Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow
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Brooklyn-born Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow joined SIRIUS Satellite Radio in 2005 and hosts two music programs and Specials exclusively on SIRIUS XM Radio. Cruisin’ with Cousin Brucie airs twice weekly on Wednesday and Sunday at 5 pm ET. He also hosts the popular “Cousin Brucie’s Rock ‘n Roll Party” on Saturday nights at 8 pm ET. Both shows air on Sirius XM 60’s on 6. Cousin Brucie is seen regularly on the PBS "My Music" series.
Bruce has authored an autobiography about his radio career as well books about the history of pop music including “Doo Wop: The Music, The Times, The Era” and “Rock & Roll….and The Beat Goes On”. Recognized as an authority on pop culture, Bruce is often called upon for public speaking engagements and for comment on events related to music, radio and the media.
Brucie has been a mainstay of New York hit radio for more than 40 years and has remained one of its most popular personalities. He has been a favorite on-air host on New York radio stations WINS, WABC-AM, WNBC-AM and at WCBS-FM, which was the nation’s No.1 oldies station. It was at WINS where Bruce got his first professional break and where he gained his legendary nickname “Cousin Brucie.” The story goes that one night in 1959, an elderly woman found her way into the studio from which Morrow was broadcasting and asked him “Hey cousin, can you give me fifty cents?” Morrow complied and the endearing name “Cousin Brucie” was born.
In 1961, Morrow left WINS for a one year stint on Miami radio. He returned to New York’s powerhouse WABC where he remained for 13 years. During that time he was the weekly host and producer of the famous Palisades Park rock and roll concerts. In August 1965, Morrow and Ed Sullivan had the distinction of introducing the Beatles at their Shea Stadium debut in New York.
In 1977, Morrow formed the Sillerman Morrow Broadcasting Group, a company that purchased and operated eight radio stations and a major market television property. By 1984, the idea of “human radio” (as Bruce likes to call it), began to find its way back onto the airwaves. “Human radio” is something Morrow has always tried to bring to his listeners; Cousin Brucie creates an open interaction with his audience where listeners feel as if they are a part of the show. In 1987,the “Cuz” went national with his “Cruisin’ America” (CBS) weekly series that aired for 6 years. That same year, he had a feature role in the film “Dirty Dancing.” He brought his fresh, friendly and energetic sounds to WCBS-FM’s weekly five-hour music special, Cousin Brucie’s Saturday Night Oldies Party and to Cousin Brucie’s Yearbook - both New York traditions until June 3, 2005, when WCBS-FM switched formats.
Morrow has received many honors throughout his career, most notably his induction into the National Association of Broadcasters’ Radio Hall of Fame, the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, the Radio Hall of Fame (Chicago), and the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame (2006), and has been honored for his on-air work by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Montclair Univerity (NJ) presented Bruce with his honorary PH.D for Broadcasting excellence. In 1994, the city of New York honored Morrow when Mayor Rudolph Guiliani named West 52nd Street “Cousin Brucie Way”.
While Bruce still can’t walk a city block in New York without being stopped for a picture, autograph, handshake or hug, he is now known from coast-to-coast, thanks to satellite radio and his show being heard across the US and in Canada on Sirius XM.
Cousin Brucie truly is…America’s Radio Star!