(Fwd) Re: 750

A. Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Jun 10 01:24:27 EDT 2009

On 9 Jun 2009 at 7:01, Dan.Strassberg wrote:

> How likely is it that the eventual construction of Channel 5 in
> Newton resulted from the applicant's impression that, by locating
> closer to Worcester than any other Boston TV, they could get points
> with the FCC for serving Worcester, whose sole VHF assignment was to
> be moved away from it to the larger city 40 miles to the east? CBS
> was the first applicant for Channel 5 in Boston to propose the
> Newton/Needham location. CBS's idea to build a transmitter for
> WEEI-TV on a tall tower along Route 128 west of Boston was the first
> of many such applications from the several competing applicants.
> IIRC, once CBS broke the ice, most, if not all, of the other Channel
> 5 applicants quickly refiled showing locations close by the one CBS
> had proposed.

So why did WHDH get the not, and not WCOP or WEEI?

> I think it was that flurry of applications that ended George
> Storer's plan to move Channel 9 from Manchester to a tall tower in
> Georgetown MA on the North Shore. 

That must have been after the freeze.  Before the freeze, channel 9
didn't exist.

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