Boston's FIRST FM Stereo stations (was Re: WBCN's Final Hours)
Wed Aug 12 22:15:45 EDT 2009
So the story I heard way back when at WGFM was right. Thanks for confiming
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Subject: Boston's FIRST FM Stereo stations (was Re: WBCN's Final Hours)
> With all due respect to Mark Parenteau, WBCN was NOT America's FIRST
> Stereo FM station, not even close. WGFM/Schenectady and WEFM/Chicago were
> the very FIRST FCC approved FM Multiplex Stereo stations back in 1961.
> Boston's FIRST FM Stereo station was WCRB-FM (102.5). WBCN (104.1),
> WKOX-FM (105.7), WCOP-FM (100.7), WUPI/WUPY (105.3, now-deleted) and
> WGBH-FM (89.7) did join the Stereo ranks in 1962 - 1963. Later between
> 1964 - 1968, WHDH-FM (94.5), WBOS-FM (92.9), WRKO-FM/WROR (98.5) and
> WEEI-FM (103.3)and WHRB-FM (95.3) would go Stereo as well. The
> latecomers? WBZ-FM (106.7) in 1971, WERS (88.9) in 1974, WCCM-FM/WCGY
> (93.7) in 1974, WBUR (90.9) in 1971, WLLH-FM/WSSH (99.5) in 1970 and last
> but not least WTBS/WMBR (88.1) in 1987. So, there you have it.
> Peter Q. George (K1XRB)
> Whitman, Massachusetts
> "Scanning the bands since 1967"
> --- On Wed, 8/12/09, Kevin Vahey <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: Kevin Vahey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: Re: WBCN's Final Hours
>> To: "Jeff Lehmann" <email@example.com>, "(newsgroup)
>> Boston-Radio-Interest" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Scott
>> Fybush" <email@example.com>
>> Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 2:14 AM
>> The Inside Track informs us that WBCN
>> will donate their entire vinal
>> collection to the Music Museum of NE
>> Quite a trifecta for the last 3 songs, Sinatra, Cream and
>> Pink Floyd
>> Mark Parenteau claimed WBCN was the first stereo station?
>> The WBMX website has a new url
>> Meanwhile what will BZ-FM do overnight?
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