And from Cape Cod.....

A. Joseph Ross
Wed Oct 4 01:06:17 EDT 2006

On 3 Oct 2006 at 16:13, Doug Drown wrote:

> We don't get WBUR up here in Maine, of course (except perhaps through
> the Web --- I haven't checked). But the discussion about competition
> between news/talk stations raises a question I thought about the other
> day: Why was WITS (the late '70s reincarnation of WMEX as a news/talk
> outlet) a failure?  This was at a time when such formats, offered
> 24/7, were something of an innovation.
I seem to remember reading something about the station having 
contracted to carry Red Sox games, and part of the contract required 
them to have their studios in a location near Fenway Park, all at 
some expense, and then the Red Sox switched to another station.

As I recall, it was about the same time that the Red Sox TV coverage 
moved to channel 38.  My father, who was a big sports fan, was quite 
pissed at the change because in Bedford, where my parents lived, 
neither channel 38 nor WITS came in very well.  My father's comment 
was that he didn't understand what a big league team was doing on 
minor league stations.

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