Jonathan Schwartz

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Legacy DJs | 0 comments

The son of composer Arthur Schwartz, Jonathan Schwartz worked at New York’s WNEW FM and AM from 1967 to 1986. A true scholar of the Great American Songbook, Jonathan entertained listeners with unsurpassed knowledge of composer’s song writers, singers and jazz artists. His music playlist was eclectic and can be described broadly as “The Great American Songbook”, with a high concentration of pop, jazz and pop standards and...

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Gene Klavan and Dee Finch

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Legacy DJs | 0 comments

In 1952 Gene Rayburn left WNEW to pursue a career in Television.  WNEW needed a new partner and interviewed over 300 people for the coveted position. Aspiring reporter Gene Klavan applied for the position thinking it was a temporary career decision; a detour from his pursuit of a television career. Gene embarked on a career with WNEW for a mere 24 years in the morning spot. In the first few weeks, Klavan brought a new level of craziness to the...

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Pete Myers

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Legacy DJs | 0 comments

Pete Myers joined WNEW-AM in the early 1960’s.  He had made a big name for himself in Cleveland radio during the height of the Rock and Roll craze.  Ultimately the immensely talented Mr. Meyers moved to New York to become a radio talent at WNEW.  Myers owned the afternoon slot. Former WNEW-AM Dick Carr recently reflected on Myers: Dick Carr’s Big Bands Ballads & Blues, April 12 2012 “It was when I was being recruited by WHK, Cleveland in...

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