He has also been the announcer for the Grammy Awards and
57th & 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2005, the 60th
Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008, and for the past several
years he has also been the announcer for NBC, ABC & FOX.
Cipriano has also worked on anything from game shows to
filling in for Casey Kasem on American Top 40.
He’s also appeared in commercials with several national spots,
and in acting for TV and movies.
But most important Joe is the Top of the Hour ID voice
on Web Radio Classics.
He, along with his wife Ann, have written a book on his
If you don’t know Joe, you’ve probably have at least heard him.
You can pre-order his book at www.joecipriano.com
Joe’s KYS bio can be found here
Give a listen to our online radio station
It’s The Best Music You Forgot
with the biggest hits from the late 50s to early 80s.
You’ll recognize the Great 98 jingles,
promos and some familiar voices.
We have produced a special video version of
It's almost 4 minutes of Great 98 jock photos,
behind the scenes pics and quick cuts of memories.
This tribute site is done as a labor of love by a couple of
middle-aged guys who used to work there.
It's also a tribute to those professionals
who helped make the station a success.
We hope this site will bring back some memories
to those who were lucky enough to
hear the station when it was on the air.
If you never heard The Great 98, prepare for an
education of not only the Top 40 format,
but learn about its MOR days, the NewsTalk era
and even the Disco phase.
$10 (includes S&H)
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This project was done as a labor of love and heard
years after its creation in the DC area on
Oldies 104 WXTR during their Big Daddies
of Washington Radio weekend in 1994.
This 52 minute collection was created in
1975 and updated in 1979.
The contents of this CD have been taken from
the original master tape and digitized!
The History of The Great 98
Truly one of Washington DC's last great Top 40 AM radio stations.