Memories of John Garabedian and V-66...

Steve Ordinetz
Mon Jun 18 14:57:38 EDT 2007

Kevin Vahey <> wrote:

> Something often overlooked when thinking back to WMEX roaring back in
> 1971 under Garabedian is that it drove WBZ out of the Top 40 wars when
> they decided to go MOR and attack WHDH.
> WBZ wound up forcing WHDH to switch to a more Top 40 format and then
> the station struck gold with the best ongoing promotion this city ever
> saw in radio "cash call"

WBZ dropped Top 40 in early 1968 as a reaction to WRKO's success.  John
Garabedian had nothing to do with it.

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