Dick Summer reveals the REAL father of classic rock radio inBoston

A. Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Aug 2 00:28:38 EDT 2006

On 1 Aug 2006 at 9:42, Doug Drown wrote:

> WPTR became the Capital District's ABC affiliate in the mid-'50s, as
> you attest, but by the time I started listening to Top 40 it was
> independent. WOKO had left Mutual and had gone to ABC.  WPTR rejoined
> ABC --- American Contemporary Radio, more properly --- around 1968
> when the old network was split into thirds.
We moved from Albany to Bedford, MA in May 1957.  Sometime that fall 
I discovered that I could hear WPTR at night in Bedford.  By that 
time, they had adopted a new top-40 format similar to WMEX, complete 
with "The New WPTR" and "color radio" slogans, and had ditched ABC.

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