WMEX 50 KW DA days

Dale H. Cook
Sun May 7 08:46:49 EDT 2006

At 11:39 PM 5/6/2006, Robert S Chase wrote:

>I think when WMEX was at the Quincy transmitter site (where the bank 
>complex is now) it was 50 KW DA days, power reduction at night.

At the old Quincy site WMEX was 50 kW days and 5 kW nights. Some 
years ago I discussed the Quincy array with John H. Garabedian (now 
host of the sat program Open House Party), who was, from 1969 to 1971 
IIRC, afternoon drive jock, Program Director and Chief Engineer at WMEX.

I was fairly new to broadcasting at that time (I entered the field in 
1969), and enjoyed what John did at WMEX. He positioned the station 
as "The New Music Authority" and played music that the RKO stations 
(under Bill Drake) did not. John also started the 5 PM hour each 
weekday with a 30-minute music sweep called "Silence Is Golden," 
introduced by a snippet from the Tremeloes' recording of that song. 
John's repositioning of the station ended in 1971 when Max Richmond 
died and his brother Dick took over.

Dale H. Cook, Chief Engineer, Centennial Broadcasting, 
Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA - WZZI / WZZU / WLNI / WLEQ 

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