The importance of local talk radio
Mon Nov 24 13:46:05 EST 2008
Bradley came from upstate New York. ISTR hearing that he grew up in
the Utica/Rome area. I remember him at WROW Albany when I was in
college there before he came to Boston. He may have worked in Buffalo
between Albany and Boston. What station did he move to in New York
Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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> Boston sent its share of people to New York---namely Bruce Bradley,
> Dick Summer, and Jay Dunn.?? On the news side, Jack Welby and Morton
> Dean.?? I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting.??
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> 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
> name a few.
> Buffalo sent many to Boston including Stan Roberts, Jackson
> and Bud Bullou.
> On 11/24/08, Alan Tolz <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Actually, the pipeline between Hartford and Philadelphia was quite
>> strong in
>> the 1960's as Jim Nettleton, John Wade, Bill Corsair (on the talk
>> side) and others went from WPOP and WDRC to WFIL with regularity.
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>>> We have talked about this before but before satellite programming
>>> 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
>>> I remember Springfield having 2 great Top 40 stations WHYN and
>>> Worcester WORC and WAAB, Providence WPRO and WICE and Hartford
>>> 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
>>> the lead story was how the fire department rescued a cat from a
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