Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Could WPLJ Have Gone Classic Rock Instead of Top 40 in 1982-1983?


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Posted by Larry Berger on June 23, 2018 at 13:40:35:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Could WPLJ Have Gone Classic Rock Instead of Top 40 in 1982-1983? posted by Vince Santarelli on June 21, 2018 at 09:36:08:

Alex's show was often hysterically funny. When I first started working there I was unable to sleep in my hotel room, and listened to Alex a lot.

However, Alex's show was on the program log as "PA" for "Public Affairs". He was more often than not talking about his own affairs or his wife or analyzing the contents of his wallet. The programming department had to submit, for our public file and license renewal, how our PA programming met the concerns of our community. Often, that was "creative writing".

Anyway about a year or two into my tenure at WPLJ, the legal department decided we no longer needed a four-hour PA show every night, so Alex was replaced with music.


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