Music Till Dawn on WEEI
Sat Feb 23 18:40:46 EST 2008
I forgot that CBS also owned KMOX AM TV in St Louis. In any event CBS
did own WBAY in Green Bay for a few years. Once CBS lost the rights to
carry Packers games they sold it.
On 2/23/08, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> Scott will jump in if I misrembered this
> I *think* the rules were 5 TV 6 AM and 6 FM stations were the most one
> owner could have.
> CBS had AM outlets in NY LA Chicago Philadelphia San Francisco and
> Boston. When they bought a station in Dallas they had to sell WEEI and
> they were sold to Papa Gino's pizza.
> TV they owned NY LA Chicago Philadelphia and Green Bay. Green Bay???????
> What I was told years ago was they did want to buy Channel 5 and 850
> but the Herald never had a license to sell. They bought Green Bay to
> hold the 5th slot until the Herald won the court case which never
> happened. They wanted nothing to do with WCVB because they feared too
> many preemptions of the network. CBS was so desperate in 1971 they
> were looking into buying WXPO Channel 50 and printed a rather lengthy
> booklet about doing so. They wanted to move 50 to FM128 but the idea
> fizzled. CBS wanted nothing to do with RKO General but finally went
> back to 7.
> On 2/23/08, Doug Drown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > This raises a good question. To my knowledge --- correct me if I'm
> > wrong --- ALL of CBS' O&Os were 50 kw stations except WEEI. Why didn't
> > ever try to change that situation? For example, they might have tried to
> > buy WHDH (with WHDH-TV thrown in for good measure). Was such a move ever
> > considered? Seems to me it would have been smart strategically.
> > -Doug
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dan.Strassberg" <email@example.com>
> > To: "Kevin Vahey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "(newsgroup)
> > <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:47 PM
> > Subject: Re: Music Till Dawn on WEEI
> > > I'm pretty sure that, at some point, Music 'Till Dawn was on WBZ. Most
> > > of the CBS O&Os were 50 kW (WCBS, WCAU, WTOP, WCCO. KMOX, KCBS, KNX),
> > > but the old WEEI 590 was not. American Airlines loved those big
> > > skywave signals and when they got the chance, they moved the Boston
> > > show to, arguably, the biggest nighttime signal of all (in the US).
> > >
> > > -----
> > > Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> > > eFax 1-707-215-6367
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Kevin Vahey" <email@example.com>
> > > To: "(newsgroup) Boston-Radio-Interest"
> > > <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 2:40 PM
> > > Subject: Music Till Dawn on WEEI
> > >
> > >
> > >>I just did I search on 'Music Till Dawn' on google. It appears the
> > >>show
> > >> started on the CBS owned stations in 1953 and was sponsored by
> > >> American
> > >> Airlines. It was unusual as it had a classical format. It appears
> > >> that it
> > >> also showed up in some markets on non CBS stations. It lasted until
> > >> 1970
> > >> when CBS then pulled the plug at WCBS to go to all news.
> > >
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