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Paul Sidney

The late Paul Sidney President and General Manage of WLNG began his career at WLNG in 1964 coming across long island sound from WLIS, Old Saybrook Connecticut. WLNG was at 1600 on the AM dial at the time and Paul just loved the big signal the station had and that was one of the factors of him coming here.....he stayed for 45 years......Paul loved every facet of the broadcasting industry and at age 11 he was hanging out at the Dumont TV studios in New York. Paul is responsible for WLNG’s format of oldies, jingles, reverb and making the station live and local. His philosophy was "its what’s between the music that counts" Paul did countless live broadcasts from firemens pancake breakfasts, local carnivals, store openings and three times from the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. He earned the title of master of disaster from his live coverage of snow storms, hurricanes and nor-easters. Paul’s many awards include a lifetime achievement award from the Nassau Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and he was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2007....Paul’s favorite bench on Sag Harbor’s Main Street, where he would sit everyday bears a plaque in his honor.

Paul Sidney passed away on April 1, 2009.

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