Longtime WINS Anchor Sandi Klein Takes Her Leave

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Nearly two decades have passed since Sandi Klein first cracked the mic on 1010/WINS. Yesterday, after 13 years as an afternoon anchor, Klein pulled her last air shift at the station.

Since November 2010, as part of an on-air restructuring, Klein and veteran p.m. drive anchor Larry Kanter worked a newly configured midday shift from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

She went “off format” for a brief goodbye to listeners.

“More people get their news from 1010 WINS than from any other radio station in the nation. And it’s been my honor and pleasure to deliver it for the past 20 years,” Klein says.

Then Klein announced newscast credits “for the last time,” including the service aide and editor.

Before Klein joined WINS in 1993 she was already well-established in New York. It all started at WKTU in the Disco 92 days with the likes of Paco and Rosko. Klein did morning news on WYNY during the soft rock and country days of the 1980s.

There was also a stint on WPLJ, first with Rocky Allen and then with longtime morning hosts Scott (Shannon) and Todd (Pettengill).

As her WINS bio states, Klein could be heard freelancing on WABC, WOR, WNBC, Z-100, Hot 97, CD-101.9/WQCD (now Merlin Media’s FM News/WEMP), and the UPI Radio Network.

FIshbowlNY attempted to reach WINS and Klein for comment.