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. . . O'Brien left his last job because of illness - they were sick of him! . . .
Description by Uncle Ricky
Joe O'Brien's sidekick Benny shares the WMCA spotlight on this 8AM hour from Monday, January 4, 1965. Originally, this was a studio recording, and even though it's a bit distorted, it's about as "hi-fi" as any aircheck you will hear from 1965. Everything is original here, nothing has been restored or replaced, and that vinyl really did sound grungy back then.
Bert Knapp and Don Davis report WMCA News, (all the news by all means) on the hour and half-hour, and O'Brien is busy making winners! There are lots of winners, an ongoing contest and sweatshirt giveways. There are also some mid-charting songs, though the rankings on the WMCA survey would suggest they were quite popular.
Joe O'Brien died in an automobile accident in Lenox, Massachusetts on July 24, 2005. He was 90 years old, making him 50 at the time of this aircheck! His career at WMCA began in 1935.
COMMENTS FOR JOE O'BRIEN, WMCA NEW YORK JANUARY 4, 1965
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