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And the Winner of New York’s Best Radio Team…

WCBS 880 1980s morning anchors Robert Vaughn (left) and Jim Donnelly/WCBS Appreciation Site

This week we asked you to select your favorite radio teams spanning the decades in New York. FishbowlNY gave you several to choose from in the news field, primarily at Newsradio 880, where anchor teams are their bread and butter. Other categories represented were talk, sports, and music morning show.

Here’s a look at the winners, starting at number 5.

The WCBS-AM anchor team of Wayne Cabot and Harley Carnes— 6 percent (parts of 1992 – 2004)

Number 4. WPLJ’s Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill — 7 percent    (1991- present)

At number 3. Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on the WFAN morning show — 8 percent   (2007-present)

Number 2. WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog — 17 percent  (1989-2008)

And the number 1 pick for favorite radio team, after the jump

The legendary WCBS team of Jim Donnelly and Robert Vaughn tops the list of FishbowlNY readers with 22 percent of the vote. Vaughn was a charter member of the All-News station in 1967. Donnelly began his illustrious WCBS career in 1971.

But it was the sum of their parts when the anchors hit their stride. From 1981 to 1988, Donnelly and Vaughn were an essential start to millions of New Yorkers’ days.

“It’s just amazing to me, first of all, that anybody would remember,” Vaughn tells FishbowlNY. “I’m very gratified.”

Vaughn, who retired to Florida several years ago, turns 82 next week.

“I thought we worked well, but who knows,” Vaughn says. “You can’t judge your own work that much.”

Donnelly passed away in 2002.

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