Worcester's Channel 5 allocation (was Re: MyTV joins MyNetwork)

SteveOrdinetz hykker@grolen.com
Mon Jul 24 07:22:53 EDT 2006

  Doug Drown wrote:
>  And
>Worcester itself, by the early '70s, saw the advent of State Mutual's WSMW
>Channel 27 (now WUNI), which seemed to have done modestly well for several
>years as an indie with local newscasts and programming.  If WJZB had hung in
>there a little longer, it might have made it.

Didn't 27 experiment with some sort of pay-tv system where the signal was 
scrambled and you needed  a decoder at one point in the mid-late 70s?  If 
you tried to watch without the decoder you got out-of-sync video, and an 
audio track that was a pitch for the pay service.

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