Book Title: KYW Radio
Subtitle: The Cleveland Years
Book Description: Did you ever wonder what happened to the great Top 40 radio stations of the 1950s and 1960s? This writing will focus on one of the Midwest’s radio broadcasting legends.
Did you ever wonder what happened to the great Top 40 radio stations of the 1950s and 1960s? Those fun lovin’ AM outlets with their fast-talking DJs and upbeat rock and roll music played a foremost role in the commercial radio industry meeting the growing challenges posed by the extraordinary success of television. Today’s radio stations face a similar dilemma with the endless number of digital subscription services available to many listeners. Radio’s marvelous transformation during the post-war years may provide us some practical clues that might be useful in reinvigorating this aging medium. This writing will focus on one of the Midwest’s radio broadcasting legends. A leader in Cleveland, Ohio from 1956 to 1965, Westinghouse’s KYW-Radio provided exciting programming for nearly everyone. As to how that occurred during very unsettling times is the prime focus of this book.
KYW Radio by Richard Klein, PH.D. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.