NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The first snowflake of the season touched down the other day and 1010 WINS was ready for it.
As newsman Lee Harris said in his intro to my report from the Jersey Turnpike….”John lives for this.” We all “live for this” here at 1010 WINS. When snow falls, lightning strikes or rain turns roads into rivers — our ratings spike.
I learned that in my early days as the New Jersey Correspondent. As we waited for the birth of what was to become, “The Blizzard of ‘83,” I was told by news managers and editors to be ready for duty all day and all night. And so I went to bed early and woke up at 4 A.M. with laryngitis. I spent most of the day with my head buried in a pot filled with a steaming, mentholated concoction that loosened whatever was clogging my throat just enough to allow me to rasp my way through the three-day dig out.