Author Archives: Sue and Frank D'Elia

WABC Memory Lane

Cumulus, New York (WABC, WPLJ, Nash FM, and WMBM) occupies about 3/4 of the 17th floor of Two Penn Plaza in New York City. That’s the building right above Penn Station, and in front of Madison Square Garden, that prompted … Continue reading

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April 17th, 1972

As my last day in New York Radio fast approaches, I’m thinking back to my first day. On the morning of April 17th, 1972, I was 22 years old, had been a college graduate for less than a year, had … Continue reading

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Random Radio Stories

Over the course of the last 44 years in the radio business, there are so many incidents and funny things that have happened that make great radio stories. The following are just a few that recently came to mind….As Johnny … Continue reading

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Seven Jobs

So, as my work life is coming to an end, I started thinking back on the jobs I’ve had in my life. I’m sure largely because of my long tenure at WABC, it turns out I’ve only worked 7 real … Continue reading

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The Palace that was the ABC Building

When I started working at ABC in 1976, the headquarters of the three main broadcast networks were within 4 blocks of each other, on the same side of the Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. “Radio Row” started with the … Continue reading

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Well, That’s a wrap!!

Today I sent off the email to the powers that be, revealing my intent to retire from WABC Radio . If everything goes according to my plans, January 29, 2016 will be my last day of work, and the end … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 1979

So, the fall of 1979 had been a very busy one for Susie and I, mainly because it was on the afternoon of September 29th, 1979, at the C.W. Post Interfaith Chapel that we became husband and wife. Following a … Continue reading

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Christmas, 1978

Having returned to the WABC/WPLJ Engineering Department as a full time staff engineer in October, after being “loaned” to WOR for 8 months, it was time to get on with my life. I now had a permanent job for the … Continue reading

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Radio Stories – Christmas Parties

The last two weeks, I’ve enjoyed a couple of great radio station Christmas Parties. A week ago, we enjoyed a great Cumulus New York Christmas Party (since there are now 4 radio stations on the 17th Floor of 2 Penn, … Continue reading

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When Radio and your Real Life merge

Our youngest child, Kenny the Actor, is currently wrapping up his gig on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas as one of the four featured singers, but last year at this time, he was in Warsaw, Indiana performing in the … Continue reading

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