A fun trivia question
A. Joseph Ross
Sun May 6 00:36:15 EDT 2007
On 5 May 2007 at 23:15, Rick Kelly wrote:
> WTRY was sold in '55. I don't think WTRY dropped CBS. It was the other
> way around, with Lowell Thomas, part owner of WROW, pulling some
> strings to move CBS over there.
This makes sense, too, because at the same time, WROW-TV, Channel 41,
became a CBS affiliate, putting WTRY's sister station, WTRI, Channel
45, off the air for lack of an affiliate.
> I don't know who invented the Color Radio moniker. I
> thought it was Chuck Blore, but maybe he stole it from somewhere else.
> I don't beleive WTRY was using color radio until they bought that
> jingle package (in '58?) - but not sure.
I don't think WTRY was using Color Radio in 1958. We moved back to
the Boston area in 1957, but I discovered that I could hear WPTR at
night, and I was listening at that time, and they were doing Color
Radio at that time. One of their gimmicks was to somehow
electronically convert colors into sounds. They'd play a sound and
ask listeners to guess what color it was. So they actually did have
color radio, I guess.
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