The Uncle Ricky Collection
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PLAY Wolfman Jack, WNBC New York, 1973 (05:56)

. . . I recall the time I was assaulted by a troop of Campfire Girls . . .

Programmer's Digest
[Description by Uncle Ricky]

In opening narration for this aircheck from Programmer's Digest, Volume 2, Issue 7, dated October 8, 1973, Brian Cummings (KQWB, Fargo ND) says that this was Wolfman Jack's first night on WNBC in New York City.

Wolfman Jack

I suspect this recording was heavily edited, and there's no way to tell if it covers hours or minutes of Wolfman's show that evening. He takes a couple of jabs at Imus, even playing a portion of the Imus In The Morning jingle at one point. You'll also notice that WNBC was not yet using the "G-E-C" jingle logo.

I must wonder about the situation and conditions under which such a classic, one-of-a-kind recording was made. The fidelity is very poor on this short selection; the audio level drops below the tape noise level at points (and remember, this came off Programmer's Digest vinyl!) I suppose this is to remind us that such recordings are quite rare. We're fortunate to hear the legendary Wolfman Jack, if only for a few minutes, on his first night at WNBC.

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