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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cousin Brucie Broadcasts From Rock Hall

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM

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The name — and his style of announcing — may be a little cloying and outdated, but “Cousin Brucie” Morrow (real name: Bruce Meyerowitz) was one of the legendary Top 40 disc jockeys of the ’60s.

He was tapped to introduce the Beatles at their 1966 Shea Stadium concert, back when that was a sign that, of all the fast-talking DJs from coast-to-coast, you were one of the elite.

From 1961-1974, he held forth on New York City’s AM giant WABC before moving to rival WNBC-AM for three years, leaving around the time that FM was putting the final nail in the coffin of AM radio.

Since then, he’s been in and out of various radio projects that reflect on his glory days, the latest being his Sirius-XM satellite radio contributions — Cruisin’ With Cousin Brucie from 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday Night Party — Live from 8-midnight Saturdays, heard on the ’60s on 6 channel.

From 7-11 p.m. Saturday, he’ll be broadcasting the latter — which features Top 40 hits of the post-Beatles ’60s — from the lobby stage of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The exhibits will close at 9 p.m. as usual, but the building will be open until the broadcast concludes. It’s free to hang out in the lobby and listen to the broadcast. —Anastasia Pantsios

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