Radio Programming Legend Passes. Pop Culture History.

Mr. Pop History – Ruth Meyer – one of the early pioneering top-40 radio programmers and who paved the way for women in the media – has passed away.

Ruth took radio station WMCA NY to the top of the ratings during the Beatles-era of the 1960′s, despite having the lowest wattage (and coverage area) of her immediate competitors. This was a time when women in any kind of media management were unheard of – but Ruth not only was the programming boss – she managed 7 (male) on-hair DJ’s and the total direction of the station.

More about Ruth Meyer here, in an upcoming interview with legendary NY personality Harry Harrison.

Gary West –