Memories of John Garabedian and V-66...

Roger Kirk
Sat Jun 16 09:01:55 EDT 2007

It was to confuse WMEX - they were programming music to cover our news 
slots.  It was based on the concept that news was a tune-out (legally 
required, but a tune-out).  Personally, I failed to see the major 
earth-shattering importance, either.

A. Joseph Ross wrote:
> On 15 Jun 2007 at 15:10, Roger Kirk wrote:
>> The news wars were funny.  They streamlined the news and went to a
>> "secret, hush-hush" two-day rotation, so that outside of drive time,
>> the news was not always in the same hour e.g. if it were at 7:40, 9:40
>> and 11:40 on one day, the next day it would be at 6:40, 8:40 and 10:40
>> the next.  It was intimated that letting this cat out of the bag was
>> tantamount to treason and subject to instant excommunication.
> I don't get it.  Why is it a good think for the listener not to be 
> able to find when the news is on? 

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