Radio Tower 13: Bill Edwards and Programming WALK

//Radio Tower 13: Bill Edwards and Programming WALK

Radio Tower 13: Bill Edwards and Programming WALK

From the hills of Scranton to the shores of Patchogue Bay, Bill Edwards pursued a career in radio driven by his love of music. As program director at WALK on Long Island, he helped build the sound of the station through the 1980s and 90s.

On today’s episode he takes us through the evolving history of music programming, from gut-level decisions to precise polling data to non-stop Christmas music (for which he may or may not be responsible). We also discuss his internship days at WABC, life during Hurricane Gloria, and the state of radio history at local stations.

 

Bill Edwards.

Links

Station Bibliography
Scranton: WEJL
Ithaka: WTKO
NYC: WABC
Long Island: WGSM, WGBB, WBLI, WALK, WLIM

By | 2019-03-02T14:59:36+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Radio|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Connie Currie March 2, 2019 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you Bill and Chris. This is dynamite. Every student of radio broadcasting should hear it. Wish I could have been there.

  2. Thom Welby March 3, 2019 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Loved listening to the conversation and reflections!
    Thank you for sharing.

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