Radio Legend Barry Farber Dead


According to his daughter Celia Ingrid Farber, Barry Farber passed away Wednesday night at home at the age of 90.

In 1960, Farber debuted “Barry Farber’s Open Mike” on WINS/New York. Two years later, he began a 15-year run at WOR in New York as an evening and overnight host. He left in 1977 to run for New York City mayor, but returned to radio in 1978 for a decade-long run at WMCA/New York. In 1990, Farber’s show went national as part of the ABC Radio network.


  1. He and his staff were very gracious when a small group of college student broadcasters were given the privilege to take over his weekend overnight show on WOR in his absence while he was trying his hand at politics running for the US House in 1970. Meeting with him at 1440 Broadway and subsequent late nights at WOR are memories I’ll always cherish. My condolences go out to his family and friends.


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