WOR Longtime Chief Engineer Leaves, Hopes Station Retains ‘Hometown Feel’

By Jerry Barmash Comment

The latest change at WOR involves a key off-air talent. As chief engineer, Tom Ray had his hand in every technical aspect of WOR and the WOR Radio Network since joining the station more than 15 years ago.

Ray tells FishbowlNY that it was solely his decision to walk away. “I’ve been thinking of leaving for a while now, not anything against Buckley or the radio station,”

Ray does have thoughts about his now-former home with Clear Channel. “The station had a hometown feel,” Ray cautions. “I hope it’s going to retain its hometown feel because it’s something that’s different in the market with all the big stations.”