...and speaking of anniversaries...

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Jun 13 13:57:51 EDT 2009

Sorry, I don't have the dates for Jerry Williams at WEDO or at WCYB 
Bristol Tennesee/Virginia, where he said he worked just before WEDO. I 
suspect the authors of his recently published biography (at least one 
of them sometimes posts here) might have the info, though.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
eFax 1-707-215-6367

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <iraapple@comcast.net>
To: "'Doug Drown'" <revdoug1@myfairpoint.net>; "'Dan.Strassberg'" 
<dan.strassberg@att.net>; "'A. Joseph Ross'" <joe@attorneyross.com>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:44 AM
Subject: RE: ...and speaking of anniversaries...

> If you have the information, I would be curious to know when Jerry 
> was
> supposed to have worked for WEDO, McKeesport, PA.
> Also, WEDO, according to the owner at that time, Ed Hirshberg (sp) 
> was the
> first, or at least one of the first stations to use a jingle ID 
> which was
> simply:  "W E D O, On your Ra-de-o, in McKeesport, P.A."
> Thanks,
> Ira Apple
> -----Original Message-----
> From: boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org
> [mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org] On 
> Behalf Of
> Doug Drown
> Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 8:21 AM
> To: Dan.Strassberg; A. Joseph Ross
> Cc: boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> Subject: Re: ...and speaking of anniversaries...
> WHEB in Portsmouth (1-kw daytimer on 750) was an NBC affiliate, at 
> least in
> the '60s.
> -Doug
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
> To: "A. Joseph Ross" <joe@attorneyross.com>
> Cc: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
> 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.
>> -----

More information about the Boston-Radio-Interest mailing list