Is WBZ AM-TV the only AM combo left in NE

Kevin Vahey
Mon Nov 17 14:14:55 EST 2008


Kaiser-Globe owned the station when WJIB was launched in 1967. GE
bought KFOG and WJIB several years later.

If I recall Kaiser owned TV stations in Boston, Detroit, Cleveland,
San Francisco and Philadelphia. WKBD in Detroit was by far the most
successful and ran a popular news-interview show by Lou Gordon that
ran on all Kaiser outlets.

WKBG made a huge blunder when they dropped the Bruins in 1967-8 in
favor of the Celtics and WSBK picked up the Bruins which made 38 a
must see channel thanks to Bobby Orr.

Kaiser then merged with Field Broadcasting in Chicago who owned WFLD.
That is when the calls were changed to WLVI.

Field Broadcasting was liquidated because of nasty family dispute and
WKBS in Philadelphia went dark as they couldn't get a buyer.

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