WMUR turns 50

Kevin Vahey kvahey@tmail.com
Fri Feb 6 01:22:35 EST 2004

I could remind them of an ugly newcast at 11 back in 1968

The newsman back then devised the perfect way to have an affair, he 
would tape the Friday night 11 PM news at 7

One night the trusty AMPEX 1000 failed and the news was shown at 11 with 
audio and his picture on a color slide.

Oh and in the meantime Russia had invaded the Czechs.

Another night ABC in NY called asking if we had footage on a plane crash 
in W Lebanon, NH. I replied "what plane crash?"

How United Broadcasting ever kept that license is one of the great 
mysteries of NE broadcasting.

On Fri, 6 Feb 2004 1:13am, Eli Polonsky wrote:
>>  From: SteveOrdinetz <steveord@bit-net.com>
>>  To: bri@bostonradio.org
>>  Subject:    Re: WMUR turns 50
>>  Had forgotten all about Clyde & Willie Mae Joy, but you're right...no 
>> Uncle
>>  Gus was a serious oversight...probably the biggest "celebrity" the 
>> station
>>  had.  News reporters come and go, but 'most every boomer who grew up
>>  within range of Channel 9 knows who Uncle Gus is.
> Even not necessarily in range. I sure remember positioning the "rabbit 
> ears"
> for the least snowy picture I could manage in Cambridge for Uncle Gus, 
> and
> more of the excellent original early Max Fleischer "Popeye" cartoons 
> than
> any Boston TV station aired.
> Eli Polonsky

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