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This podcast examines the history of WNEW-FM during the FM Talk Years. Each week Al Dukes will interview an on air host or behind the scenes producer that worked at WNEW during the FM Talk Years

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    • 4.9 • 68 Ratings

This podcast examines the history of WNEW-FM during the FM Talk Years. Each week Al Dukes will interview an on air host or behind the scenes producer that worked at WNEW during the FM Talk Years

    Episode 3- Jim Norton

    Episode 3- Jim Norton

    Al talks to Jim Norton from the Opie & Anthony Show. They discuss how Jim ended up as the third mic, honesty on the air, the difference between WNEW and satellite and how you should never have a back up plan if you want to be successful. 

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    • 54 min
    Episode 2- Ron Bennington

    Episode 2- Ron Bennington

    Al talks to Ron Bennington, one half of the Ron & Fez Show, about their time at WNEW.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 1- Anthony Cumia

    Episode 1- Anthony Cumia

    Al talks to Anthony Cumia about Opie & Anthony's time at WNEW. Topics include the wild west nature of the station at that time, the Howard Stern ban, Sex For Sam, The dump buttons and surprising reason why Anthony thinks Jim Norton was hired to be on the show.

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Jim12367519 ,

A Homerun of a Podcast

The Al Dukes era of Ron and Fez on WNEW was some of the best radio ever. This podcast is a great rundown of an era of radio and entertainment that is long past. I can’t recommend this podcast enough. Fantastic.

Goinpostalonu ,

Miss those days

Another great podcast by Al Dukes..really miss listening to the way radio used to be

iPadCary ,

A MUST LISTEN!!!

Holy Smokes, what a great idea for a show!! After Opie & Anthony were fired, WNEW-FM in New York City was in freefall. As great a hosts as Ron & Fez are, they couldn't carry an entire radio station in the biggest market in the world all by themselves. So management, in a desperate search to rekindle the O&A magic, as they say in the trade, threw everything at the wall to see what stuck: former interns from competitor's shows, ex-wrestlers, even Hall of Fame legends in the industry. The insanity would carry on through the wee hours of the morning, and the whole thing had a vibe like literally nobody was in charge. Which is because probably nobody wasn't. Now Al Dukes, a first-hand eyewitness to it all, has gathered together the veterans of Shock Jock Radio's last dying, desperate gasps and made a podcast that I guarantee you will provide for compelling listening. As soon as I heard about this, I subscribed. Now you will, too!

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