40 years is an eternity in radio, and WCBS-FM will be celebrating their 40th birthday this weekend:
It’s a weekend four decades in the making. WCBS-FM, the venerable Oldies turned Classic Hits station, is marking a milestone, after launching the vintage Top 40 tunes on July 7, 1972. To commemorate the occasion, the station is welcoming back, or playing vintage clips of, CBS-FM’s most popular DJs.
You might be wondering about the two years CBS-FM turned into Jack-FM. Wouldn’t that make this their 38th birthday? Well, while Jack-FM was on, the CBS-FM oldies format shifted to the HD2 frequency and an online stream. Technically, this kept CBS-FM “alive” during that time. It should be interesting to hear some voices that haven’t been on the station in a while (i.e. Cousin Brucie).