Worcester's Channel 5 allocation

Mark Laurence marklaurence@mac.com
Mon Jul 24 20:11:46 EDT 2006

On Jul 23, 2006, at 11:39 PM, A. Joseph Ross wrote:

> I remember knowing about WJBZ and looking for it when my parent
> bought a new TV with a UHF tuner some time in 1966 or 67, but by then
> it was gone.

When I was a kid, my father took me on a visit to the WJZB facility  
on Asnebumskit Hill in Paxton.  Their days of newscasts were long  
gone, but the studio still remained, and they still had the graphics  
for weather forecast from the final broadcast.  Someone stored their  
motorboat in the middle of the studio.  At that time they were down  
to about a 4 hour broadcast day.  Somehow they had the rights to NBC  
News to start the day at 6:30 PM.  Then they would show ancient  
syndicated TV shows, some from Australia, repeating the exact same  
episodes two nights in a row.  I only remember one commercial ever  
broadcast on the station, for Chef Boy-Ar-Dee.  Sometime around 10  
PM, they signed off, and I don't think they broadcast on weekends at  

Here's a webpage of WJZB history:  http://www.geocities.com/Athens/ 

I never thought I'd see that logo again.  :)


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