 7, 1989

6-10 a.m. - TED BROWN & NOLA ROEPER
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - LES DAVIS
3-7 p.m. - MARK SIMONE
7-8 p.m. - ENCORE - THE BEST OF WILLIAM B. WILLIAMS
8-11 p.m. - BRUCE WILLIAMS (talk)
11 p.m.-2 a.m. - LARRY KING (talk)
2-6 a.m. - DARA WELLS (talk)
Weekends - AL "JAZZBEAU" COLLINS, PAUL CAVALCONTE, JONATHAN SCHWARTZ, BILL QUINN, JEFFREY B. WILLIAMS, PAULETTE BOLIN

WNEW 1130 New York - January 6, 1990

6-10 a.m. - BOB FITZSIMMONS
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - LES DAVIS
3-7 p.m. - MARK SIMONE
7-8 p.m. - music
8-11 p.m. - BRUCE WILLIAMS (talk)
11 p.m.-5 a.m. - LARRY KING (talk)
5-6 a.m. - JIM BOHANNAN (talk)
Weekends - PAUL CAVALCONTE, JONATHAN SCHWARTZ, PAULETTE BOLIN, JEFFREY B. WILLIAMS

WNEW 1130 New York - February 11, 1991

5:30-10 a.m. - BOB FITZSIMMONS
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - JIM HARLAN
3-8 p.m. - MARK SIMONE
8-11 p.m. - BRUCE WILLIAMS (talk)
11 a.m.-5:30 a.m. - LARRY KING (talk)
Weekends - BILL QUINN, PAUL CALVALCONTE, JONATHAN SCHWARTZ, PAULETTE BOLIN, BILL GAGHAN

WNEW 1130 New York - November 16, 1992

6-10 a.m. - BILL QUINN
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - JIM HARLAN
3-8 p.m. - MARK SIMONE
8-11 p.m. - BRUCE WILLIAMS (talk)
11 p.m.-2 a.m. - LARRY KING (talk)
2-6 a.m. - PAUL CAVALCONTE


On December 10, 1992 WNEW-AM left the air forever. It was replaced on 1130 AM in New York by business radio WBBR. A few days earlier, on December 2, 1992, classical formatted WQXR became Adult Standards WQEW. This new station effectively replaced WNEW and continued its tradition and lineage for six more years.
WQEW 1560 New York - December 1992
The Original Lineup

5:30-10 a.m. - NEIL MEYERS
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - LEE ARNOLD
2-6 p.m. - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ (Monday-STAN MARTYN)
6-7 p.m. - NEW YORK AT SIX
7 p.m.-1 a.m. - BILL QUINN
1-2 a.m. - NIMETTE
2-5:30 a.m. - PAULETTE ROCKMAN
Weekends - LES DAVIS, RICH KONATY, TOM WHALEN

WQEW 1560 New York - 1994

5:30-10 a.m. - BOB JONES
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - LEE ARNOLD
3-7 p.m. - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ (Monday-STAN MARTYN)
7 p.m.-12 midnight - BILL QUINN
12 midnight-5:30 a.m. - DEL DeMONTREAUX
Weekends - RICH KONATY, STAN MARTYN

WQEW 1560 New York - 1996

5:30-10 a.m. - BOB JONES
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - LEE ARNOLD
3-7 p.m. - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ (Monday-STAN MARTYN)
7 p.m.-12 midnight - DEL DeMONTREAUX, GENE EDWARDS, RICH KONATY
12 midnight-5:30 a.m. - CHUCK LEONARD, BILL JEROME
Weekends - STAN MARTYN, BILL JEROME, RICH KONATY, JOHN VON SUSTIN, VAN JOHNSON

WQEW 1560 New York - 1998

5:30-10 a.m. - BOB JONES
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - LEE ARNOLD
3-7 p.m. - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ (Mondays: STAN MARTYN)
7 p.m.-12 midnight - BAT JOHNSON
12 midnight-5:30 a.m. - CHUCK LEONARD (Fridays: BILL JEROME)
Weekends - HOLLY LEVIS, STAN MARTYN, GENE EDWARDS, BILL JEROME, DEL DEMONTREAUX, MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

WQEW 1560 New York - December 20-21, 1998
The Last Two Days

December 20

9 a.m.-2 p.m. - JONATHAN SCHWARTZ (repeat of the 1997 Christmas show)
2-7 p.m. - BILL JEROME
7-8 p.m. - ON BROADWAY with BOB JONES
8-11 p.m. - BIG BAND SALUTE with GENE EDWARDS
11 p.m.-12 midnight - GENE EDWARDS

December 21

12 midnight-5:30 a.m. - HOLLY LEVIS (signed off with "Sentimental Journey")
5:30-10 a.m. - BOB JONES (signed off with "I'll Be Seeing You")
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - LEE ARNOLD
3-7 p.m. - STAN MARTYN


For the last 149 hours of its life---from 7:00 p.m. December 21 until just before midnight Sunday, December 27, 1998---WQEW was AUTOMATED. There were no live announcers. The last song played was "Stardust" by Nat King Cole. WQEW then became Radio Disney.
Sources: The Airwaves of New York 1997 McFarlane Books; Vince Santarelli; Bill Dulmage; RRRA



 



 



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