Wayne Cabot

Wayne-Cabot-portraitWhenever someone says “I heard you guys talking about (fill in the blank)” it renews my pride to be anchoring on the premier news station in America. Being invited into people’s cars and lives, day after day, is an honor beyond words.

It’s especially fulfilling to continue a legendary tradition that I’ve enjoyed, as a listener, since the 1970s, when Pat and Ben anchored the afternoons. Visiting them in the studio was a kick. Succeeding them on WCBS is radio’s equivalent of pitching in October at Yankee Stadium.

My years in the minors began at WCRV in Washington, NJ in 1980. Tours of duty included WLEV/WEST in Easton, PA; WPST/WHWH in Trenton; WFIL/Power99 in Philadelphia; WKXW in Trenton; and finally 1010 WINS before arriving at WCBS in 1988.

When I’m not driving into Manhattan from Hunterdon County, NJ or reading the Star-Ledger as preparation, I’m working out at the gym, hiking the hills, playing with the kids, and all-too-rarely, squeezing in 9 holes.

Former New Jersey Gov. Dick Codey is interviewed by Wayne Cabot - New York, NY - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Former New Jersey Gov. Dick Codey Talks Corruption, Presidential Politics, And More

Codey, never shy to speak his mind, didn’t disappoint when he stopped by WCBS Newsradio 880’s studios and spoke at length with afternoon drive anchor Wayne Cabot.

08/04/2011

Ramapo Reservation - Mahwah, NJ - Jul 18, 2009 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

What Do You Think When You Think New Jersey?

That question evoked a wide-range of answers from people who took a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind phone survey as well as people who called into the WCBS 880 talkback line.

07/26/2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

8 Bridges Hudson River Swim Kicks Off Friday Morning

The mighty Hudson River has eight major bridges starting from the mouth in New York harbor up to Catskill in the Hudson Valley.

07/07/2011

June 2011 - In Review (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images; AP Photo/PATCH.com, Christopher Costa; Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880; Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Audiofile: June 2011 – The Month In Sound

Everything from the outrageous to the tragic happened in June. Take a listen.

06/30/2011

Shoelaces (file / credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Interview: What’s That Thingamajig Called?

Do you know what an aglet is? What about diastema? Or philtrum? Dr. Rod Evans does, and he wants to introduce you to more unusual words and terms.

06/08/2011

Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Book Details Biggest Take-Down In Jersey Politics

All this week, WCBS 880 is rolling out tidbits from a juicy new book about the biggest take-down in the sordid history of New Jersey politics.

03/21/2011

The Pogues (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

The Pogues In NYC…Catch ‘Em While You Can

If you’ve ever stepped into an Irish pub, chances are you’ve heard the Irish rock band, The Pogues, playing on the jukebox.

03/15/2011

Bags of refined sugar (credit: MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

LI Teen Is Intel Science Competition Finalist With Sugar Addiction Research

Who says kids aren’t motivated? Local teens are finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search Project.

03/14/2011

East Coast Rapist Sketch

Did Cigarette Butt Lead To ‘East Coast Rapist’ Suspect’s Arrest?

What went into catching the ‘East Coast Rapist’ suspect?

03/08/2011

File

Popular Music And Profanity

Are we listening to a lot of “radio-edit” songs nowadays?

03/07/2011

Clock (credit: Clip Art)

When ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’ Just Won’t Cut It As An Excuse

Always late to work? A recent survey shows you are in the minority as more and more workers get to work on time.

03/03/2011

Melva Radcliffe (CBS 2)

NJ Woman Turns 110; Drinks A Glass Of Whiskey A Day

Break out the whiskey. Melva Radcliffe of Wall Township turned 110 on Thursday. New Jersey’s oldest resident said she drinks a glass of whiskey a day.

03/03/2011

Gas Pump - File / Photo: John Gress/Getty Images

Oil Expert Predicts Early Peak In Gas Prices

Gas prices are creeping up but one oil expert says he doesn’t predict prices to hit the 2008 level.

03/03/2011

Kelly The Pit Bull Puppy (Credit: Animal Alliance)

Pit Bull Pup Used As Bait In Fighting Ring Rescued

“Kelly” a black and white Pit Bull Terrier was found wandering the streets before being picked up by Animal Control. 3 New Jersey vets are aiding her recovery.

02/14/2011

Computer (credit: AP Photo/Matthew Cavanaugh)

Egypt, Congressman Pics And National Anthem Topped Web Searches

It’s been an interesting week for web searching.

02/11/2011

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