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RIP Dan Ingram, 83
« on: June 26, 2018, 07:45:04 PM »
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Re: RIP Dan Ingram, 83
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 10:25:09 AM »
As a wee sprat, I cut my radio teeth in the early 1960s listening to WABC out of NYC
on a pocket transistor radio.  Dan Ingram was certainly one of the first, if not literally
the first, DJ that I ever listened to.  (Even before Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow.)
I won't claim that Top 40 was the best thing ever, but it was all we had back then
and it forms an integral part of my memories, as it no doubt does for many greybeards.
"Your favorite songs, played beautifully"

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Re: RIP Dan Ingram, 83
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 11:01:51 AM »
He was the king, for me. I belatedly discovered Top 40 radio in late '67, at age 12. And soon decided he was one of the funniest guys I'd ever heard.  I have a list of unforgettable Ingram quips in my head that will never leave me. Remnants of a bygone era, certainly, as no one under 50 listens to the radio to hear deejhays tell jokes anymore.
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Re: RIP Dan Ingram, 83
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 01:59:38 PM »

As usual, the New York Radio Archive has lots of great material, including
this "scoped" Dan Ingram aircheck from 1967.  It's very representative
of the era.  Note the plethora of commercials, station ID jingles, and Dan
talking over the ads.  I was still listening to WABC and Top 40 in 1967,
but in a year my family would purchase a couple of FM radios and after
that I never looked back.
"Your favorite songs, played beautifully"