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|Bill Brown, WCBS-FM NY July 12, 1971, Pt. 3 (51:04)|
. . . wrapping up another 101 minutes of non-stop music . . .
Bill Brown, 2000
Bill Brown had a remarkable career in New York City radio, working at WCBS-FM for 36 years. Brown retired in 2005. Following a lengthy illness, he passed away on October 9, 2011.
Brown's radio career started in 1957. He was 15 when he first went on the air at WCLB in Camilla, GA., before moving to California and KICO, KAMP and KXO. From 1960 to 1964, Bill served in the U.S. Navy as a photographer. He worked on Project Mercury, while also on the Far East Radio Network (FERN) in Tokyo. After military service, he joined KGB in San Diego, and his connection to the Bill Drake-consulted station led to an offer at WOR-FM in New York City. He was hired by WCBS-FM in 1969.
In Part Three of this show, Brown precedes Bobby "The Wizard" Wayne and presents a popular variety of contemporary music. It's not quite Top 40, and not totally album-oriented. The format was unique and new, and Bill Brown was there at the genesis.
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