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Edition #914 December 4, 2016 THE NIGHT JOHN LENNON DIED WGRQ, CHUM-FM, CFNY DECEMBER 8-9, 1980 (PT. 2)
A shot in the dark extinguished one of rock's leading lights.
Just before 11 p.m. ET on December 8, 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was senselessly gunned down in front of his New York City residence. He was 40 years old. Many learned of Lennon's passing by radio, as numerous rock stations interrupted regular programming to carry news of the attack, and play Lennon's music. Contributor Alan Powell was taping that tragic night, and has very kindly contributed this aircheck featuring Mark Henning on 97 Rock (WGRQ), Larry Wilson on CHUM-FM and David Marsden on CFNY.
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One moment they were here, the next they were gone. Great stations, legendary deejays faded into the ether, seemingly forever.
But wait! That great radio lives again right here at Rock Radio Scrapbook. The unforgettable stations like CHUM, CKLW, CKEY, CKFH, CFTR, 1470 CFOX, CKGM, CJMS, CFUN, CKRC, FM 108, WKBW, WGR, WLS, WABC, KHJ and so many others can be heard and read about here.
Enjoy legendary deejays like Alan Freed, Hound Dog Lorenz, Jackson Armstrong, Robert W. Morgan, Hunter Hancock, Cousin Brucie, Dan Ingram, Dick Biondi, Wolfman Jack, Al Boliska, Jay Nelson, The Real Don Steele, Tom Rivers, Brian Skinner, Marc Denis, Red Robinson and many others. Also here: the history, the lineups and the stories of a great radio era now gone but fondly remembered.
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