WHN: When New York City Went Country

WHN

 In 1973, conventional industry wisdom was that a country music station could not be sucessful in the New York market. WHN ignored that wisdom and announced that it was switching from a middle-of-the-road format to country, billing itself as “Easy Lovin’ Country”. The actual changeover took place at 5:45 am on February 26th when Jack Spector, calling himself “The Kosher Cowboy From Coney Island,” introduced the George Jones classic “The Race Is On”. And the rest is history.

Here’s a link to the book’s Facebook page, which contains vintage pix plus pix from the WHN reunion.

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