WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — If you weren’t intimidated by William S. Paley, you probably should have been.

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PHOTOS: The Early Years

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When he decided to turn WCBS an all-news radio station, he was deeply invested in his decision. So much so, he would often call the newsroom to speak with managers and editors.

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In today’s Back Story, one WCBS pioneer tells us about another, as Charles Osgood looks back on the role Paley played as the man at the helm.