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Re: [RE: A Providence TV Question.] (response to old discussion)

It appears I never forwarded the answer onto the list (in cleaning up
mail recently I came across the messages, not marked as forwarded), so
here's the original question as passed to me (in case the context has
been lost in the intervening month) and my father's response (he was
the Chief Engineer at WJAR-TV when it first launched): I'm not on the
list, and probably not personally interested in any followup, but as
my father indicates in his response, you can send followup questions
directly to him at the enclosed address.


   Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 21:59:23 -0400 (EDT)
   From: Garrett Wollman <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
   To: Donna Halper <dlh@donnahalper.com>
   Cc: boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org, "Michael A. Patton" <map@pobox.com>
   Subject: [RE: A Providence TV Question.]

   <<On Thu, 15 Jun 2000 20:39:20 -0400, Donna Halper <dlh@donnahalper.com> said:

   > Yeah, but this was the local TV Guide.  Until mid 1953, we had our own 
   > locally owned and produced TV Guide, called naturally, "The New England TV 
   > Guide."  It had stories about local personalities like Dick Tucker and 
   > Louise Morgan, and news of the stations in the region.  Thus, I would tend 
   > to take fairly seriously  that WJAR was indeed channel 11 till sometime in 
   > mid 1953.

   As it turns out, I know someone who Ought To Know the true answer to
   this question (cc'ed).

   Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 17:19:25 -0400
   From: bill patton <billylp@sneplanet.com>
   To: MIKE <map@pobox.com>
   Subject: CHANNEL 11

       I'M frustrated.  I wrote a long article about the early days of
   New England television and the computer ate it. We were on channel 11
   for nearly 4 years.  I'll try  to find the message or redo it.

       You may give out my e mail to your friends.