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Re: CJAD, what if.........
- Subject: Re: CJAD, what if.........
- From: "'A. Joseph Ross'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 00:03:51 -0500 (EST)
On Sat, 14 Mar 1998, PETER GEORGE, N1GGP wrote:
> If I were CJAD's parent company, I would make a deal to switch to
> CBM/940's soon-to-be decommisioned facility, once CBM makes the final
> curtain on AM. With a little bit of TLC and some badly needed processing,
> 940 would be a monster for CJAD. The 800 facility could be sold to a
> station that needs an upgrade of their signal. Nothing would be wasted.
> Just a thought !!!
And if I'd gotten an idea like that, I'd tell it to them.
I told this story a couple of years ago when I appeared on LTAR, about how
I was a teenage unpaid radio consultant. Back in the late 50s, WBZ-FM was
signing on at 5:00 PM, running classical music until midnight, and then
signing off. I called WBZ one day with the suggestion that during the
day, the simulcast the AM programs. They said they'd look into it. A
couple of weeks later, they were doing it. That sure made me feel like
one powerful 15-year-old!
A year or two later, WKOX-FM came on the air and did somewhat the same
thing, signing on at 4:30 PM, playing classics and show tunes until
midnight. So I called them and made the same suggestion. A week or two
later, they, too, were doing it.
I don't know whether there was such a thing as radio consultants back
then. I certainly didn't know about them. I just liked radio and had a
teenager's certainty that I knew better than experienced adults. Since
neither station apparently had thought of the idea before I called them,
maybe I did.
I rather doubt, today, that a teenage listener's suggestion would have
much of a chance of being listened to. Or even reaching someone with the
power to give it serious consideration.
A. Joseph Ross, J.D. 617.367.0468
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Boston, MA 02108-2503 http://world.std.com/~lawyer/