WCRB-FM Stereo

Richard Chonak rac@gabrielmass.com
Sat Nov 22 19:28:14 EST 2003

RBB wrote:
> 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. 
> 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.

It must have caught on, as 'GBH and 'CRB conducted similar joint BSO broadcasts
on a regular basis in the '70s.  Each one would start with an audio check of
the four channels so that the listener could confirm correct speaker placement.


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