WCRB-FM Stereo

RBB oldradio@earthlink.net
Sat Nov 22 13:16:40 EST 2003

> > But who was the first FM station to brodcast in stereo in Boston?
> >WCRB was probably the first in Boston to broadcast FM >multiplex

In the 1950's, WCRB-FM did a stereo simulcast with WGBH-FM of a Boston
Symphony Orchestra concert as an "experiment" so the listener could
experience "sound-around" stereo as if seated in the concert hall.  The late
Bill Busick put the technical audio together for WGBH, there were four or
more microphones suspended in Symphony Hall.  Listeners had to have two FM
stereo radios, one tuned to 'GBH the other to 'CRB, with speakers in four
corners of the living room,  and "voila" - surround-stereo (without
commercials).  It was a big deal at the time, thanks to the creative
thinking of Bill Busick and perhaps there was only one (maybe two)
performances to experiment dual station stereo.

Russ Butler  oldradio@earthlink.net

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