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Lynn Samuels Show – The Final Shows + Tribute


Here are some of Lynn’s final shows you can download from the folder link below. All are MP3 format with commercials. If you have any shows to share, please provide a link in the comments section. I wish I had more shows to offer. If you haven’t see it, here’s Lynn’s obituary from the New York Times. As you see below, I have added some more links for comments about Lynn from Mike Malloy, Democracy Now, and Mike Feder.

There are more Lynn archives available at Radio New York International. Please check it out and leave Dan a thank you comment for posting the audio.

Other Items of Interest:

  • Walter Sabo, President of Sabo media, posted a nice Tribute to Lynn Samuels on called Passion for Pistachio.

You can follow me on Twitter @sameritech Be well everyone. Enjoy Lynn’s shows.

All of the shows listed below and can be found in my an archive folder here.

4 Sep 2011
10 Sep 2011
11 Sep 2011
17 Sep 2011
24 Sep 2011
25 Sep 2011
1 Oct 2011
2 Oct 2011
8 Oct 2011
6 Nov 2011
12 Nov 2011
13 Nov 2011
19 Nov 2011
20 Nov 2011
26 Nov 2011
27 Nov 2011
3 Dec 2011, Partial Show
10 Dec 2011
11 Dec 2011
18 Dec 2011, – Lynn’s Final Show
26 Dec 2011, Mike Malloy Show mentioned Lynn’s passing at the start of his radio show.
27 Dec 2011, “Lynn Remembered” – Richard Bey/Alex Bennett Lynn Samuels Tribute Show (Thanks Amy W.)
**27 Dec, 2011, Amy Goodman made a short comment on Democracy Now regarding Lynn’s death. You can see it here, mentioned on the last minute of the show.
**29 Dec 2011, Mike Feder had a wonderful remembrance episode during his Progressive Radio Network “The Turning Point” show. Check it out. For those of you wondering, the final song Mike played on this show was Rufus Wainwright “Hallelujah”. Very nice closing to the show.
31 Dec 2011, Mike Feder did a tribute of Lynn during his show on SiriusXM. He did two hours of Lynn stories and taking calls.
1 Jan 2012, Lynn’s former WABC colleague Bob Grant had John Manelli on and took calls about Lynn.  If you missed it, the Podcast on the WABC website (starts 50 minutes into it). Thanks Eric!


December 26, 2011 - Posted by | Radio, Sirius, Sirius Radio


  1. thanks so much!

    Comment by Kari | December 26, 2011 | Reply

  2. Long time listener of Lynn, 20+ years.I miss you Lynn, I will never forget you.
    I can’t believe how bad I hurt and never met you.

    RIP dear radio host

    Comment by Will in NYC metro area | December 26, 2011 | Reply

  3. There will never be anyone else like her…………she was a tremendous person and will be sorely missed.
    Rest in Peace Lynn

    Comment by Ralph | December 26, 2011 | Reply

  4. RIP Lynn dear neighbor and amazing host we will all miss you very much!
    Thanks for posting the shows they are golden, looking for tina ballerina and old shows from bai and abc that would be amazing…..

    Comment by gin from woodside | December 26, 2011 | Reply

  5. 1.Thank you kindly for the Lynn air checks, especially as I could not find any of the recent ones I recorded… too many hard drives to check and too little I kept of late.

    I had to re-do part of my pre-recorded XMAS show to mention her passing to my audience as Lynn has been a staple of my radio diet for some 30 years, I shall post a link to your page at the New York Radio Message Board and on my site, so others may find this treasure trove of one of my favorite acerbic air talents. Thanks again, I’ll surely share some excerpts of these shows in two weeks when I do my next show.

    Lynn and ‘The Hitch’ in one month, the world has truly become a less literate and entertaining place with their loss. Thanks once more!

    John Lightning Radio NewYork International (America’s REAL Free Speech Difference)

    Comment by John Lightning | December 26, 2011 | Reply

  6. We had nothing like her in Canada, her voice and she herself – will be deeply missed by me . R.I.P. Lynn .

    Comment by ~ Sir Ðan ♔ (@SirYuckYuck) | December 26, 2011 | Reply

  7. We had nothing like her in Canada, her voice and she herself – will be deeply missed by me . R.I.P. Lynn .

    Comment by Ðanny Sauvé | December 26, 2011 | Reply

  8. You are my hero! Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting these shows.

    Comment by KK | December 27, 2011 | Reply

  9. Thank you very much for posting Lynn’s final shows! If anyone has any air checks or shows from WABC or especially WBAI, please post them as I’m sure many of Lynn’s fans would like to listen or download them.

    Thanks again…

    Dan S. White

    Comment by Dan S. White | December 27, 2011 | Reply

  10. I feel like I lost family. RIP Lynn. I will miss listening to you.

    Comment by wcpetmom | December 27, 2011 | Reply

  11. Hi! I have the Alex Bennett/Richard Bey tribute show to share. I recorded it today of Sirius Left. If you want to share the mp3 on your site, please do so. (I wanted to post it on the ‘Fans of Lynn Samuels’ Facebook page but because the link to download has so many ads, I didn’t want to turn people off or confuse the masses.)
    Please note it’s 83MB (mp3)

    Comment by Amy W | December 27, 2011 | Reply

  12. RIP Lynn. You’ll be missed. My only regret is that I discovered your Sirius talk show late (year before they switched you to 107 Stars). But I loved every minute of your past shows.

    Comment by LinaC | December 28, 2011 | Reply

  13. Thank you for posting the tribute to Lynn on Sirius/XM Left 127. Mike Feder will be paying tribute to Lynn TOMORROW, Dec. 29th at 1PM eastern on his show ‘The Turning Point’ at You can listen live there tomorrow. If you can’t tune in live, there is The Turning Point archive page where all Mike’s shows are posted.

    Comment by Dan S. White | December 28, 2011 | Reply

  14. I saved and downloaded all the final shows…I will keep on listening to her like she never left us forever….Thank you so much for posting these classic shows. dsw

    Comment by Dan S. White | December 28, 2011 | Reply

  15. Fans, please go to this link to check out Mike Feder and his tribute to Lynn.

    Also, Mike will be doing another tribute to Lynn this Saturday night on SiriusXM Left 127 at 6PM Eastern,
    If anyone can tape the show from Sirius, please do and post it here!

    Thank you.

    Comment by Dan S. White | December 29, 2011 | Reply

  16. Mike’s show starts at 5, but his tribute on Lynn will start at 6PM.


    Comment by Dan S. White | December 29, 2011 | Reply

  17. Thank you very much for posting the link to Mike’s tribute show on Lynn from the archive page.
    I hope you post the Siriu/XM show that Mike will do this Saturday…Mike’s tribute is so full of
    genuine true substance. Mike is a genius. I’ve been a major dedicated fan of Mike’s longer than
    Lynn’s by a couple of years. Don’t forget to check out Mike’s official website at
    where you can check out Mike’s site and classic WBAI radio shows… Happy New Year.

    Comment by Dan S. White | December 29, 2011 | Reply

  18. I wish someone would post Lynn’s shows from WBAI when she had her Saturday show from 2-3:30pm with her show ‘Part Of The Act’….

    Comment by Dan S. White | December 30, 2011 | Reply

  19. Thanks again for putting up these show links. I will be able to listen to shows I missed. Going to save these as well.

    Comment by wcpetmom | December 31, 2011 | Reply

  20. That was Rufus Wainwright singing Hallelujah, but he song was written by Leonard Cohen. And yes, it was a nice closing to the show.

    Alice in Arkansas

    Comment by Arkinsaw | December 31, 2011 | Reply

  21. I love Lynn! Thanks for posting her shows.

    Comment by lisa | December 31, 2011 | Reply

  22. Many many thanks for posting these!!! Such a nice outlet for so many. Your hard work on doing it is appreciated far beyond people that take a moment to say thanks:)

    Comment by Beth | December 31, 2011 | Reply

  23. Folks, in case you missed Mike’s continuing tribute to Lynn Samuels last night on his SiriusXM show last night, just click on the link below. It will take you to the shows. Just click on the 5th show down. It will take you to the player. At the beginning, you will hear a short excerpt from Lynn’s WABC show from 1992. The audio is perfect.

    Comment by Dan S. White | January 1, 2012 | Reply

  24. Lynn’s former WABC colleague Bob Grant had John Manelli on and took calls about Lynn this afternnoon.If you missed it Podcast on the wabc website (starts 50 minutes into it)-

    Comment by EricNY | January 1, 2012 | Reply

  25. I’ll never forget Lynn on that great line-up on WABC in the 90’s…
    I remember Grant and Diamond always fighting with her to the point that WABC management had to ban the hosts against commenting on each other….
    (I remember Lynn being pushed by callers into commenting on the other
    hosts and her saying “I’m not allowed to comment anymore…”)

    I think the most memorable were the “roundtables” that they had back then…
    (All the hosts on together….)
    The contrast Lynn’s voice and opinions were to all the other hosts was hilarious….
    I remember a customer I had here in Bay Ridge bashing Rush (“Rush and George Brett were gay lovers”) and stating how she loved Lynn (out of nowhere….)…

    WABC Radio doesn’t even exist anymore….A controlled, corporate, boring, cardboard sounding mess…. Uggghhh!!!

    Curtis Sliwa commented on Lynn during the last hour of his show (970 The Apple) on Tuesday 12-27-11…Could someone post Sliwa’s comments here if they have it?

    Comment by Duane Quinn | January 1, 2012 | Reply

  26. would you happen to have mike feder’s Sirius/XM show from 12-17-2011 ?

    i’ve been recording his show since late 2004 and i missed that one due to a death in the family

    thank you for all these Lynn audio files

    Comment by ryan | January 1, 2012 | Reply

  27. Thank you so much for this. When I’m lonley and blue and need my Lynn fix,I will listen and remember the time I was happy.

    Comment by Susan Pharris | January 1, 2012 | Reply

  28. Two more great Lynn tributes here:

    Radio Executive Walter Sabo’s tribute to Lynn Samuels here:

    WABC Great Lionel’s tribute to Lynn Samuels here:

    Comment by Duane Quinn | January 1, 2012 | Reply

  29. If you listen to this mp3 link (from above):
    27 Dec 2011, Richard Bey/Alex Bennett Lynn Samuels Tribute Show

    Moronic radio host Alex Bennett groans about how Lynn “hated him”….

    This guy (Alex Bennett) is so disgusting sounding that I agee with with Lynn…
    I already hate this guy…..(after listening to this….).

    Comment by Duane Quinn | January 1, 2012 | Reply

  30. There’s an article in today’s Daily News about Lynn. I love the smile in this photo. I have this photo on my refrigerator. I am so thankful for the clips above – I didn’t realize how much I looked forward to hearing Lynn talk about ANYTHING. Unless XM/Sirius really gives me a good deal on the renewal next month, I’m not going to renew my subscription.

    Comment by wcpetmom | January 2, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you for this article link. I am in the midwest and wish I could’ve hear Lynn before Sirius. Yes, I could listen to her talk about ‘anything’ as well.

      Comment by Amy W | January 2, 2012 | Reply

  31. I just listened to Bob Grant and John Manelli. Waded through the first part. What an incredibly boring man Bob Grant is. And the difference between the way he handled callers and the way Lynn did. That was one of the things I loved about Lynn. She was passionately interested in what her callers had to say, even when she disagreed with them. You always knew she was listening to her callers. And she rarely cut them off. When I listened to Alex Bennett I could tell he was constantly fooling with his computer. He wasn’t listening to what the callers were saying, and would constantly ask them to repeat themselves. It’s one of the many things I find so annoying about him. But Lynn? She truly wanted to hear what callers had to say, and she engaged them in wonderful conversations.

    Comment by Arkinsaw | January 2, 2012 | Reply

  32. I am shocked & griefstricken. It’s like losing a good friend. RIP, Lynn.
    I am listening to her last show right now. Hug your loved ones. Cherish all things you hold close to your heart. How arrogant of us to assume the greatest things would last forever! Happy Trails, Lynn. 😦 pity the rest of us left behind without you making us laugh!

    Comment by JoAnne | January 2, 2012 | Reply

  33. thanks!

    Comment by Lisa Ham | January 2, 2012 | Reply

  34. Please join my Lynn Samuels Tribute Page on FB…Thank you.

    Comment by Dan S. White | January 2, 2012 | Reply

  35. Does anyone know why they put Lynn on weekend? Those guys at siriusXM broke her heart. Lots of us sent emails to get her back on Sirius Left. No more aggravation now, Lynn. RIP.

    Comment by JoAnne | January 2, 2012 | Reply

    • the reason they moved her off Sirius left was because of complaints they got from listeners from all the anti Obama (and other constant anti left pro conservative) comments

      she has a right to her opinions, they just don’t belong on a channel called Sirius “left”

      there are 50 million right wing channels for that

      Comment by hugo | January 3, 2012 | Reply

    • she said it herself. she was replaced because she was not an Obama fan and it was pissing people off in the afternoon.

      Comment by Bill | October 13, 2012 | Reply

  36. You will be missed Lynn, I loved your shows and who you were and your honesty!
    My sincerest Condolences to your family and close friends.
    May you rest in peace dear lady!

    From one of your avid listeners.

    Comment by flyarm | January 2, 2012 | Reply

  37. I enjoyed Alex Bennet on the tribute show. I know she did not like Alex, but he was a very difficult person to be friends with. I met him in San Francisco. I went down to his show. He was not very receptive to being friends. Maybe he had too many hangers on? But, it was interesting to hear what he had to say about Lynn. I only liked Alex in San Francisco, when he did a comedy type show and had comedians on who were his personal friends. Alex did mention Michael Savage. He is from San Francisco, but I stopped listening to him when he went off on an Italian Restaurant for making the pasta too al dente. I never did listen to him, but he would come on the radio and I would not turn him off, but after that I turned him off. Being Italian, I didn’t like Savage’s hate rant about pasta. I decided he was so insane there was no point in listening to him ever again. I did write to Lynn about this incident, and she did listen to me and reply as if I was important. One could never be mad at Lynn for long because she was so real, no matter what she said, she was a nice person. At some point she announced she was taking trip to England with Michael Savage. I don’t know what happened, but she did not go on the trip. I thought it would have been great if she went and then reported on her show about all the crazy things he did. Maybe he does crazy things on vacation like scream at waiters. If he did not like Italian food, I don’t think English food would have appealed to him much either. That would of made a good story, but I could not listen to his political views. But, I just wanted to post because people were posting that they don’t like Alex, but I think in terms of the gravity of the situation they are petty to not put aside any feeling about Alex and focus on Lynn. It’s not about Alex, it’s about Lynn.

    Comment by Laurel Davies (@tropicalthought) | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  38. Thank you for all the amazing shows you posted. Theyre such a treasure. I would love to hear I think its May 2011 when sirius took her to eekends. I would love to hear the show when she spoke her mind about it. I imagine she mustve been hurt and angry.
    Thanks, again

    Comment by Lisa | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  39. Wow, Lynn has been on weekends since May? I would like to hear her last show on Sirius Left and her first one on the weekend. Have her engineers posted anything? They must be in shock. I remember Garrett from before….and Jackie more recently. She loved those kids! She must be in heaven now chomping on her yogurt, shocked that Santorum is neck and neck with Romney….sad her lovey dovey Ron Paul came in 3’rd. I have started listening to her very last show and it is hard. So full of life. It is a shame. Hopefully, we can keep her spirit alive. Thanks to all of you. Billy posted a movie clip of Lynn on

    Comment by JoAnne | January 4, 2012 | Reply

  40. Love your tribute. Thank you for sharing. Another sad morning without our dear Lynn to share it.

    Comment by Shell-lay-lay | January 21, 2012 | Reply

  41. Lynn was a top notch entertainer. She was “Living the dream.”  She wasn’t making millions but she had found a great way to support herself without having to work. She was a natural. Everyone’s dream is to do what they love to do for a living. If you love what you do,  your not really working.  Me personally am still trying to figure out what it is I love to do besides writing a lot.
    I hadn’t written to lynn in months so I decided to do so around early January.  When she was on the air 5 days a week we emailed almost daily. She would say something on the air & I would comment on it via email. She often answered with a one or two sentence reply but occasionally she wrote a whole lengthy paragraph reply to my comment.  I understood she replied to a whole slew of emails everyday so I understood why she replied with such short emails.  She would always reply to my emails within 24 hours of me sending it to her.  Towards the end of January, I was surprised not to have received an email reply from Lynn.  She never took this long to reply to my emails. It is very difficult for me to listen to her show on Stars because of the time slot she was assigned  was very bad for my schedule so I was unable to listen. I had no idea what was going on with Lynn or her show.  I went to my Sirius app on my phone to see if I could now record the show since Sirius had just upgraded their iPhone app.  I did a “Lynn Samuels” search and her name came up.  I tapped on her show on my phone & it can up blank as far as getting show details.  I thought to myself, oh no, the suits have fired her again.  I was really upset by not seeing her show.  I did more research & found out she had passed away on Christmas Eve.  I can’t explain to you how my heart sank at that moment.  I thought back to all the times she would kid, usually at the end of the show, about how she would not wake up or she would get hit by a bus, otherwise she would be back the next day for the next show.  I am still in disbelief.   From time to time, since learning of her passing, I feel as if I can still  email her to tell her how much I miss her two hour show and that I hate it that I am unable to listen to her show on the weekends due to the time slot it’s in conflicting with my schedule.  Every time I think about sending her an email, I then suddenly realize, seconds later, that she has passed and that I can no longer express my opinion to her, I get that heart sinking feeling that I got when I initially read about her passing on Christmas Eve all over again.  I have had Sirius radio for many years.  The only thing I listened to on Sirius was Lynn Samuels.  The music channels are useless since you can get them all for free now via a multitude of new and old online, customizable music-streaming apps.  The only content worth listening to on Sirius radio are the talk shows, in my opinion.  Since I haven’t allowed myself to get hooked on any other Sirius host but Lynn, I will soon be canceling my subscription. Just in time now that I am being billed $23 a month instead of the $7.50 I was charged 5 years ago when I signed on to Sirius.  I had been holding out from canceling ever since Lynn got moved to weekends in hopes that she would return to a Monday through Friday slot. That will never happen now!   It is very sad that she didn’t go to the doctor to get a physical and to have her heart checked.  Just like Alex Bennet said,  had she gone to a doctor to get checked she would more than likely still be alive today. A sirius radio, other than for truckers & other long distance couriers, is useless these days.  You can stream everything on the internet now.
    Three or so years ago Lynn, out of the blue,  decided to send me something of hers.  It meant a lot to me that she did so. She sent me a collection of her personal cassette tapes of her shows from back in the WABC days.  I listened to them.  She was on top of her game then.  She was younger, spoke faster and  her voice was crisp as ever.  That was about 52 thousand cigarettes ago, so-to-speak, so it’s no wonder.  I too smoke so there is no room to criticize here.  I will miss her and her show. 

    Ken in Florida

    Comment by Ken | January 26, 2012 | Reply

  42. I just found out the sad news about Lynn. Since she went to weekends I rarely got to listen but looked for her this past Saturday and wondered why she wasn’t on. As I walked through Target yesterday I thought of her and made a mental note to go to her website and see what was up. Lynn was one of a kind and I will miss her candor and humor. Where ever she may be, I hope she is at peace.

    Comment by Kat in AZ | February 6, 2012 | Reply

  43. Just to say I still miss listening to Lynn! Missing her commentary on the election.

    Comment by Ray J | August 7, 2012 | Reply

  44. Yes, I am arriving late to the news of the passing of Ms. Samuels. I looked her up a few minutes ago to see if I could find her on Sirius and listen to that voice I loved so much. Imagine my shock. I will miss her, already do.

    Comment by Judy in MD | October 13, 2012 | Reply

  45. Wow I just found these. Thanks!

    Comment by David Hull | March 25, 2013 | Reply

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