...and speaking of anniversaries...

Alan Tolz atolz@comcast.net
Sat Jun 13 20:13:17 EDT 2009

Jerry worked for WEDO for a very short period in 1948 after being fired from 
a station in Braddock, PA.  He went to the Braddock station in 1948 as a 
newsman...it was his second professional radio job after starting out in 
1946 in Bristol, VA-TN.

>From WEDO he went to WKAP in Allentown, PA.

Alan Tolz
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> 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
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> Subject: Re: ...and speaking of anniversaries...
> WHEB in Portsmouth (1-kw daytimer on 750) was an NBC affiliate, at least 
> in
> the '60s.
> -Doug
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> From: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
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>> 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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