They’re back – 101.1 FM is once again the home of the oldies! WCBS-FM returned to the airwaves at 1:01 pm yesterday.
In what seemed at first like a late bad April Fool’s joke, WCBS-FM, which had been playing oldies since 1972, changed to a bland, deejay-less JACK format without any warning on June 3, 2005.
When the change was made WCBS-FM had been #8 in the NY Arbitron ratings. Before the return JACK had slipped to #16.
During the JACK tenure WCBS101 continued to stream oldies without deejay commentary online – but it wasn’t the same.
Also returning are popular deejays Dan Taylor and Bob Shannon, and morning weatherman Mr G (I could have done without his return).
As a CBS-FM listener since its beginnings I welcome you back with open arms!