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WOR (AM)

WOR (AM)

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WOR is a class A AM radio station
Radio station
Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless transmission over radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Stations can be linked in radio networks to broadcast a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both...

 located in New York, New York, U.S.
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, operating on 710 kHz. The station has a talk
Talk radio
Talk radio is a radio format containing discussion about topical issues. Most shows are regularly hosted by a single individual, and often feature interviews with a number of different guests. Talk radio typically includes an element of listener participation, usually by broadcasting live...

 format and has been owned by Buckley Broadcasting
Buckley Broadcasting
Buckley Radio owns and operates twenty radio stations in seven markets. In addition, the WOR Radio Network is operated as an independent syndicated programming provider with affiliates in over 400 markets.-New York:*WOR - New York, NY...

 since 1987, after the station was sold by RKO
RKO General
RKO General was the main holding company through 1991 for the noncore businesses of the General Tire and Rubber Company and, after General Tire's reorganization in the 1980s, GenCorp. The business was based around the consolidation of its parent company's broadcasting interests, dating to 1943, and...

. The station has conservative, or right-of-center hosts.

Its call letters have no meaning, being sequentially assigned. They had previously been authorized for use by the ship SS California, owned by the Orient Lines.

WOR began broadcasting on February 22, 1922, using a 500-watt transmitter
Transmitter
In electronics and telecommunications a transmitter or radio transmitter is an electronic device which, with the aid of an antenna, produces radio waves. The transmitter itself generates a radio frequency alternating current, which is applied to the antenna. When excited by this alternating...

 on 833 kHz from Bamberger's
Bamberger's
Bamberger's was a department store chain with locations primarily in New Jersey, but also Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. The chain was headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.-History:Founded in 1893 by Louis Bamberger as L...

 Department Store in Newark, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Newark is the largest city in the American state of New Jersey, and the seat of Essex County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Newark had a population of 277,140, maintaining its status as the largest municipality in New Jersey. It is the 68th largest city in the U.S...

.
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WOR is a class A AM radio station
Radio station
Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless transmission over radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Stations can be linked in radio networks to broadcast a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both...

 located in New York, New York, U.S.
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, operating on 710 kHz. The station has a talk
Talk radio
Talk radio is a radio format containing discussion about topical issues. Most shows are regularly hosted by a single individual, and often feature interviews with a number of different guests. Talk radio typically includes an element of listener participation, usually by broadcasting live...

 format and has been owned by Buckley Broadcasting
Buckley Broadcasting
Buckley Radio owns and operates twenty radio stations in seven markets. In addition, the WOR Radio Network is operated as an independent syndicated programming provider with affiliates in over 400 markets.-New York:*WOR - New York, NY...

 since 1987, after the station was sold by RKO
RKO General
RKO General was the main holding company through 1991 for the noncore businesses of the General Tire and Rubber Company and, after General Tire's reorganization in the 1980s, GenCorp. The business was based around the consolidation of its parent company's broadcasting interests, dating to 1943, and...

. The station has conservative, or right-of-center hosts.

Its call letters have no meaning, being sequentially assigned. They had previously been authorized for use by the ship SS California, owned by the Orient Lines.

History


WOR began broadcasting on February 22, 1922, using a 500-watt transmitter
Transmitter
In electronics and telecommunications a transmitter or radio transmitter is an electronic device which, with the aid of an antenna, produces radio waves. The transmitter itself generates a radio frequency alternating current, which is applied to the antenna. When excited by this alternating...

 on 833 kHz from Bamberger's
Bamberger's
Bamberger's was a department store chain with locations primarily in New Jersey, but also Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. The chain was headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.-History:Founded in 1893 by Louis Bamberger as L...

 Department Store in Newark, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Newark is the largest city in the American state of New Jersey, and the seat of Essex County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Newark had a population of 277,140, maintaining its status as the largest municipality in New Jersey. It is the 68th largest city in the U.S...

. Louis Bamberger
Louis Bamberger
Louis Bamberger was Newark, New Jersey's leading citizen from the early 1900s until his death in 1944. He was a businessman and philanthropist and at his death all flags in Newark were flown at half-staff for three days, and his large department store closed for a day.Louis Bamberger was born in...

's sale of radio sets to consumers explained their affiliation with the station. The WOR call sign was reissued from the U.S.
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 maritime radio service. The station initially operated limited hours, sharing time with two other stations, WDT-AM and WJY-AM, which also operated on 833 kHz. WOR changed frequency to 740 kHz in June of 1923 and shared time with WJY until July 1926, when WJY closed and WOR received full use of the frequency. In December 1924, WOR acquired a studio in Manhattan. On June 17, 1927, WOR moved to 710 AM, the channel
Channel (communications)
In telecommunications and computer networking, a communication channel, or channel, refers either to a physical transmission medium such as a wire, or to a logical connection over a multiplexed medium such as a radio channel...

 it currently occupies. Later in 1926, WOR moved from its New York studio (on the 9th floor of Chickering Hall at 27 W. 57th St.) to 1440 Broadway, two blocks from Times Square.

WOR was first a charter member of the CBS Radio Network
CBS Radio Network
The CBS Radio Network provides news, sports and other programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. The network is owned by CBS Corporation, and operated by CBS Radio ....

, being one of the 16 stations that aired the first CBS network program on September 18, 1927. A few years later, in partnership with Chicago
Chicago
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...

 radio station WGN
WGN (AM)
WGN is a radio station in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is the only radio station owned by the Tribune Company, which also owns the flagship television station WGN-TV, the Chicago Tribune newspaper and Chicago magazine locally. WGN's transmitter is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois...

, and Cincinnati radio station WLW
WLW
WLW is a clear channel talk radio station located in Cincinnati, Ohio, run by Clear Channel Communications. The station broadcasts locally on 700 kHz AM...

, WOR formed the Mutual Broadcasting System
Mutual Broadcasting System
The Mutual Broadcasting System was an American radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999. In the golden age of U.S. radio drama, MBS was best known as the original network home of The Lone Ranger and The Adventures of Superman and as the long-time radio residence of The Shadow...

 in 1934 and became its New York flagship station. Mutual was one of the "Big Four" national radio networks in the United States during the 1930s – 1980s. In 1941, the station changed its city of license
City of license
A city of license or community of license, in American and Canadian broadcasting, is the community that a radio station or television station is officially licensed to serve by that country's broadcast regulator....

 from Newark to New York City. In 1957, WOR ended its relationship with Mutual and became an independent station and Mutual's New York outlet became WAAT in Newark for a brief period, but WOR continued to carry Mutual's "Top of the News" with Fulton Lewis
Fulton Lewis
Fulton Lewis, Jr. was a prominent conservative American radio broadcaster from the 1930s to the 1960s.-Early life and career:...

 for 15 minutes each evening Monday -Friday at 7:00 PM for several more years after it had briefly shifted to WMGM (WHN) where the program, from WOL Mutual in Washington, had debuted in NYC in the 1930's.

In 1949, WOR started a sister TV station, WOR-TV, on channel 9. This station became WWOR-TV
WWOR-TV
WWOR-TV, virtual channel 9 , is the flagship station of the MyNetworkTV programming service, licensed to Secaucus, New Jersey and serving the Tri-State metropolitan area. WWOR is owned by Fox Television Stations, a division of the News Corporation, and is a sister station to Fox network flagship...

 after it and WOR were sold to separate companies in 1987.

From the 1930s to the early 1980s, WOR was a free-flowing full-service station. There was an emphasis on news reports and talk programs, but music was played also, usually a blend of pop standards and adult contemporary cuts. WOR played several songs per hour weekday mornings from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again afternoons from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. They also played about a dozen songs per hour on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. On ratings books, WOR was classified as a MOR/Talk station rather than a News/Talk station until 1984. From 1983 to around 1985, WOR gradually stopped playing music altogether, as they evolved to an almost complete talk format. Past notable hosts were Ed & Pegeen Fitzgerald, Arlene Francis
Arlene Francis
Arlene Francis was an American actress, radio talk show host, and game show panelist...

, Patricia McCann, Long John Nebel
Long John Nebel
Long John Nebel was an influential New York City talk radio show host.From the mid 1950s until his death in 1978, Nebel was a hugely popular all-night radio host, with millions of regular listeners and what Donald Bain described as "a fanatically loyal following" to his syndicated program, which...

, Bernard Meltzer
Bernard Meltzer
Bernard C. Meltzer was a United States radio host for several decades. His advice call-in show, "What's Your Problem?," aired from 1967 until the mid-1990s on stations WCAU-AM and WPEN-AM in Philadelphia, WOR-AM and WEVD-AM in New York and in national syndication on NBC Talknet.A city planner by...

, Barry Farber, Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd
Jean Parker Shepherd was an American raconteur, radio and TV personality, writer and actor who was often referred to by the nickname Shep....

, Bob & Ray, Jack O'Brian, Bob Grant and Gene Klavan
Gene Klavan
Gene Klavan , was an American disc-jockey columnist and author.-Early years:Klavan was born in Baltimore, Md. and attended Baltimore City College . His radio career began at WTOP in Washington D.C...

. WOR introduced live, on-air, helicopter traffic reports with pilot reporters "Fearless" Fred Feldman and later George Meade. From 1945 to 1963, Dorothy Kilgallen
Dorothy Kilgallen
Dorothy Mae Kilgallen was an American journalist and television game show panelist. She started her career early as a reporter for the Hearst Corporation's New York Evening Journal after spending only two semesters at The College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York...

 and her husband Dick Kollmar (1910–1971) cohosted the WOR morning show Breakfast With Dorothy and Dick.

The station was known for its detailed, 15-minute news reports on the hour. Noted newsmen such as Henry Gladstone, Harry Hennessey, Peter Roberts and Roger Skibenes, to name a few, were the backbone of the news department.

WOR's most renowned program was its morning show, Rambling with Gambling
Rambling with Gambling
Rambling with Gambling was a news and talk radio program aired on WOR 710 from 1925 until 2000. It was hosted by three generations of people named John Gambling throughout its entire 75-year run.-History:...

, which aired continuously from March 1925 to September 2000 across three generations of hosts: John B. Gambling
John B. Gambling
John Bradley Gambling was an American radio personality. He was a member of the The Gambling family, 3 generations of whom - John B., John A. and John R...

, John A. Gambling
John A. Gambling
John Alfred Gambling was an American radio personality. He was member of the Gambling family, three generations of whom - John B., John A. and John R...

, and John R. Gambling
John R. Gambling
John R. Gambling is an American radio personality. He is the son of John A. Gambling and the grandson of John B. Gambling, and as such was, and once again is, the third-generation host of The Gambling family's very-long-running New York morning radio show...

. After John R. Gambling's edition of the show was dropped, he moved to WABC
WABC (AM)
WABC , known as "NewsTalkRadio 77 WABC" is a radio station in New York City. Owned by the broadcasting division of Cumulus Media, the station broadcasts on a clear channel and is the flagship station of Cumulus Media Networks...

 where he hosted a late morning show until January 2008; he returned to WOR mornings in May 2008. Although never a favorite of young listeners, WOR was this group's radio station of record in the New York Metropolitan area whenever winter unleashed its snowy fury. Students of all ages dialed up 710AM on their radios as John A. Gambling dutifully announced a comprehensive list of school closings for New York, northern New Jersey and southern Connecticut, in strict alphabetical order.

Today, WOR is a news and talk radio
Talk radio
Talk radio is a radio format containing discussion about topical issues. Most shows are regularly hosted by a single individual, and often feature interviews with a number of different guests. Talk radio typically includes an element of listener participation, usually by broadcasting live...

 station. It broadcasts 24 hours per day with 50,000 watts using a three-tower directional antenna
Directional antenna
A directional antenna or beam antenna is an antenna which radiates greater power in one or more directions allowing for increased performance on transmit and receive and reduced interference from unwanted sources....

 with slightly different radiation pattern
Radiation pattern
In the field of antenna design the term radiation pattern most commonly refers to the directional dependence of the strength of the radio waves from the antenna or other source ....

s day and night. Its transmitter is located in Rutherford, New Jersey
Rutherford, New Jersey
Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 18,061. It is an inner-ring suburb of New York City, located west of Midtown Manhattan....

. It is the only New York City AM station to have retained its original three-letter call sign, which are the oldest continually used ones in the New York City area.

On April 30, 2005, WOR moved its offices and studios from 1440 Broadway at 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan where it had been based for 79 years to a new facility at 111 Broadway near Wall Street in Downtown Manhattan.

On June 28, 2010 they announced they would launch an online only country station www.worcountry.com. It is branded as "The Elephant".

In mid January WOR announced that it would be dropping Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck
Glenn Edward Lee Beck is an American conservative radio host, vlogger, author, entrepreneur, political commentator and former television host. He hosts the Glenn Beck Program, a nationally syndicated talk-radio show that airs throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks...

 in favor of Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagheris an American radio host and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Mike Gallagher Show, a nationally-syndicated radio program that airs throughout the United States on Salem Radio Network and is also a FOX News Channel Contributor and guest host...

.

WOR Radio Network


WOR is the flagship station for the WOR Radio Network. The network distributes nationally syndicated programming, all from the WOR studios at 111 Broadway in New York.

Noted WOR talk radio personalities, past and present


Among the current hosts heard on WOR are:
  • Ron Ananian
  • Richard N. Ash MD
    Richard N. Ash MD
    Richard N. Ash MD is an American physician trained as a traditional medical internist specializing in integrative medicine, a WOR radio talk show host and Author.- Introduction :...

  • Joy Browne
    Joy Browne
    Joy Browne also named Dr. Joy, is an American radio psychologist.-Early life:Browne was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and educated at Rice University in Houston, TX.-Career:...

  • Lou Dobbs
    Lou Dobbs
    Louis Carl "Lou" Dobbs is an American journalist, radio host, television host on the Fox Business Network, and author. He anchored CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight until November 2009 when he announced on the air that he would leave the 24-hour cable news television network.He was born in Texas and lived...

  • Warren Eckstein
    Warren Eckstein
    Warren Eckstein is a Jewish-American "pet psychologist", animal trainer, animal rights activist, humorist, author, director of the Hugs & Kisses Animal Fund, and broadcaster in the United States who hosts The Pet Show, a syndicated radio talk show....

  • Arthur Frommer
    Arthur Frommer
    Arthur Frommer is a travel writer, publisher and consumer advocate, and the founder of the Frommer's series of travel guides and Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine. He has published many books for budget-conscious travelers and has been one of America's foremost budget travel authorities...

  • Joan Hamburg
    Joan Hamburg
    Joan Hamburg is a radio personality on WOR, 710 AM, in New York since the early 1970s. She grew up on Long Island and attended Barnard College before embarking on an advertising career....

  • Mike Gallagher
    Mike Gallagher
    Mike Gallagheris an American radio host and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Mike Gallagher Show, a nationally-syndicated radio program that airs throughout the United States on Salem Radio Network and is also a FOX News Channel Contributor and guest host...

  • Three generations of The Gambling family: John A. Gambling
    John A. Gambling
    John Alfred Gambling was an American radio personality. He was member of the Gambling family, three generations of whom - John B., John A. and John R...

    , John B. Gambling
    John B. Gambling
    John Bradley Gambling was an American radio personality. He was a member of the The Gambling family, 3 generations of whom - John B., John A. and John R...

    , and (incumbent) John R. Gambling
    John R. Gambling
    John R. Gambling is an American radio personality. He is the son of John A. Gambling and the grandson of John B. Gambling, and as such was, and once again is, the third-generation host of The Gambling family's very-long-running New York morning radio show...

  • George Noory
    George Noory
    George Ralph Noory is a Lebanese-American radio talk show host.As of 2010, he is the weekday host of the late-night radio talk show Coast to Coast AM. He is heard across the United States and Canada on many AM and FM stations as well as on XM Satellite Radio. His show is one of the most listened...

     (Coast to Coast AM
    Coast to Coast AM
    Coast to Coast AM is a North American late-night syndicated radio talk show that deals with a variety of topics, but most frequently ones that relate to either the paranormal or conspiracy theories. It was created by Art Bell and is distributed by Premiere Radio Networks. The program currently...

    )
  • David Paterson
    David Paterson
    David Alexander Paterson is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of New York, from 2008 to 2010. During his tenure he was the first governor of New York of African American heritage and also the second legally blind governor of any U.S. state after Bob C. Riley, who was Acting...

  • Michael Savage
    Michael Savage (commentator)
    Michael Savage is a conservative American radio host, author, and political commentator. He is the host of The Savage Nation, a nationally syndicated talk show that airs throughout the United States on Talk Radio Network...

  • Michael Smerconish
    Michael Smerconish
    Michael A. Smerconish is an American radio and television personality, newspaper columnist, author and MSNBC Political Analyst. His talk radio show is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at The Big Talker 1210 AM WPHT. He began his full time radio career in 2002...



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Past notable WOR program hosts have included:
  • Lou Adler
  • Gene Burns
    Gene Burns
    Gene Burns is an American talk radio host. He hosts two programs which broadcast from the studios of KGO in San Francisco. The Gene Burns Program, a political and social commentary show, airs weeknights. Dining Around with Gene Burns, a food and wine program, airs weekly on Saturdays.-Early...

  • Uncle Don Carney
    Uncle Don
    Uncle Don was a children's radio program which aired on WOR radio from 1928 to 1947. The host was Uncle Don Carney, a former vaudevillie performer who was born Howard Rice in 1897...

  • Jay Diamond
    Jay Diamond
    Jay Diamond is an American talk radio host from the Manhattan Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn who began his move to the mic by being a frequent caller to other radio programs, especially New York City's popular Bob Grant show...

  • Rocco DiSpirito
    Rocco DiSpirito
    Rocco DiSpirito is an Italian American chef based in New York City.-Life and career:DiSpirito was born in Queens, New York City, New York. He graduated in 1986 from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and in 1990 from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in business...

    , succeeded Arthur Scwhartz as host of Food Talk (October 2004 through December 2005)
  • Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding
    Ray Goulding
    Raymond Walter Goulding was an American comedian, who, together with Bob Elliott formed the comedy duo of Bob and Ray....

     (Bob and Ray
    Bob and Ray
    Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding were an American comedy team whose career spanned five decades. Their format was typically to satirize the medium in which they were performing, such as conducting radio or television interviews, with off-the-wall dialogue presented in a generally deadpan style as...

    )
  • Jinx Falkenburg
    Jinx Falkenburg
    Jinx Falkenburg was an actress, expert swimmer and tennis star, and one of the highest-paid and most ubiquitous cover-girl models in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, one of the first supermodels. She married journalist and influential publicist Tex McCrary in 1945...

     and Tex McCrary
    Tex McCrary
    John Reagan McCrary , better known as Tex McCrary, was an American journalist and public relations specialist who invented the talk show genre for television and radio, and appeared on radio and TV with his wife, Jinx Falkenburg.Born in Calvert, Texas, McCrary graduated from the Phillips Exeter...

     (Tex and Jinx)
  • Barry Farber
    Barry Farber
    Barry M. Farber is an American conservative radio talk show host, author and language-learning enthusiast. In 2002, industry publication Talkers magazine ranked him the 9th greatest radio talk show host of all time. He has also written articles appearing in the New York Times, Reader's Digest,...

  • Ed and Pegeen Fitzgerald
  • Arlene Francis
    Arlene Francis
    Arlene Francis was an American actress, radio talk show host, and game show panelist...

  • Joe Franklin
    Joe Franklin
    Joe Franklin is an American radio and television personality. From New York City, Franklin is sometimes credited with hosting the first television talk show...

  • Carlton Fredericks
  • John A. Gambling
    John A. Gambling
    John Alfred Gambling was an American radio personality. He was member of the Gambling family, three generations of whom - John B., John A. and John R...

  • John B. Gambling
    John B. Gambling
    John Bradley Gambling was an American radio personality. He was a member of the The Gambling family, 3 generations of whom - John B., John A. and John R...

  • Lisa G
    Lisa Glasberg
    Lisa Glasberg is a radio News person. Glasberg was born on June 6, 1956 and grew up in Woodmere, Long Island, New York. She graduated from Hewlett High School in 1974...

  • Bob Grant
    Bob Grant (radio)
    Bob Grant , is an American radio host whose real name is Robert Ciro Gigante. A veteran of broadcasting in New York City, Grant is considered a pioneer of the "conservative" and "confrontational" talk radio format.-Early work:...

  • Barry Gray
    Barry Gray (radio)
    Barry Gray was an influential American radio personality, often labeled as "The father of Talk Radio"....

  • Donna Hanover
    Donna Hanover
    Donna Hanover is an American journalist, radio and television personality, television producer, and actress, who appears on WOR radio in New York City and the Food Network. From 1994 through 2001 she was First Lady of New York City, as the then-wife of Rudy Giuliani...

  • Ellis Henican
    Ellis Henican
    Ellis Henican is a columnist at Newsday and AM New York as well as a political analyst on the Fox News Channel. He hosts a nationally syndicated weekend show on Talk Radio Network, is author of a New York Times Bestseller, and is the voice of "Stormy" on the hit Cartoon Network series Sealab...

  • Gene Klavan
    Gene Klavan
    Gene Klavan , was an American disc-jockey columnist and author.-Early years:Klavan was born in Baltimore, Md. and attended Baltimore City College . His radio career began at WTOP in Washington D.C...

  • Walter Kiernan
    Walter Kiernan
    Walter J. Kiernan was an American radio, television, and print journalist and author, as well as television game show host during the early days of the medium.-Career:...

  • Dorothy Kilgallen
    Dorothy Kilgallen
    Dorothy Mae Kilgallen was an American journalist and television game show panelist. She started her career early as a reporter for the Hearst Corporation's New York Evening Journal after spending only two semesters at The College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York...

     and Richard Kollmar (Dorothy and Dick)
  • Lionel
    Lionel (radio)
    Michael William Lebron , popularly known as Lionel, is an American nationally syndicated radio talk show host. Beginning May 2007, he hosted a daily three-hour radio talk show on Air America Radio. Lionel was a consistent performer for Air America and drew weekly audiences of around 1.5 million...

  • Mary Margaret McBride
    Mary Margaret McBride
    Mary Margaret McBride was an American radio interview host and writer. Her popular radio shows spanned more than 40 years; she is also remembered for her few months of pioneering television, as an early sign of radio success not guaranteeing a transition to the new medium...

  • Three generations of the McCann Family Alfred Sr, Alfred Jr, Dora, Patricia.
  • Bernarr Macfadden
    Bernarr Macfadden
    Bernarr Macfadden was an influential American proponent of physical culture, a combination of bodybuilding with nutritional and health theories...

  • Steve Malzberg
    Steve Malzberg
    Steve Malzberg is a radio personality. He most recently hosted The Steve Malzberg Show on the WOR Radio Network.A graduate of Brooklyn College, Malzberg worked at 77 WABC for over twenty-five years in several capacities, i.e., as an overnight political talk show host, a sports commentator, and...

  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard C. Meltzer was a United States radio host for several decades. His advice call-in show, "What's Your Problem?," aired from 1967 until the mid-1990s on stations WCAU-AM and WPEN-AM in Philadelphia, WOR-AM and WEVD-AM in New York and in national syndication on NBC Talknet.A city planner by...

  • Dennis Miller
    Dennis Miller
    Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, sports commentator, and television and radio personality. He is known for his critical assessments laced with pop culture references...

     (from an outside syndicator)
  • Long John Nebel
    Long John Nebel
    Long John Nebel was an influential New York City talk radio show host.From the mid 1950s until his death in 1978, Nebel was a hugely popular all-night radio host, with millions of regular listeners and what Donald Bain described as "a fanatically loyal following" to his syndicated program, which...

  • James Randi
  • Bill O'Reilly
    Bill O'Reilly (political commentator)
    William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, which is the most watched cable news television program on American television...

     (from an outside syndicator)
  • Joey Reynolds
    Joey Reynolds
    Joey Reynolds is the pseudonym of Joey Pinto, host of the U.S. radio program The Joey Reynolds Show via the WOR Radio Network. Reynolds' broadcasting career started on TV- in Buffalo at WGR TV 2...

  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers is an American comedian, television personality and actress. She is known for her brash manner; her loud, raspy voice with a heavy New York accent; and her numerous cosmetic surgeries...

  • Thurman Ruth
    Thurman Ruth (promoter)
    Thurman Ruth , who got his start in vaudeville in 1927, was a gospel singer, deejay and concert promoter, and a forefather of such rhythm and blues producers as Ralph Bass...

  • Arthur Schwartz, former host of Food Talk
  • Jay Severin
    Jay Severin
    Jay Severin, , is an American political talk radio personality. Severin has signed a multi-year contract with Boston's WXKS-AM Talk 1200 as an on-air personality...

  • Steve Severn, host of Steve Severn's Pet Talks
  • Jean Shepherd
    Jean Shepherd
    Jean Parker Shepherd was an American raconteur, radio and TV personality, writer and actor who was often referred to by the nickname Shep....

  • Ralph Snodsmith
  • Michael Strange
    Blanche Oelrichs
    Blanche Oelrichs was an American poet, playwright, and theatre actress known by the pseudonym, "Michael Strange."-Biography:...

  • Marian Young Taylor, Air Name: Martha Dean
  • Harry Wahlberg, appearing as "Uncle Henry" on a children's story-telling program

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