Nestled between the pastrami and pickles, radio personalities met their fans at Ben’s Deli in Manhattan Saturday afternoon.

It was the 5th Annual Oldies Meet and Greet, celebrating the radio format, but not specifically endorsing any station.

Organizer Jeff Scheckner tells FishbowlNY, with 75 people crammed into the back of the kosher eatery, this was the best turnout yet.

He says the genesis for the event was Jack FM.

“Initially, when CBS-FM was hijacked we had a small gathering…really weeks after the format change,” Scheckner says.

Scheckner’s mantra for the annual lunchtime gathering is simple.

“It’s really people that are dedicated to the music of the 50s, 60s, and the 70s,” Scheckner says. “We all are advocates for making sure the music stays alive.” Read more