Edition #1224
Week of December 11, 2022


Station: WMGM New York
Date: December 14, 1960
 18:14 (unscoped)
         7:54 (scoped)

When people think about the great New York AM rock stations, WABC and WMCA quickly come to mind. But there was another largely forgotten station that played the hits of the day in the late '50s and early '60s. It was known as WMGM.

The station owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer started playing rock 'n roll music in May of 1956, just as Elvis was going mainstream. They played a wide variety of music, including R&B and country, plus easy listening. Jocks included Ted Brown and the Redhead (his then-wife Rhonda), Jerry Marshall, Dick Shepherd, Bob Lewis, Ed Stokes and Bob Callen.

The rock 'n roll party on WMGM ended in 1962, when the station switched to easy-listening as WHN.

Enjoy Gordy Baker filling in for Norm Stevens (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Gordy Baker filling in for Norm Stevens (SCOPED) here.


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