WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Did you know that WCBS was the first major market radio station to stream over the internet?

Find more 50th anniversary Back Stories and other special features here, and be sure to follow the station on Facebook and Twitter.

Former WCBS engineer Barry Siegfried was the man who made it happen. He says the station’s general manager, Steve Swenson “wanted very much to join the 21st Century and get a streaming presence on the internet.”

Swenson then turned to Siegfried to get the job done.

“From there, a whole department at CBS Radio was born overnight,” he says.

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