Murray started his radio career as a late-night producer of interview shows. Eva Gabor and Virginia Graham were the people in front of those microphones. Yet, by the time he sat down at the mike on his own, he was doing all-pop (not rock) afternoon shows on WMCA.
From there, he had a brief stint on WMGM before moving to the overnight spot – right after Alan Freed – on WINS. Then, when Alan exited the station, Murray moved into the primetime position... and onto the top of the ratings list, making WINS the first rock station
reach #1 – before the
Beatles even existed.