GOLDEN GIFT Our thanks to Chuck Simms for this rare recording of WMCA, New York, during the Northeastern U.S. power blackout on November 9, 1965. Chuck lives in Tucson, Arizona. His radio career began in 1971 and expanded into television. He has been producing a statewide Public Affairs show titled Looking Black for TV and radio for nearly thirty years. Since 1978, he has also been owner/operator of Chuck's Mobile DJ Service.
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PLAY WMCA New York Blackout November 9 1965 (09:19)

. . . the records we play on WMCA, why don't you sing along with 'em, huh? . . .

[Description by Uncle Ricky]

Contributor Chuck Simms recorded this aircheck of Dandy Dan Daniel and newsman Frank Stickle on WMCA from November 9, 1965. Chuck writes:

"The recording was made under difficult circumstances. I was using an old Wilcox-Gay monaural half-track recorder with a homemade microphone. I wired a telephone mouthpiece to a 1/4 inch phone plug and placed it next to the radio speaker. WMCA was broadcasting on auxilary power. This setup was all I had at the time, after all, I was only 15 years old."
Chuck saved this recording for 37 years before graciously offering to share it with REELRADIO. We thank him for this extraordinary instance of New York radio history.

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