WPLJ overnight jock Dave Stewart has crossed a generation of fans, starting at the station in 1989. He found his “voice” two years later as the pre-dawn DJ.
As we reported Friday, Stewart was among more than a dozen staffers laid off at WPLJ and WABC-AM.
“Steve was heartbroken,” Stewart tells FishbowlNY. “It was harder on them than it was on me.”
His transition from swing announcer to the overnight happened around the same time as Shannon’s debut at WPLJ.
“[Scott] liked somebody with production skills, which I had, for the morning show to help out with them,” Stewart recalls. “We just all kind of clicked.”