WNCN   New York  104.3 FM  
Classical Radio at its Best  1956-1993

"America's Favorite Classical Radio Station " 

Photos
1. Sue Smith, office manager, with Betty Lyons, receptionist
2. David Dubal shows Betty Lyons how to hold a baseball bat, at the Central Park    ballpark at the first "Brahms Bombers" game vs. NY City Opera
3. Betty Lyons and her daughter, with a bearded Bill Vallee in Central Park
4. All-night announcer Dana Bate with Betty Lyons in a candid shot
5. Marian Lawston, Traffic Manager, covering lunch-hour reception duty
6. WNCN is well represented in this photo montage of NY radio DJs, 1977
NOTE:  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE PDF LINK AT THE VERY BOTTON LEFT OF THE  PAGE TO SEE THIS LARGE FILE
THE LINK IS REALLY SMALL BUT WELL WORTH DOING TO SEE NEW YORK"S RADIO PEOPLE  IN 1977.
Gordon Spencer's career at WNCN spanned some two decades and he has written about the VERY early days of WNCN, not too long after it signed on in 1956. The studios then were in the spire atop the Hotel Pierre on Fifth Avenue in as space shared with the transmitter. On a lower floor was the office and studio of WBAI which was a commercial station until it was donated to the Pacifica Foundation.

Gordon writes about his radio career, but the section on WNCN (and WQXR) starts about midway down the page, and is in a larger type font that the section on his Philadelphia days.

http://station-breaks-by-gordon-spencer.blogspot.com/