At the Easter weekend approached, we turn back the clock 31 years to the Easter weekend of 1988 with another classic holiday broadcast from The Brooklyn Station! The Hot One was finally embracing CD technology as the quality of the sound continued to improve, and there's some fine sounds throughout the show (many of the little silver discs provided by the one and only Jay McCarty!), lovingly enhanced by the WHOT Exclusive Stereo System. Color your eggs with Hank, Jim, Pete and Jay as they hop on down the bunny trail...enjoy!
It wouldn't be New Year's Eve without a classic WHOT broadcast to ring in the year with! As per usual, there are countdowns for each time zone, plus great music, a plethora of phone calls, Jim Nazium "live" from Times Square, all the hijinks you'd expect from The Brooklyn Station, plus the official end of Pirate War I. An eventful evening for the champagne to be a-flowing! Pop a cork and welcome in 1987 with us. Enjoy!
Here's a rarity from the archives, one of the few surviving pre-1983 shows that still exists, and it's a Christmas Eve show, no less (please forgive the occasional reception issues)! There's plenty of festive holiday calls from listeners, Jim finds himself under attack - and Hank delivers his annual Christmas message. It's a jolly night and some rare early sounds of The Brooklyn Station. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
It's a very special classic WHOT broadcast this week as we flash back to Hank and Jim's 12th Anniversary In Show Biz Special! There's a generous helping of flashbacks presented via tape throughout the evening, lots of great stories and fun phone calls. You'll hear many tales about Hank and Jim's broadcasting exploits and some amazing stories. Note that THIS year marks Hank and Jim's 43rd year and still going strong. Time sure flies when you're going wild...enjoy!
The holiday season is here once again and that means it's time to dip into the WHOT archives for some classic holiday broadcasts! This week we bring you the Thanksgiving Eve show from 1987, which had more of the Brooklyn Station staff in the studio than the fire marshall would have probably allowed. There's holiday cheer from Hank, Jim, Pete, Ivan, Terry Walker and also Tommy Edison via phone. It's vintage silliness from The Hot One, featuring plenty of food talk, news of the day, phone calls and a whole lot more. Grab a drumstick and enjoy!
Another holiday approaches, which provides another excuse to post a classic WHOT AM and FM broadcast, this time from Labor Day 1986. It's a jam-packed, multi-hour affair (as most holiday broadcasts were), and we have about seven-and-a-half hours presented here for your listening pleasure. Since we're wrapping up a Beatles and Monkees weekend, there's plenty of selections from both for the entire east coast, plus you'll get to enjoy a Brooklyn Station reenactment of a standard Ben Casey episode, a visit from WFUN's Neil and Joe (who just happened to be rebroadcasting The Hot One that night as well), regular telethon check-ins, and Hank's frantic attempts at getting Tony Orlando on the phone! There's plenty of great music and jingles along the way, and oh yeah - I'm pretty sure I had way too much coffee on this night. It's a little trip back to the crazy, hazy days of 32 years ago...enjoy! - Pete