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Re: FW: Oops 7/4...and WRKO!

To All:

#1) ARS has trashed WRKO, no question about....

However, I think that having 1260/WNAC=680/WRKO is not going to compute
with the vast majority of listeners ('BZ had no frequency or call letter
changes {WBZA not withstanding} since NARBA, and many more people will

Most people will say FOX64 when you ask "Have you heard of WNAC?"

On this _one_ idea, I think 'RKO is probably not wrong _not_ having an
anniversary (at least not 75 years)

Question, how (in general) would you time-line a station?

Since 680's ownership has changed many times, would not the start date of
WLAW be the more accurate place to start

(Should 92.9 WBOS be traced back to W67B?, which was BZ-FM's first home,
and 92.9 as their first FM station on the current band?)

(Should WJMN do one back to 'HDH-FM?, or BCN back to thier "actual" start
time, and not their 1968 "Rock" beginnings?)

See my point?

Hope I'm not sounding upset, I'm just offering another "side" to the

Paul Hopfgarten
Derry NH

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> From: BUMP MARTIN <LJNF40D@prodigy.com>
> To: rkirk@mail1.videoserver.com;
> Subject: Re: FW: Oops 7/4...and WRKO!
> Date: Thursday, July 10, 1997 4:41 PM
> What a riot!
> ...and who the hell is this Sarah Wight (@wrko.com)????  (Obviously
> someone who has no value for WRKO's heritage...)
> Gee, why do they have a mailbox "feedback@wrko.com" if they really have
> NO respect for the thoughts, opinion and 'feedback' of the listeners....
> !!
> I guess she takes a lot of pride in job....and her station.....
> If you have the original post....you should send them along to "The
> Inside Track", Susan Bickelhaupt and Dean Johnson.....alontg with a
> letter saying that you sent this to the 'feedback' address at WRKO....
> and this is what you got for a response.  
> I would love to see the Globe or Herald do a story on how badly WRKO is
> trying to bring down their demo's..and that this is a trend of many
> older-leaning stations...i.e... Michael Jackson at KABC, Jerry Williams,
> IGNORING their Anniversary!
> BTW...with all the changes at WRKO from Jeff Katz, to the Two Chicks, to
> the inclusion of foul language...to 'modernized' liners...and Howie
> Carr's Stern wannabe approach...They haven't done anything to raise
> their 25-54 numbers to any significant extent.  
> Donna siad she spoke to John Gehron and said he was a 'pretty nice guy'.
>  I hear good things about him as well.....and he was brought to American
> Radio to run their Boston operation.  You may remember him bringing in
> Phyllis Levy as the host of 'Sex Talk' in the evenings.  I had high
> hopes for his influence on their stations.  
> But apparentyly he is keeping a 'low-profile'...becuase I haven't seen
> him make his mark on the Boston operation....and I haven't seen anyone
> attribute anything happenning there to him.  
> BM
> -------- REPLY, Original message follows --------
> > Date: Wednesday, 09-Jul-97 01:51 PM
> > 
> > From: Roger Kirk               \ Internet:    (rkirk@mail1.videoserver
> .com)
> > 
> > As you can see, WRKO really doesn't even care?
> > 
> >  ----------
> > From:  Sarah Wight[SMTP:sarah@wrko.com]
> > Sent:  Wednesday, July 09, 1997 9:35 AM
> > To:  RKirk
> > Subject:  Re: Oops 7/4
> > 
> > I think you have too much time on your hands
> > 
> >  ----------