Early Birdfeed (Was: Nightcap)

Dale H. Cook radiotest@plymouthcolony.net
Sat Jan 3 20:26:31 EST 2009

At 06:01 PM 1/3/2009, Kevin Vahey wrote:

>RKO Network
>may have been the first to offer full network satellite service by the
>bird and offered an all night music show out of NY hosted by Bob

I don't think they offered 24/7 birdfeed in 1981, but "NightTime 
America with Bob Dearborn" was the first live, daily music program 
delivered by satellite. I became CE at WWOK, Columbia, NC, some time 
after that, where we carried Dearborn and Dick Bartley's "Solid Gold 
Saturday Night." Bob set aside part of one hour each night to spend 
on the phone with an affiliate. Since we were attended 24/7 the best 
time for me to do PM on the automation system (an IGM 770) was during 
Bob's show, and a few times when I was in for that purpose I was the 
affiliate who got through and got to talk to Bob for about 15 
minutes. That was a great pleasure.

Dale H. Cook, Chief Engineer, Centennial Broadcasting, 
Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA - WZZI / WZZU / WLNI / WLEQ

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