|Our thanks to Pat St. John for this composite aircheck from mid-2002, and background on his 30 year radio career in New York City.|
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Pat St. John, WCBS-FM New York City, 2002 (16:09)
. . . Jackie Wilson, on the Brunswick label - not only did they make records, they made bowling balls as well . . .
April 9, 2003 marked Pat St.John's 30th Anniversary on the airwaves of New York City. At the time, Pat was heard on WCBS FM.
In late 1970 he moved cross-town to WKNR, where he wound up in the afternoon shift. Two of the most notable things about Pat's "Keener" gig were the summer of 1971 when he did both morning AND afternoon drive for almost three months and
While hugely successful as an AOR station, 'PLJ switched to Top 40 in 1983, and during those CHR years Pat was rated "the most listened to afternoon drive jock in America" according to Arbitron. In 1987 Pat moved over to 102.7 WNEW-FM "Where Rock Lives" for an 11 year run, including becoming the station's program director in 1992.
When 'NEW went "talk" in 1998, Pat concentrated on his voiceover career including his yearly gig as the announcer on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" and doing spots for clients like Chevrolet and Pepsi.
Pat has also kept close to his hometown roots, as his
input has been requested for numerous Motown projects, which is why
you see him "thanked" on "The Deluxe Edition" of "What's Going On" by
Marvin Gaye, The "Ultimate"
As well as being heard on stations coast-to-coast via The American Comedy Network, Pat also writes for
This exhibit is a composite of shifts Pat did in mid 2002, ending with the the WCBS 30th Anniversary celebration in July. These days, you can visit Pat on the web at www.patstjohn.com.
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