Fri Mar 21 14:58:15 EDT 2008
I always thought it was too bad that Worcester never got to have the VHF
station it was originally intended to have, and that Channel 14 never really
got off the ground either. Worcester got wedged in there between the Boston
and Providence markets, unfortunately enhancing its long-held "second
WSMW Channel 27 gave it a good try some years later, and even had a
well-done local newscast. But when the Boston UHFs upped their power output
and new stations came on the air, that pretty much put the kibosh on that.
I don't know how well 27 is doing with its Spanish-language programming.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Vahey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Doug Drown" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Kevin Vahey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Sid Schweiger" <email@example.com>;
"(newsgroup) Boston-Radio-Interest" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: WMUR
> It is possible we visited both stations that night but my memory is
> that the radio board was adjacent to the film chains of 14. The TV
> studio such as it was consisted of one camera that said WWLP on it.
> On 3/21/08, Doug Drown <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Kevin: I don't mean to contradict you, but I'm not too sure about that .
>> . the WSRS studio was, and is, on the left going up Asnebumskit Hill,
>> I remember the WWOR/WJZB building being near the top, at the end of the
>> road, where the transmitter was. I thought --- maybe I'm wrong --- that
>> WJZB building was originally the edifice John Shepard built for the
>> Network's experimental FM station back in the early '40s. Maybe Donna
>> clear this up. -Doug
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Kevin Vahey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: "Sid Schweiger" <email@example.com>
>> Cc: "(newsgroup) Boston-Radio-Interest"
>> Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 1:46 PM
>> Subject: Re: WMUR
>> >I am pretty certain that WJZB Channel 14 used that studio at one point
>> > as WSRS shared studios with WJZB In the mid 60's.
>> > My Dad took me there one night around 1964.
>> > On 3/21/08, Sid Schweiger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> >>I understand that the Telegram & Gazette put in for channel 5 in
>> >> >>Worcester
>> >> but I'm not sure if they got as far as the CP...<<
>> >> I can confirm that. As a former CE of WSRS (while Norman Knight owned
>> >> it,
>> >> and long before the Paxton building was remodeled), I was once
>> >> rummaging
>> >> through some old files and came across the original blueprint for the
>> >> building. Right above the front entrance door, where "WSRS" was
>> >> displayed
>> >> for many years, was the call sign "WTAG-TV."
>> >> WSRS was, of course, originally WTAG-FM. The T&G sold it off when
>> >> they
>> >> decided that FM was going nowhere (brilliant decision, that)...and as
>> >> late
>> >> as the early 1980s, when WSRS was the undisputed ratings leader in the
>> >> then-separate-from-Boston Worcester market, the GM of WTAG was telling
>> >> people that FM wasn't a factor in the market.
>> >> Sid Schweiger
>> >> IT Manager, Entercom New England
>> >> WAAF/WEEI/WEEI-FM/WKAF
>> >> WMKK/WRKO/WVEI/WVEI-FM
>> >> 20 Guest St / 3d Floor
>> >> Brighton MA 02135-2040
>> >> P: 617-779-5369
>> >> F: 617-779-5379
>> >> E: email@example.com
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