GOLDEN GIFT Our thanks to Tony Marzocco for this first-person recording of his appearance at the Third Annual Patchogue DJ Reunion, August 27, 2007.
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PLAY Tony Marzocco, WLNG Sag Harbor NY, August 27, 2007 (25:28)

. . . where back-in-the-day is everyday . . .

[Description by Uncle Ricky]

After the passing of Eastern Long Island's best-known broadcaster, Paul Sidney, on April 2, 2009, I remembered this recording contributed by Tony Marzocco of the Third Annual Patchogue DJ Reunion at WLNG in Sag Harbor, New York. The late Paul Sidney had been associated with WLNG for over 40 years (in Programming and Management), and this Reunion was another one of his original radio programs, created especially for East End listeners. This station carried on the traditions of mothership WABC (jingles, reverb and smiling deejays) for years after the original was gone.

Tony acknowledges Sidney's contribution to the Reunion broadcast, and is joined by Mike Riccio, Chuck Mackin and Kelly Reid with sports. By the way, the powerful "Imaging" voice is Jim Nettleton. And as of September 2007, Tony was alive and well in Florida.

The WLNG phenomenon is a real-market demonstration of the success of local, personality-driven radio, programmed to the licensed community.

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