Cousin Bruce Morrow, the New York radio DJ whose long career reaches from the Beatles at Shea Stadium through satellite radio, is leaving SiriusXM after one last show on Saturday night.
The 84-year-old Morrow will depart the SiriusXM ’60s on 6 channel but vows he is not retiring. He referred fans to his Facebook page for updates on his next move.
Cousin Brucie (real name Bruce Meyerowitz) has been a giant of New York radio since the 1950s. After a stint in Bermuda, he joined 1010 WINS in 1959, where he became “Cousin Brucie.” From there, he joined WABC-AM in 1961, leading the heyday of the British Invasion and American pop radio on the 50,000-watt giant.
Beyond radio, Morrow hosted many live shows at New Jersey’s Palisades Amusement Park and introduced the Beatles at their famed Shea Stadium appearance in 1965.
He took over for Wolfman Jack on WNBC in New York in 1974, then become a station owner, forming Sillerman Morrow Broadcasting with Robert FX Sillerman and acquiring multiple stations in Northeastern markets. He joined NYC oldies station WCBS-FM in 1982, hosting multiple shows including the nationally syndicated “Cruisin’ America.”
Morrow also played the magician who sawed Jennifer Grey’s character in half in the 1978 movie Dirty Dancing and appeared in 1978’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and science fiction TV series Babylon 5.
Morrow joined Sirius Satellite Radio in 2005 and has hosted nights from Wednesday through Saturday since. (Siruis and XM merged in 2008 to form SiriusXM.) Morrow was signed to host oldies programming and a weekly talk program for Sirius, as well as Cousin Brucie’s Saturday Night Dance Party-Live and Cruisin’ With Cousin Bruce on Wednesdays.