Gary LaPierre Wraps Up 42 Years At WBZ

Doug Drown
Sun Dec 31 23:29:52 EST 2006

Donna:  In addition to the Yankee Network sounder that you mentioned, when I
was a teenager the Yankee Network played a somewhat embellished instrumental
of the first and second lines of "Yankee Doodle" as the intro to its
newscasts.  Was that a tradition with the network, or was it something that
was done only during its final years?


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From: "Donna Halper" <>
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Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Gary LaPierre Wraps Up 42 Years At WBZ

> At 04:10 PM 12/31/2006, you wrote:
> >Well I still can not get over that Carl Moore and The Beantown
> >Matinee are no longer on the air (original WEEI); and Ray Dorey with
> >The Park Squares (Original WHDH).
> Ah but at least one member of the original Park Squares, Don Alessi,
> is still alive and even though he's around 90, he still
> performs.   Had lunch with him a few months ago and he looked
> great!  Jess Cain has been ill, but he too is still with us, and I
> have some rare photos of him from the 50s and 60s.  But too bad so
> few pieces of audio (or even video for that matter) remain of some of
> our legendary broadcasters-- Big Brother Bob Emery spanned the
> decades from the early 1920s right up to the early 70s, yet if
> anybody has a kinescope of him, I haven't found one.  I have one of
> his phonograph records from 1926 (!) but not much else.  I do have
> pictures of Ray Dorey and a couple of his 78s.  Carl Moore-- he got
> started circa 1932 with "Beantown Varieties" and I have a photo of
> him at the piano.  Photos I have.  Sound, I have not.  And what about
> the old Yankee Network-- I have their sounder:  "News while it IS
> news, the Yankee Network is on the air," and I think a few old
> newscasts are out there somewhere...

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