Barry G. Siegfried

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Please excuse anything that either looks ridiculous, or simply doesn't work. Thank you!

(: For an enjoyable musical interlude, click on my singing horses and see if you can get them each to sing together! :)

Occupation

Technical Supervisor for WCBS-AM and (formerly) WCBS-FM in New York City (since 1975). CBS was founded by William S. Paley in 1923 as the Columbia Broadcast System and over the next 70 years grew to become one of the largest and most respected media companies in the world. After corporate mergers starting with Westinghouse (in the mid 1990s), Infinity Radio (in the late 1990s) and ending with Viacom, Inc. (at the beginning of the 21st century), CBS was split back into a separate company with its own separate management on January 1, 2006.

For over 35 years, WCBS-AM and WCBS-FM had both been co-located in the CBS corporate headquarters building at 51 West 52nd Street in New York City. In August of 2000, WCBS-FM moved to the Viacom corporate headquarters building at 1515 Broadway and in October of 2000, WCBS-AM moved to the CBS Broadcast Center at 524 West 57th Street. I stayed on with WCBS-AM, which is where I originally started working when I joined CBS in 1975. WCBS-AM is now one of the most modern and advanced 100% digital all-news radio stations in the world and will no doubt serve as a model for the design and construction of new 100% digital all-news radio station facilities in the 21st century.

A highlight of my professional career occurred on September 18, 1997 when I had the honor and pleasure of engineering Ron Lundy's last radio show on WCBS-FM which was probably the most exciting and memorable show that I have ever experienced in my relatively short broadcast career (now pushing 30 years). The New York City radio market lost a very kind and incredibly talented individual when Ron retired from radio, and as small repayment for the many thousands of hours he spent entertaining radio listeners all over the New York City metropolitan area since 1965, I wish him and his lovely wife Shirley all the very best of happiness in his retirement.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the heyday of top-40 music radio in the New York City metropolitan area during the 1960s and 1970s and the air personalities who gave it that unique sound, I highly recommend that you visit the site that is dedicated to the memory and history of the greatest top-40 music radio station of all time, WABC Musicradio 77. For those of you who didn't experience that period of radio history, it will be an education all unto its own!

Amateur Radio

Amateur Extra Class License K2MF (since 1977)

Interests

Favorite Music

Favorite TV Shows

Star Trek

Favorite Movies

So now that I have bored you with every useless piece of information about my life, here is what I think mice should do with people who use them as pointing devices on computers (heh heh heh):


Barry G. Siegfried, bgs@mfnos.net