Wednesday, February 26, 2014

iUniverse Rising Star author, Stew Cohen, relives The WYEN Experience

The iUniverse author, Stew Cohen, one of the pioneers of request radio in the early seventies, has brought those heady days of radio to life in his book, The WYEN Experience. Des Plaines, Chicago based WYEN radio station initiated the phenomenon, as we now know it today of request radio, interacting with the station’s listeners and creating the radio station you could talk to.

As the station grew it attracted quite a crew of announcers who moved on to be familiar and colorful personalities across radio land. The likes of Bill Elliott, John Zur, Val Stouffer, Bruce Davis, Chris Devine, Dan Diamond, Cindy Bravos, Louie Parrott, Bob Roberts and Garry Meier, to name a few; also last and not least the author himself, Stew Cohen.

Now News Director at Star 105.5 radio out of Crystal Lake, Stew recently reminisced about his time at WYEN and his lifetime in radio with leading local community magazine, McHenry County Living.

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