This Week: The Don of Doo-Wop


Don K. Reed

For 27 years starting in 1975, Don K. Reed’s “Doo-Wop Shop” was a great New York tradition for listeners of oldies station WCBS-FM.  The show focused on the group vocal harmonies, and featured interviews with many artists.  Thursday night at 9 PM, we bring back that tradition when Don K. Reed, called “The Don of Doo-Wop” by colleague and musicologist Bob Shannon, joins Alan Seltzer on “The Grooveyard”.  It will be an hour of music and memories about the iconic show.  The night’s Top Ten @ 10 will feature the hits of November 20, 1956.

Also this week, voting began in the final round of the third annual Grooveyard Greats survey.  The listener poll, now expanded and called the “Grooveyard Great 88”, includes three final round surveys, for songs from 1957 and earlier, 1958-1960 and 1961-1963.  Vote for your 10 favorites from each of the three time periods.  We’ll count down the results during a five-hour edition of “The Grooveyard” at a special day and time–Friday, December 26 at 7 PM.  (We’re taking Christmas night off.)  You can also check out first round results here.  Participation in the first round has been phenomenal, with seven of the nine first-round surveys setting record highs for the number of votes cast.  Final round results will be available by following us on on Twitter.WCWP logo new

“The Grooveyard” can be heard on 88.1 FM on Long Island, the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or the TuneIn app on your SmartPhone.  (You can also click the logo on the right.)  Join us on. . .

“The Grooveyard”

…Where Oldies Come Alive!

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