Network newscasts on Boston radio

Scott Fybush
Thu Jun 2 13:53:45 EDT 2005

At 01:27 PM 6/2/2005 -0400, Garrett Wollman wrote:
><<On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 12:29:25 -0400, Scott Fybush <> said:
> > I think WBZ still uses AP news audio as well. I know we did when I worked
> > there, and I don't think it went away when the switch to CBS came along 
> (at
> > which point we got rid of the CNN service.)
>There's something going on with CBS vs. ABC at 'BZ.  When there's a
>big national story, they tend to alternate between ABC and CBS; I
>wonder if it has to do with when "ABC News Special Report" gets fed
>versus "CBS News Update" and how that integrates with 'BZ's clock.

That may well be. Back in my day (geezer that I am :-), ABC did special 
reports at :30:30 past the hour, CBS at :31:00. I think the ABC :30:30's 
became a regular hourly service after 9/11, but I'm not certain...


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