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Re: Correction WLBZ(Re: WZON)
There has been an urban legend at Fenway Park that King bought the
station to insure the Sox would stay on radio in Bangor.
On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 12:52PM -0500, Chuckigo@att.net wrote:
> Cooper wrote:
>>> I was always told that the calls for WZON were WLBZ... <<
> WLBZ (AM 620) was owned by Maine Broadcasting, along with WCSH (AM 970)
> and the
> affiliated TV stations (WLBZ & WCSH). i know that until at least
> December of
> 1980 the calls were WLBZ. i was at WCSH radio while still in the Navy
> Brunswick) and we shared feeds and features with WLBZ. (patch cords to
> and feed tapes for long-form programs)
> they were Z-62 (and noted as such with Mighty John Marshall in the
> Stephen King early stories). Eastman Radio bought WCSH in late 1980,
> flipped to The Music of Your Life, 970 WYNZ, Valentine's day, 1981.
> not sure
> what happened to WLBZ at that point, or how long they remained with
> Mr. King bought AM 620 in the early 80's (82 or 83) as i can
> vividly recall
> Bruce Stevens, then doing mornings at WGAN, and his quick wit referring
> to Mr.
> King's scariest book yet... the Spring Bangor ARB.
> - -Chuck