Mentioning the Competition's Call Letters???

Doug Drown
Sat Feb 12 15:53:49 EST 2005

One of WGY's newscasters --- I can't remember who, but I heard it --- 
introduced the hourly CBS newscast as an NBC newscast shortly after the
station switched networks in 1988 or '89.  It had been with NBC for over 60


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean Smyth" <>
To: "Donna Halper" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: Mentioning the Competition's Call Letters???

> On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 13:42:24 +0000, Donna Halper wrote:
> > I could be wrong (wouldn't be the first time!) but didn't Bill Lawrence
> > work for WEEI a long time ago?
> Indeed. He worked for WEEI at least until the sports changeover in 1991.
He may
> have stuck around awhile afterward doing hourly news updates (which they
> had in the early days). Some other guys at the time were retained as
> (Bill Lee comes to mind) after the flop. Was WEEI union then? Maybe they
had to
> keep those guys on to fulfill the contract.
> > I have heard a number of d.j.'s mistakenly
> > use the call letters of a former station out of habit-- I recall in the
> > 60s when Jefferson Kaye left WBZ for WKBW in Buffalo, and his first
> > on the air, he used the WBZ call letters several times, and got really
> > upset with himself when he did!
> I've done it a number of times, albeit on a much smaller level (with a lot
> listeners).
> Live radio; gotta love it.

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