With the Nets debut in Brooklyn, this was a banner year in the professional life of Joe Causi. He was named WCBS-FM nighttime jock after Ron Parker moved to middays, when health factors caused veteran Bob Shannon to retire.
Causi has been with the station since its return from the “jockless” Jack format in 2007. Most notably, he was the host of a reworked Saturday Night five-hour block, updated with 70s music.
Of course, the personality who uses the on-air moniker “Brooklyn’s Own” had to be on the short list of our interview subjects.
Causi is a Bensonhurst native, whose boyhood house still stands. The 97-year old edifice remains in the family, now home to Causi’s brother.
“My whole life was four blocks,” Causi remembers. “You didn’t have to go out of a four-block radius.”