A Bit About WPIX-FM
Most people, when they hear those call letters, think "Love Songs, Nothing But Love Songs". Some people think of "Dr." Jerry Carroll (later the TV spokesman for Crazy Eddie.) But I like to think of their stint as the best New York City radio station ever.
From 1978 to 1980, they identified themselves as "The New 102, WPIX-FM: From Elvis To Elvis" and they weren't kidding. With a seriously wide rock record selection and live broadcasts featuring everyone from Jerry Lee Lewis and Sam And Dave to XTC and Buzzcocks, they remain the gold standard for rock variety on NYC airwaves.
Somewhere, someone's writing a book on them. Somewhere else, someone's probably sitting on hour upon hour of airchecks from the era. But I've just discovered a healthy message board featuring stories from the guy who ran their live remote truck, so...happy reading!
(You may note with some amusement that the frequency - actually 101.9 - is now occupied by WRXP. They're trying...Lord knows they're trying...)