The Day The Music Died at WABC, New York - Radio's Changing Face
I grew up with WABC in the 60's and 70's. WABC was a radio giant playing all of the pop hits we remember. In the late 70's and early 80's AM radio was meeting a huge challenge. FM radio which had better stereo reception and was becoming a standard feature in cars. I remember the day, that my favorite station switched from the music behemoth of the northeast to a talk format. It was 1982 and I was sitting in my office in mid-town Manhattan listening to Ron Lundy and Dan Ingram doing their last show together before the big switch at 12 noon that day. I was nostalgic and very sad. It felt that my youth was behind me and didn't know what the future would hold.
Today FM radio is facing the same challenges with Satellite, online radio, services like Pandora and Spotify.