WJIB sign on

Doug Drown revdoug1@verizon.net
Mon Nov 17 23:15:05 EST 2008

WTAG-FM was purchased by Knight Quality from the Telegram & Gazette around 
1966 and became WSRS ("Worcester's Stereo Radio Station"), the first 
"beautiful music" station in central New England.   It was a shortsighted, 
and exceedingly dumb, move on the part of the T&G, as it didn't take long 
for WSRS to become a big hit.

Ironically, as we know, the T&G was sold to the San Francisco Chronicle in 
the 1980s and WTAG itself wound up being purchased by Knight.  The two 
stations have been under the same roof on Asnebumskit Hill ever since.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Vahey" <kvahey@comcast.net>
To: "Doug Drown" <revdoug1@verizon.net>
Cc: <bri@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: WJIB sign on

>I remember very well when beautiful music was the selling point for FM
> in the mid 60's.
> WKOX-FM was the station that started the trend and then WJIB blew them
> out of the water.
> WKOX-FM then went top 40 in the late 60's and morphed into WVBF.
> On 11/17/08, Doug Drown <revdoug1@verizon.net> wrote:
>> Wow, does THAT bring back memories . . . there aren't many of those
>> "beautiful music" stations around anymore.
>> That rendition of "Ebb Tide" was so soothing I could have sat here, had 
>> my
>> teeth drilled and wouldn't have cared.
>> -Doug
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Kevin Vahey" <kvahey@comcast.net>
>> To: <bri@bostonradio.org>
>> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 3:02 PM
>> Subject: WJIB sign on
>>> It is getting a little scary about what one can find on youtube
>>> This should settle who owned WJIB at the beginning
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxMJ_qRm3sQ

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