WCRB-FM Stereo

Hakim Madjid hmadjid@yahoo.com
Tue Nov 25 11:13:12 EST 2003

--- Eli Polonsky <elipolo@earthlink.net> wrote:

> I recall that there was a series of rock concerts in
> the early 70's
> in which the front two channels were broadcast on
> WBCN, the two
> rear channels were broadcast on WGBH, and the
> picture (mostly shots
> of the bands performance superimposed over swirling
> "psychedelic"
> graphics) was on PBS-TV, I think it was Ch. 44
> rather than Ch. 2.
> WBCN even had an on-air "match up" service to help
> listeners in the
> same towns join their stereo and video systems
> together (and make
> little parties of it). This was back when "FM
> underground" rock
> stations performed such hippie-era services as "ride
> boards", etc..
> If I recall correctly, some of the bands that may
> have appeared on
> this short-lived series included the Jefferson
> Airplane, Santana,
> The Grateful Dead, and Pink Floyd.
You've jogged my memory - yea I remember the WBCN quad
broadcasts with TV simulcasts, and the match-up
service. I guess with the ch 44 simulcast, you could
say this was an early form of home theater.

73, de Hakim (N1ZFF)

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