A great wrong was corrected today when WCBS 101.1 FM here in New York reverted back to the classic oldies format they were known for for the last three decades. They returned with a montage of clips from the '60s, '70s and '80s, and at 1:01 PM, the first song played by DJ Bob Shannon was the Beach Boys, "Do It Again."
Back in June 2005, CBS Radio made an incredibly stupid move by converting to the "Jack" format, and getting rid of the oldies. Jack was an "iPod" on the radio, as they played just about any type of song without boundaries. But it simply never caught on, as it came across as rather
souless, with too much wiseass attitude. It had no DJs, and it was simply wrong as a format. Jack worked in many cities, but it was a disaster in New York. The public wanted their old station back, and as of today, they've got it back.
I've always been a fan of Oldies 101.1, as I was really sad to see it leave New York radio. But today it's back. I'm listening to it as I write this, and it seems like they never left.
Rock on guys!! Good to have you back.