End of the line for WHUD legend Ed Baer


It will be the end of an era with the final airing of “Pop Rewind with Ed Baer,” Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 7 – 9 a.m. on 100.7 WHUD!  After more than 30 years on WHUD-FM, Ed ends almost 54 years on the radio in the New York Metropolitan area.  WHUD-FM program director Steven Petrone calls it, “the end of an era,” with one of New York’s radio greats.”  Ed began his run on 100.7 WHUD in 1986 when he took over the morning show from retiring morning man, Joe O’Brien.  For 14 years, Ed woke up the Hudson Valley with his top rated “Ed Baer Affair.”  In 2000, Ed retired from the morning show and began “Pop Rewind,” which began its 16th year on WHUD in April.   Said Ed, “the more than 30 years spent on WHUD were probably the most fun I’ve had in my entire broadcasting career.  I wouldn’t trade those years for anything.  I will miss the fine folks I worked with, but most of all, I will miss the many loyal listeners who continue to stay in touch with me.  I hope they will continue to do so.”

Ed began in New York radio at WMCA in the fall of 1961, at age 25, the youngest member of the air staff.  He remained there for 12 years, doing music, news and talk shows. Then, on to WHN, playing Country Music for 10 years, followed by 4 years at WYNY, where he also did sports on the NBC Radio Network.  In 1986, he took over mornings with the Ed Baer Affair on 100.7 WHUD while also beginning fill-in stints on WCBS-FM, and often heard on their Radio Greats Weekends.   After retiring from the WHUD morning show in 2000 and the start of his weekend show, “Pop Rewind,” Ed also began a four year run with Sirius Satellite Radio, where he did the morning show on the 50’s and 60’s channel, Monday through Friday, and their Country channel on weekends.  They are formats he enjoys and hopes to continue playing them down the road.

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