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Posted by Paul Chelchowski on June 07, 2018 at 22:55:07:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover on WABC posted by Michael Jaffe on June 07, 2018 at 21:40:56:

From MentalFloss.com, a 7/13/2011 post by Eddie Deezen which mentions Dan Ingram playing
"They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" multiple times in a row:
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4. The Radio Bans
...This occurred most notably in the New York market, where the two N.Y. Top 40 radio stations of the time, WABC and WMCA,
both banned broadcasting of the song (though WABC would continue to play (sic) it on its local Top 20 list).

Prior to the ban, WABC had played the song back-to-back several times in one afternoon.
Disc jockey Dan Ingram played the song a number of times in succession, but each time announced a different song.
The offbeat stunt resulted in several complaints registered by one listener (perhaps a mental hospital employee, it was thought).
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***The above line with the error should read "(though WABC would continue to *list but not* play it on its local Top 20 list)."***



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