GOLDEN GIFT Our thanks to Larry Mossey of Albany, N.Y. for a hard-to-find sample of a legendary New York Top 40 station.
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PLAY Boom Boom Brannigan, WPTR Albany NY 1962 (05:03)

. . . Mostly music, here on the Big B Show . . .

[Description by Uncle Ricky]

WPTR Tower Field
Above, the WPTR tower field in July, 2000. "WDCD", which replaced WPTR for a time, is mounted on the far mast. On the right, the WPTR call letters, once mounted on one of the towers, are rusting in nearby weeds.
Rusting Call Letters
Rusting Call Letters
Pictures by Anonymous
This rare clip of Boom Boom Brannigan doing mornings on 50,000 watt WPTR, Albany-Troy New York, was recorded on November 16, 1962. For an aircheck of such vintage, it's a remarkably clear sample of the Brannigan Shenanigan featuring early PAMS jingles (Series 15, Living Radio) and a very understated time tone.

WPTR moved to FM as a country station for awhile; as of February 2001, the WPTR call letters are back on 1540, which is now co-owned with FM sister WDCD. And, at last report, Boom Boom Brannigan was still on the air at WPTR.

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