As smooth and civilized as Jack Daniels whiskey, and with just as much kick, Barry Farber is one of America’s legendary talk show hosts. Raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, he drank in with his mother’s milk the art of storytelling and of painting memorable images with a gentle Southern accent.
Barry Farber is an American conservative radio talk show host, author and language-learning enthusiast. In 2002, industry publication “Talkers magazine” ranked him the 9th greatest radio talk show host of all time. In June, Barry was announced among those to be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame at the Novermber 2014 ceremony in Los Angeles.
His radio career began in New York City, working as the producer for the Tex and Jinx interview program from Peacock Alley in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, a live remote broadcast over WNBC AM in the mid-1950s at 10:30 PM to Midnight, Monday through Friday. Farber eventually hosted his own show on WINS. Begun in 1960, his first talk show was called “Barry Farber’s WINS Open Mike”. It was the only talk show on what was then a rock n’ roll station. He left that job for an evening talk show on WOR AM in 1962, and then became an all-night host in 1967. In 1970 he ran for Congress in New York City’s 19th district on the Republican ticket, but was defeated by Bella Abzug. Farber left his talk-radio career for a time in 1977 to delve into politics, running for mayor of New York City, but was defeated.
Farber then joined WMCA for an afternoon drive time talk show, which lasted about 10 years. In 1990 he became a national talk-show host on the ABC Radio Network, which was trying to build a group of nationwide talk shows at the time. ABC’s project later was abandoned, and Farber, Michael Castello, and Alan Colmes got together and quickly formed their own independent network called Daynet. Early in the 1970s, Farber was an adjunct professor of journalism at St. John’s University in New York.
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