WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — In today’s Back Story, former WCBS General Manager Ed Kiernan recalls what it was like having the two most powerful men in New York in the studio.

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WCBS 880 50th Anniversary Photos: Political Guests

New York Gov. Mario Cuomo during one of his “Ask the Governor” broadcasts on WCBS. (Credit: WCBS Newsradio 880)

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Gov. Mario Cuomo hosted a radio show on the station one Thursday at month at 7 p.m. Kiernan says he would arrive 90 minutes in advance to sit and talk with our staff.

New York City Mayor Ed Koch during one of his “Ask the Mayor” broadcasts on WCBS. (Credit: WCBS Newsradio 880)

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Mayor Ed Koch caught wind of how successful Cuomo’s show was, and decided to host one himself.