Andy Mendelsohn gravitated to radio from an early age. By the time he was in high school in East Northport, he found himself on the school’s station and at an internship at WBAB. This brought him into the orbit of Bob Buchmann, Roger Luce and Rockin’ Robin, among others. After a stint in college and radio in Connecticut and Westchester, he returned to Long Island in the nineties on WRCN to battle WBAB for ratings and local bragging rights.

One of his greatest memories is imaging WRCN and his work in the production studio, abetted and encouraged by Dennis Daniel of WBAB and WDRE. The increasing corporatization of the airwaves led him to leave radio for music management, championing the Long Island-based Nine Days and others.

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Station bibliography: WRCN (103.9 FM), WBAB (102.3 FM), WFOX (95.9 FM), WGSM (740 AM)