The courtship of NBC by the Herald-Traveler

Sat Jun 20 17:03:31 EDT 2009

But KYW's move from 1020 to 1060 appears to be a red herring in this
discussion. It happened with NARBA and AFAIK, KYW was first-adjacent
to WHN both before and after NARBA, meaning that KYW had to protect
New York City both pre- and post-NARBA (and WHN, which had been on
1010 and moved to 1050, had to protect Philadelphia both pre- and
post-NARBA). IOW, after NARBA, 1060 became the "new" 1020; nearly all
stations in that part of the dial moved up by 40 kc. (For example, WBZ
moved from 990 to 1030.)

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Vahey" <>
To: "Scott Fybush" <>
Cc: "(newsgroup) Boston-Radio-Interest"
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2009 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: The courtship of NBC by the Herald-Traveler

> Of course the saga of Westinghouse and NBC goes all the way back to
> Chicago where KYW was the first station in the city and in 1934
> Westinghouse moved it to Philadelphia. NBC has been rumored to have
> played a role in that move. KYW was on 1020 in both Chicago and
> Philadelphia and then would be assigned 1060. Once NBC bought WMAQ
> in
> 1931 KYW's days in Chicago were numbered.

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