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Cross Talk: Season Six, Episode Five

December 9, 2021

How local radio reacts – the murder of John Lennon. From December 8, 2021. FM rock radio in New York City breaks the news to listeners...on December 8th, 1980.  For educational purposes.  Makes fair dealing use of bits of audio from The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS, 1964 and radio aircheck and archive audio from WPLJ -FM New York, ABC Radio News New York and WNEW-FM New York.  The WPLJ aircheck recording can be found on YouTube, posted by TVR Productions.  They say the radio audio was recorded on an 8-track tape.  Oh, the recording 8-track.  Gives me another idea.  I hope to find access to some of the remarkable on-air recordings from CHUMFM Toronto and from CFNY-FM for a future episode, too.

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