Though he’s virtually unknown to today’s younger generation, during a four-decade span, nobody was smoother at spinning records on New York radio than the incomparable William B. Williams (right).

Williams was synonymous with hosting the Make Believe Ballroom on WNEW 1130, which he started in 1957. He is credited with giving Frank Sinatra his famous title “Chairman of the Board.”  

Williams was honored for his iconic role in radio with a spot in the National Association of Broadcasters and the National Radio Halls of Fame.

Fittingly, Williams was to be enshrined last month in the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

Williams, sadly, died before receiving any of the well-deserved accolades.

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