Boston radio coverage of Pres. Ford's death

Steve Ordinetz
Wed Dec 27 09:21:45 EST 2006

Did any of the music stations do anything?  I'd guess not...I recall when
Ike died (1969?) WRKO dropped all contesting for a day, went to a more
subdued presentation & seemed to focus on the more AC-ish stuff on the
current chart.  A little different situation though...WRKO's audience at
the time likely had at least some memory of Ike's presidency, where to
anyone under 40 today Ford was only someone they read about in history
class.  I feel old.

> I was listening to WTKK tonight about 11:50 pm ("best of Laura Ingraham")
> when suddenly there was an announcement: a special report
> from CNN. They joined it mid-sentence and the first bit I caught was
> something like "moving from the Vice President's house into the White
> House" and then "...controversial pardon" and I
> knew then that Jerry Ford had passed. About 5 minutes later, WBZ's Paul
> Sullivan mentioned it and I
> believe Steve Leveille did the first couple hours of his show on the
> subject.

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