A full week of celebrations start today on WCWP.
From 3-5 PM today, members of the crew for “The Grooveyard” and “Saturday Soiree” will participate in an on-air celebration of WCWP’s 50th anniversary broadcasting on 88.1 FM. Alumnus Hank Neimark, who did the original sign-on for the station on March 16, 1965, will recreate that broadcast at 4 PM, exactly 50 years to the moment.
Thursday night at 9 PM on “The Grooveyard”, host Alan Seltzer celebrates recordings from the Grooveyard era named to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The Registry is a list of sound recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.” Only a few recordings are selected yearly, making the group very exclusive. Selections range from hits by the Ronettes and Chuck Berry to rare records by Elvis Presley and Mel Brooks. The evening’s Top Ten @ 10 will feature the hits of March 19, 1962. (Note: The Library of Congress special was rescheduled from two weeks ago.)
Both “The Grooveyard” and the “Saturday Soiree” 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. . .