Follow-up To NERW Piece On W221CH

A. Joseph Ross
Sun Mar 1 14:05:06 EST 2009

On 28 Feb 2009 at 17:22, Kevin Vahey wrote:

> The AM jock would then cut into FM at the top of the hour and simply
> say WRKO-FM Boston. I have clips of Arnie Ginsburg and Chuck Knapp
> doing this.
> So was a live ID required back then or was this possibly an AFTRA
> concession by RKO General.

It certainly wasn't a live ID requirement.  Around 1958-59, when the 
AM station was WNAC and the FM was WRKO-FM, when I first listened on 
FM, they had an automated "This is WRKO-FM in Boston" ID on the hour 
and half hour.  And in late 1960, WCOP-FM became totally automated 
classical music, including all IDs.  And WBZ-FM at the same time had 
automated classical music with an automated ID.  There probably were 
others, but those are the ones I remember.

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