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They were a great sounding tightly formatted AC station.
They simulcasted with their AM, which was actually 940, licensed to Brookfield, CT.
But, it's the "Gay, gay Phil Christy Show" and it's obvious Christy has a pleasantly dry sense of humor.
WNBC was obviously trying very hard to sound as boring as possible in this aircheck, playing several slow songs in row - probably to contrast the coming change to full out Top 40. At the time, Steele was retiring from his daily Monday-Saturday programs.
He remained on Saturdays weekly for many years, and eventually went to once monthly.
Download this aircheck as an mp3 file by RIGHT CLICKING HERE. () This Brucie aircheck was to be sent to battling troops in Vietnam, and a great show it was with Morrow at the top of his game. Sometimes it's just so interesting to hear radio from 50 years ago - this one is no exception.
Gotta love the way he says "after" and goes into that occasional falsetto for which he was well known. It's easy to catch the reverb, jingles and staging - but it always seemed that moments where you'd hear two songs in a row were rare.