In The WYEN Experience, author Stew Cohen tells the story of this mom-and-pop radio station106.7 on the dialthat opened in 1971 and was built on a genuine passion for radio. It flourished through the 1970s, stumbled in the early 1980s, and then sold to a new owner. He provides an insiders look into the happenings of this station that entertained thousands with its music and announcersincluding Ed Walters, the driving force behind WYEN; the lives of many of the talented broadcasters who worked here; Cohens personal coverage of some of the biggest stories of the time; and his interviews with some greats from the entertainment industry.
Cohen describes an era that lived with pay phones, typewriters, turntables, transistor radios, and boom boxes; in The WYEN Experience he brings to life to both the times and the radio station.
Stew Cohen is a veteran radio news anchor and reporter. He is a multi-award winning broadcast journalist with radio stations WZSR-FM and WWYW-FM in the Chicago area. Cohen and his wife, Rita, have two children and live in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Look for his work online at www.star105.com and www.y1039.com.