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Bruce Morrow (born Bruce Meyerowitz on October 13, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American radio personality, known to many New York metropolitan area listeners as Cousin Brucie. is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... a Radio Personality is the modern incarnation of the disk jockey, or DJ. In the 1990s, successful radio stations began to focus less on the musical expertise of their hosts and more on the individual hosts personalities. ... New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and is also one of the most populous in the world . ...


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Career

Morrow's very first stint in radio was in Bermuda at ZBM-AM, where he was known as "The Hammer". ZBM is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: ZBM: the IATA code for Bromont Airport in Quebec, Canada. ...


Morrow then began his state side career at New York Top 40 station WINS in 1959. In 1960, he moved to Miami for a brief stint before returning to the New York airwaves the following year on AM 770 powerhouse WABC, another Top 40 outlet. "Cousin Brucie" became a legend on WABC's teen-oriented evening shift. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... WINS (1010 kHz. ... Miami redirects here. ... WABC (770 kHz), known as NewsTalkRadio 77, is a radio station in New York City. ...


In August of 1965, he had the distinction of introducing the Beatles during their historic Shea Stadium concert[1]. The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ...


Morrow had a close relationship with Elvis who called him at home on a regular basis. Elvis credited Morrow for his success on radio. He has been instrumental in starting the careers of a significant number of major broadcasters, most significantly Ronn Owens KGO (AM), San Francisco, twice nominated to the Radio Hall of Fame and considered the top local talk show host in the country. KGO 810 kHz on the AM band, is a news-talk format radio station based in San Francisco, California. ... // The National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, is a museum dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the development of the radio medium throughout its history in the United States. ...


He remained at WABC until 1974, when he jumped to rival station WNBC; after three years there, he left the airwaves to team up with entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman to become the owner of the Sillerman Morrow group of stations, which included WALL; WKGL, now WRRV, in Middletown, New York; WJJB, now WCZX, in Hyde Park, NY; WHMP in Northhampton, MA; WOCN in South Yarmouth, MA; WRAN in Randolph, New Jersey ("New Jersey 1510" now dark); and television station WATL Atlanta. The group later purchased WPLR in New Haven, CT. Sportsradio 66 WFAN AM 660 kHz, often reffered to as The FAN is a radio station in the city of New York. ... Robert F X Sillerman (born New York in 1949) is a wealthy American businessman who made his fortune through building and selling companies in the media industry. ... WRRV is an modern rock radio station licensed to Middletown, New York and serving the lower Hudson Valley and Catskills of New York state plus nearby areas in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. ... WCZX is an adult contemporary radio station licensed to Hyde Park, New York and serving the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York state. ... WPLR (also known as 99. ...


In 1982 Morrow returned to the DJ role with New York's WCBS-FM, a popular oldies station. Initially in 1982, he filled in for Jack Spector every third Saturday evening for the Saturday Night Sock Hop program. Following Spector's resignation in 1985, Morrow took over the show and renamed it the Saturday Night Dance Party. The station also added his nationally-syndicated show Cruising America. In 1986, he added Wednesday evenings where he hosted The Top 15 Yesterday and Today Countdown. In 1991, the Wednesday show became The Yearbook, focusing on music from a year between 1955 and 1979. When Cruising America was canceled in 1991, Morrow continued hosting locally a show called Cruising with the Cuz Monday evenings until the end of 1993. After that show ended, he hosted the Saturday night and Wednesday night shows there until the station's change to the adult hits format called Jack FM on June 3, 2005. Shortly thereafter, he signed a multi-year deal to host oldies programming and a weekly talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio. WCBS-FM (101. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... Adult hits (sometimes also called variety hits or classic hits) is a radio format that does not adhere to a specific music genre but rather a true mix of programming styles. ... Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada, the United States and now the United Kingdom. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


Morrow was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988. // The National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, is a museum dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the development of the radio medium throughout its history in the United States. ...


His voice can be heard in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing; he also had a bit part in the movie, playing the magician who sawed Baby (Jennifer Gray) in half. He also appeared in the 1978 film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and had a guest appearance in the 1990s Babylon 5 television series (in "War Without End" (Part 2), playing the first officer of Babylon 4). Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film... Dirty Dancing is a 1987 romance film credited as being one of the most watched films of all time, particularly among women. ... Sgt. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... War Without End is a two-part episode from the third season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ...


Books

  • Cousin Brucie: My Life in Rock 'N' Roll Radio (1987)
  • Doo Wop: The Music, the Times, the Era (published November 1, 2007)

Charity Work

For the last two decades, Morrow has actively worked for the Variety Children's Charity in support of disadvantaged, physically challenged, sick and needy children.


Programs

  • Cousin Brucie is heard on Sirius "60's Vibrations", Wednesdays 5pm-9pm ET.
  • Cousin Brucie's "Saturday Night Party - Live" airs Saturday Nights 8pm-12am ET.

Brucie's Team on Sirius is made up Professors Mike Phipps and Brian DeNicola, along with Beverly and the beautiful operators and a dog named Cleo.


Honors

Morrow was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in the radio division.[1]


External links

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Bruce Morrow -- In Memoriam, 1952 to 2002 (3056 words)
Bruce was the epitome of integrity and had a keen sense of knowing what his clients needed even when they didn't.
Bruce was without doubt the best IS programmer that I have ever worked with in that his understanding of the components, attention to detail, and ability to speak in non-computer terms made an enjoyable working experience.
Bruce was more than a friend to us, he was an important part of our family, like a brother to Mike and me and a favorite uncle to Sam and Julie.
NYSBA - New York State Broadcasters Association (407 words)
Bruce Morrow (born October 13, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY) is an American radio disc jockey, although he prefers to be called a radio personality, know to generations of New York metropolitan area listeners as Cousin Brucie.
An elderly woman somehow found her way to the studio from which Morrow was broadcasting his show with a different kind of request, asking "hey cousin, can you give me fifty cents?" Morrow complied and the endearing "Cousin Brucie" moniker that generations of Americans have come to know was born.
Morrow was inducted into three Hall of Fames: The National Association of Broadcaster's Hall of Fame in 2003, Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Radio Hall of Fame in 1987.
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