The importance of local talk radio
Mon Nov 24 12:17:45 EST 2008
Philadelphia teneded to feed NY...folks like George Michael and the
aforementioned Jim Nettleton "graduated" from WFIL and went to WABC. Joey
Reynolds (who, I think holds the record for stations he worked) was in
Philly and Buffalo before getting to WOR in NY.
In the early 70's Chicago also fed Philly with John "Records" Landecker at
WIBG and others...
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To: "Alan Tolz" <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: The importance of local talk radio
> Boston for some reason was not a great feeder for NY radio. Frank
> Kingston Smith did land at WABC and I am pretty sure Palmer Payne
> worked in NYC as well. Chicago got from Boston JJ Jeffrey, Chuck
> Knapp, Jerry Williams, Paul Benzaquin, Larry Lujack and Roy Leonard to
> name a few.
> Buffalo sent many to Boston including Stan Roberts, Jackson Armstrong
> and Bud Bullou.
> On 11/24/08, Alan Tolz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Actually, the pipeline between Hartford and Philadelphia was quite strong
>> the 1960's as Jim Nettleton, John Wade, Bill Corsair (on the talk radio
>> side) and others went from WPOP and WDRC to WFIL with regularity.
>> ----- Original Message -----
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>> To: "Doug Drown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Cc: "Dan.Strassberg" <email@example.com>; "Boston Radio Group"
>> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 11:21 AM
>> Subject: Re: The importance of local talk radio
>>> We have talked about this before but before satellite programming took
>>> hold New England had a baseball like farm system for radio.
>>> Bangor, Burlington, Pittsfield were class A
>>> Manchester, Portland, Worcester, Springfield were AA
>>> Providence and Hartford AAA and then Boston
>>> Of course Boston became a feeder not so much for New York but Chicago.
>>> I remember Springfield having 2 great Top 40 stations WHYN and WTXL.
>>> Worcester WORC and WAAB, Providence WPRO and WICE and Hartford WPOP
>>> and WDRC.
>>> Quite a number of smaller stations also had talk shows and actual
>>> newsrooms. I remember in the late 60's visiting a friend at WNBP and
>>> the lead story was how the fire department rescued a cat from a tree.
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