...and speaking of anniversaries...

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Jun 13 06:57:45 EDT 2009

The most famous and long-running case of CBS on a daytimer that I can 
think of (OK, it wasn't, strictly speaking, a daytimer; it was a 
limited-time station) was WHCU (a commercial station, then owned by 
Cornell U) in Ithaca NY. WHCU was allowed to stay on the air until New 
Orleans sunset. WHCU did not get to operate full time until the early 
1980s, I believe, but with the great soil conductivity north of Ithaca 
and (eventually) a 5-kW ND (it was 1 kW ND for many years) daytime 
signal on 870, WHCU was the best game on the AM dial between Syracuse 
and Rochester, especially when you consider that NBC's Red Network had 
locked up the big signals in those two citues (WSYR and WHAM) and CBS 
had to settle for high-on-the dial signals there--WFBL 1390 and WHEC 

Seems to me that I've also heard that one of the four radio networks 
at one point was affiliated with WEDO McKeesport, a 1-kW ND 
daytime-only Pittsburgh-market station on 810. Like WHCU, WEDO (one of 
the first stations that Jerry Williams worked for--I don't think 
Williams had yet discovered two-way talk at that time) has an 
excellent signal for its power.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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Subject: Re: ...and speaking of anniversaries...

> On 12 Jun 2009 at 23:38, Dan.Strassberg wrote:
>> So until WTRY went full time, the network lineup probably would 
>> have
>> been NBC: WGY,  CBS: WOKO, ABC and Mutual (found on the same 
>> station
>> in quite a few markets): WABY. Generally speaking, the networks did
>> not affiliate with daytimers, although there were exceptions (more
>> with Mutual than the other networks),
> Sometime later, in the late 50s, early 60s, in the Boston area, ABC
> was on daytimer WTAO 740.  I think some ABC programs sometimes may
> have been carried on the co-owned FM station, WXHR.
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