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RE: Dead FM Broadcasting Technologies

I still have several SQ-encoded albums from Columbia Records.
Interestingly, when played on a Dolby Digital 5.1 receiver with it in Pro
Logic mode, the rear channels come through ok on some songs.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> [mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org]On Behalf Of Rod
> O'Connor
> Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 7:20 PM
> To: Hakim Madjid
> Cc: boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> Subject: Re: Dead FM Broadcasting Technologies
> What about the old Matrix-encoded Quadrophonic FM broadcasts?
> I remember back in 1974/75 while I was stationed in NYCity  WRFM 105.1
> (Run by Bonneville back then with Beautiful/EZL
> Music; It's now Chancellor's WTJM) would have an hour of quadrophonic
> music between 8-9PM. I don't know what other Boston stations aside from
> WCRB also featured any version of the quad. broadcasts back then.
> Quadrophonic FM Stereo sure didn't last long. I bought a Realistic
> Quadrophonic FM Receiver in 1977 at a close-out sale at the Radio Shack
> in Orono, ME for $100.  There were no quadrophonic broadcasts here in
> Maine at that time. It was just a nice receiver with lots of buttons and
> good FM sensitivity, and cheap!  I gave the receiver to my folks when I
> got transferred to the Aleutian Islands. They used it for a few years
> before it died.  Never did get a chance to hear anything in Quadrophonic
> Stereo. As I recall, it had buttons for both the Matrix and another
> quadrophonic sytem SQ or HQ or something??? I forget now.
> It was 25 years ago!!
> Rod O'Connor
> Southwest Harbor, Maine