This collection was given to the Center by Edward Schiffer, Santa Monica
California in December 1993.
Play Lists were compiled by radio stations for distribution to music
consumers, usually through record stores.
Scope and content:
This group consists of significant runs of weekly play lists from WABC,
1968-1976, and WWRL, 1972-1975, in New York city and slight scattered issues
of play lists from other area stations. Also included are issues 4-45 (1974-1976)
of Metropolitan New York, a publication which included play lists
from 4-10 New York radio stations representing varied musical formats (e.g.
adult contemporary, r & b), a composite play list for the city and
radio advertising along with occasional special features (e.g. disco spins,
hits of 10 years ago).
This collection is filed by accession number with other manuscript groups.
Twenty-nine issues of GO, a syndicated weekly pop magazine distributed free by radio stations which added information on their own play list were received with this collection and have been filed with serials. These issues were distributed by WMCA, (NY) except for two issues from WNOR and one from WGH.