Sunday, November 21, 2010
Your Daily '80s: Ain't dere no more
March 17, 1980. Broadcasting magazine. The Mutual Broadcasting System -- "The World's Largest Network" -- heralds its affiliation with 1050 WHN, New York City's only country station.
July 1, 1987. WHN drops country music, as well as its vintage call letters, to become sports-talk WFAN. In 1988, WFAN would move to 660 on the New York dial, ending the historic tenure of WNBC.
Aug. 31, 1998. Mutual's now-owners, Westwood One, shuts down the Mutual newsroom in Arlington, Va., merging its operations into that of its affiliated CBS Radio.
April 18, 1999. The last newscast under the Mutual name is aired.
May 7, 2002. New York's last country-music radio station, Y-107, changes format. New York has been without a country station since.
Sic transit gloria radio. Bee doop.