WHDH/WCVB switchover, 1972

Kevin Vahey kvahey@comcast.net
Wed Nov 18 17:35:15 EST 2009

Pretty much all the front line on-air talent, and 90 percent of union techs
went from WHDH-TV to WCVB.

Weatherman Bob Copeland left WHDH early when his contract was up and signed
with BBI and wound up doing mornings after a year or two when CVB first went
with Bob Ryan (now at WRC) and then Dick Albert.

WCVB however hired very few of the WHDH reporting staff deciding to go with
new blood.

Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 9:11 AM, <vzeej5wn@myfairpoint.net> wrote:
Curious about something . . . How many staff people at the old
WHDH-TV signed contracts with Boston Broadcasters and moved over
to WCVB when it went on the air?  I wasn't in central Mass. at the
time of the switch.  I do know that Ken Vahey, Don Gillis and Frank
Avruch were among those who made the transition.


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