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Fascinating View of NY Progressive Radio
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A fitting tribute to a formerly great radio station
posted by Anonymous on February 6, 2002Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 8, 2002
An excellent story for NYC rock radio fans, but spans far more!
When I acquired this book, I figured it would be exclusively about WNEW-FM and its rock radio days,particularly haling back to my experiences as a listner and fan through my junior & high school 1980s. Boy, was I surprised! I feel humbled that I didn't even know Richard Neer had spent such a long and complicated career there! Not only does Richard tell many excellent tales regarding the radio personalities we've heard, loved, and/or reviled, but he paints a historical portrait of FM and rock radio which extends across the entire country, tracing a path which I never knew existed through the music scene, the business side, the political motivations. While I would've greatly enjoyed more depth concerning the personalities with which I grew up, this is a great story of evolution in a very important part of the entertainment world. It is unfortunate that the 'Fall of Rock Radio' had to be included, but it is also good to understand how and why WNEW-FM, and freeform-like programming in general, was destroyed by greed rather than necessarily outliving itself.
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Posted February 11, 2014