GOLDEN GIFT Our thanks to Famous Amos for this wonderful Dan Ingram aircheck, courtesy of the personal collection of Jack Becker (WDAQ, WMGK, and Radio Computing Services).
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PLAY Dan Ingram, WABC New York, 1974 (12:26)

. . . who did those jingles, 20th Century Fox? . . .

[Description by Uncle Ricky]

In addition to Dan Ingram (what more do you need?) this aircheck includes bunches of those PAMS jingles, promos for the $25,000 Button, and recurring "Musicradio" promos for WABC.

This one sounds like it came off a decent (narrow band) radio within the WABC "city-grade" signal area.

The late Rick Sklar, WABC Program Director, wrote about Dan Ingram in Rocking America.

Dan Ingram

"Dan Ingram had gotten his WABC job by first taping the station, then splicing in his own voice in place of another announcer. The edited tape, now filled with Ingram's irreverent observations and double-entendre quips, was delivered to WABC. His success paved the way for other jocks who went after ratings by almost offending the audience. They were not supposed to go too far. Still, the on-air performances occasionally got out of control. With so much pressure to get ratings, even Ingram would slip over that fine line every now and then, creating an explosive moment.

To protect ABC from those situations, we had a clause holding the announcers liable for their own ad libs. In turn, most of the jocks carried insurance to cover themselves and we recorded all the broadcasts on tape..."

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