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WABC, New York to Honor Cousin Brucie

77WABC and owners John and Margo Catsimatidis are honoring music radio pioneer and legendary air personality Cousin Brucie (Bruce Morrow) in recognition of his more than 60 years entertaining The gala event being held in New York tomorrow (9/7) will also celebrate 102 years of WABC broadcasting “the best in news and entertainment to millions of listeners across the greater New York City area and now – with streaming, podcasting, and the 77WABC mobile app – to listeners around the world!” John Catsimatidis comments, “I grew up listening to 77WABC and Cousin Brucie. My dream was to return 77WABC to its glory with compelling and entertaining programming and big-name personalities. Plus, I wanted to bring back music on weekends when we all need a break from news, politics, and business. I called Cousin Brucie and got him back where he belongs – on 77WABC.”

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Cousin Brucie Rockin’ in New Paltz


This past weekend (4/21-22), WABC, New York legend Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow hosted a Rock n’ Roll Weekend at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York. Activities included a Town Hall discussion about Rock n’ Roll’s past, present and future; a lawn show featuring classic cars from the era; and the movie Dirty Dancing with follow-up memories from Brucie and participants. The weekend wrapped up on Saturday night with a dance contest. Nearly 150 attendees competed for prizes for those who best did the Twist, Jitterbug, Bunny Hop, and Swing. Pictured here with Brucie are the second-place winners, Richie and Veronica Mannarino, from Smithtown, New York.  Said Veronica after she caught her breath, “I’m thrilled with second place. Meeting Cousin Brucie was the best prize of the night!”

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WABC and Cousin Brucie to Recreate British Invasion

WABC-AM, New York announces that on September 7 of this year, radio legend “Cousin” Bruce Morrow – who hosts a weekend program on 77WABC – will recreate The Beatles’ British Invasion at 2:00 pm at the WABC Radio Studio as the station marks the 100th anniversary of WABC. The Red Apple Media station says, “Some 60 years ago Cousin Brucie was one of the first disc jockeys in the country to air The Beatles. The record changed the sound of rock and roll forever. State and city officials will be proclaiming WABC Radio Day in New York as Cousin Brucie replays the original vinyl Meet the Beatles album that made history. Red Apple CEO John Catsimatidis will also dedicate the WABC Radio Studio in Cousin Brucie’s name.  TALKERS founder Michael Harrison comments, “Once again the strategists at WABC are maximizing their historic assets as having been both a successful talk station and music station over the years – personified by the remarkable Cousin Brucie – to play great music and talk about it as well. A powerful combination!”