Music Till Dawn on WEEI
Sat Feb 23 21:48:18 EST 2008

Dan I have the same vague recollection that it was on WBZ at one point
but I remember it most being on WEEI.

I believe the reason the radio networks didn't use network lines for
programming after midnight was to save money with AT&T long lines.
Network overnight news didn't start until the mid 70's and telco costs
may have been the reason. With TV you had to call AT&T with a good
night every single day even though the line was always active.

As late as 1975 the only national overnight show was actually a 3
station network with KSL WHAS and WBAL. It orginated at KSL and was
rebroadcast by the other 2. Herb Jepco sound right?

On 2/23/08, Dan.Strassberg <> wrote:
> 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).
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> From: "Kevin Vahey" <>
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> 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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