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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:55 pm    Post subject: Remember the 77 WABC bus placards? Reply with quote

"........Seventy-Seven.....DOUBLE-YOOOOOOAAAAAYYYYYYBEEEEEEECEEEEEEEEEE......." Very Happy Very Happy

Man, NOW I KNOW I'm showing my age, now.......... Wink

Ahhhh, who cares......I MAY have a gray beard and gray hair, but, shoot, at least I got to listen to GREAT music and ride (and watch!) GREAT buses.... Very Happy

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4th Avenue & 9th St., 1973........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?968

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadway & 64th, 1973.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2639

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The early 1970's...cool MUSIC and cool BUSES......man, what damn GROOVY combo..... Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?865

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double your listening pleasure with 77 WABC Music Radio! (34th St. & 1st Ave., 1973)........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?890

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8th St. and 4th Ave., 1973........

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same time, same station, 1973........

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadway & 47th........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1018

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Union Square W. & 14th St.........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1023

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5th Ave & 84th......

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

77, WABC used to be my favorite station in the '50's and '60's...

And when I moved 'out west' in the early '70's, I would periodically 'come home' for holiday or vacation visits (by bus), I would turn on my transistor radio, and would begin picking up its powerful clear channel, 50,000 watt signal, somewhere in Indiana during the night, and 'the beacon' would guide me home....just hearing its famousl jingle would make me feel that I was already there....very nostalgic....
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

I also recall seeing TNJ buses with WABC placards as well, way back then!

My cousins John and Joe introduced me to WABC in the late 60's, when Mom and I would ride out to West Orange via a DE CAMP #22 (boarding at JSQ and alighting at Verona, and riding either a BRILL [until about 1966] or an Old Look!); when we stayed overnight, that meant some SERIOUS WABC listening!

I'd bunk in their room, and they'd have their radio (which looked like a huge DELCO spark plug!) on all night, and that meant listening to some great music (and commercials!) until Mr. Sandman decided to call. Rolling Eyes

I STILL remember a WABC commercial back then that blurbed an all-night record store, somewhere in Manhattan......that a record store could be open ALL NIGHT really got our interest! Shocked Very Happy

When we spent a week up at my aunt and uncle's bungalow (up at Highland Lakes); my cousins had this huge radio that looked like it was surplus to a WW2 battleship......the tall antenna was well wrapped in some crinkly aluminum (!!) and, dang, we got 77 WABC good and clear!

Back at home, in Union City, I listened to WABC at night with my trusty transistor radio (which I STILL have!) stashed under my pillow.

Just looking at those vintage WABC posters on those equally classic New York buses really brings back some great old memories........cool MUSIC and cool BUSES........aaaahh, take me back, take me back........ Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember WNBC 66 RADIO ads on the buses.....??

More nostalgia on the way...... Wink

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jay & High, 1972........

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jay & Myrtle, 1972......

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