M-Squad airs exclusively on Metromedia Radio on Saturday at 12 Noon
and Sunday at 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM EST!
Each week, M-SQUAD with MARTY WILSON presents music royalty. The King of Swing: Benny Goodman, The Count: Bill Basie, The Queen of the Blues: Dinah Washington, A Duke: Duke Ellington, The First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald and The Chairman of the Board: Frank Sinatra
Marty Wilson is a New York radio legend, in 1968 he got a job at WEVD as part time engineer where he met jazz radio legend Symphony Sid. One night at a remote from the St. George Hotel in Brooklyn, Sid became a little “under the weather.” He turned to Marty and said, “You finish the show, I’m going home.” Marty then moved to the other side of the glass. When Sid retired, Sid gave him his record collection and later Marty hosted his own show, “Jazz Through The Night,”.
Several years later Marty joined his friend Bob Jones at legendary New York radio station WNEW. Bob convinced WNEW Production Director Jim Lowe to give him an audition. The audition consisted of, “Here’s a reel of tape, there’s the studio, there’s the record library, do an hour.”
He was hired as the weekend host of the ”Milkman’s Matinee” and shortly thereafter became the full time Milkman following in the footsteps of a number of great hosts. He introduced a number of features during that time including an audience participation novelty called “It Could Be Verse” where listeners would try to guess what song was playing just by listening to the verse.
Here’s a link to the Demo