WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Today’s Back Story brings us back to Summer 1977 in New York City.

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It started with a heat wave and a blackout.

Meanwhile, Son of Sam was murdering people.

There was also a crowded Democratic mayoral primary, which Ed Koch would eventually win.

“For news people, there was something everyday,” former WCBS reporter Jane Tillman-Irving recalls. “And we were running the entire time.”

She also remembers chasing down stories in some unsafe neighborhoods.

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