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    Radio

    • WJW: Alan Freed’s apology the day after the “Moondog Coronation Ball”
    • WNEW: Alan Freed’s interview with Buddy Holly
    • WABC: Alan Freed’s last goodbye to all his devoted fans on November 23, 1959


    Artist Performances

    • The Moonglows performing “Sincerely,” a # 1 song Alan Freed wrote.
    • Jesse Belvin – Goodnight My Love
    • The Space Man (Freed-Allen-Collins-The Modernaires-Cates)
    • Fats Domino – So Long


    Commercial Spots

    • Nat King Cole – Swiss Colony Wine


    Radio Airchecks

    • “King of the moondoggers…”
    • “Moondog Rock ‘n Roll Party…”
    • Coronation Ball
    • Announcements
    • “Another big Tuesday night”
    • “Just gettin’ underway”


    1959: WABC (December)

    • News and announcements


    Alan Freed reciting Dicken’s Christmas Carole

    • Alan Freed Christmas Carole


    Spots and Auditions

    • Nifty Clothes sponsor auditions 1-53
    • Big Beat 60 sec spot A
    • Big Beat 60 sec spot B
    • Big Beat 30 sec spot A
    • Big Beat 30 sec spot B


    1957: WNEW (June 30)

    • Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

    Artist Tributes

    • Kiss – Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio
    • Marc Bolan – Ballrooms Of Mars
    • Neil Young – Payola Blues
    • Ramones – Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio