...and speaking of anniversaries...

Doug Drown revdoug1@myfairpoint.net
Sat Jun 13 08:21:25 EDT 2009

WHEB in Portsmouth (1-kw daytimer on 750) was an NBC affiliate, at least in 
the '60s.


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From: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
To: "A. Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com>
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Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 6:57 AM
Subject: Re: ...and speaking of anniversaries...

> 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 1460.
> 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.
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> From: "A. Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com>
> To: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
> Cc: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
> Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:25 AM
> 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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