WMTW-TV & WFXT In "Welcome To Mooseport"

Andy Soule ka1mvk@hotmail.com
Sun Feb 22 12:46:50 EST 2004

"Private Parts" was a Documentary...:-)

Pet Sematary has a scene where they are watching the news, and it is Thom
Hallock on WLBZ-2 in Bangor, Maine.  He was a real reporter there at the

Many of  Stephen Kings books have refernces to real people and radio
stations in Maine.  Chuck Foster, Mighty John, Bobby Russell who worked at
Kings station years ago are all in books somewhere.  I am sure there are
others I have forgotten.  I think WBLM was in one book, but forget which.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Lehmann" <jjlehmann@comcast.net>
To: <bri@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 8:15 PM
Subject: RE: WMTW-TV & WFXT In "Welcome To Mooseport"

> Howard Stern's movie "Private Parts" had several real stations. 106.9
> WCCC Hartford, 107.1 in Westchester, NY, 660 WNBC New York, 101.1 WWDC
> Washington, DC, and 106.7 WWWW Detroit come to mind. There could have
> been more.
> Jeff Lehmann
> Hanson, MA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: boston-radio-interest-bounces@rolinin.BostonRadio.org
> [mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@rolinin.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf
> Of Mark Watson
> Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 7:55 PM
> To: boston-radio-interest@rolinin.BostonRadio.org
> Subject: WMTW-TV & WFXT In "Welcome To Mooseport"
>     This afternoon I saw the movie "Welcome To Mooseport" which opened
> on
> Friday. The movie is set in the fictional town of Mooseport, Maine. The
> movie stars Gene Hackman as a former US President and Ray Romano as the
> local hardware store owner and handyman. They both end up running
> against
> each other for mayor. Among the fictional media that follow the campaign
> are
> 2 real New England TV stations: WMTW (Channel 8 Poland Springs ME) and
> (Channel 25 Boston). I didn't see a WFXT Fox 25 mike flag or news truck
> (may
> have been in the background) but WMTW was more visible. There was a Ford
> Explorer with the WMTW logo parked on the street and shown in one scene.
> There was also a scene that showed someone watching TV and an actress
> portraying a WMTW reporter was doing a live report, the Channel 8 logo
> in
> the bottom right corner, but her mike flag showed "TVNN".
>    The credits at the end of the movie mentioned WFXT Fox 25 & WMTW
> Channel
> 8 used with permission.
>    Last year, the movie "Bruce Almighty" featured WKBW-TV (Channel 7
> Buffalo) and it's "Eyewitness News". Any other movies in recent years
> that
> come to mind that featured real New England or Northeast US TV or radio
> stations?
> Mark Watson

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