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Back Stories: Waking Up Early With Reporter Fred Fishkin

WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — What’s the hardest part about working as a morning driver reporter for WCBS?

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Getting up at 3 a.m. and finding people to interview when the sun hasn’t come up yet.

fred fishkin 1993 gulf war parade Back Stories: Waking Up Early With Reporter Fred Fishkin

Fred Fishkin covering the 1993 Gulf War parade. (Credit: WCBS Newsradio 880)

Fred Fishkin worked the a.m. shift during the 1980s and remembers there was always one person a reporter could go to if they needed morning sound: Mayor Ed Koch.

bill bradley Back Stories: Waking Up Early With Reporter Fred Fishkin

U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ) with WCBS reporter Fred Fishkin. (Credit: WCBS Newsradio 88)

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