WLNE officially for sale

Paul Hopfgarten paul@derrynh.net
Tue Aug 31 12:49:36 EDT 2010

I remember growing up in Randolph MA that WPRI-12 and WJAR-10 actually came 
in better (no ghosts bouncing off Blue Hill) than the 3 Boston network 
affiliates. I would watch network shows on 10 and 12 back then. But 6-WTEV 
was always an adventure! WSMW-27 Worcester came in better than 6 at my 
house. (44 was crap even though I was about 7-8 miles from TX).

We were lucky in the Boston-Providence corridor for TV 
(2-4-5-6-7-9-10-12-27-36-38-44-56) back in the day compared to most parts of 
the country in the early 70s....

(36 was the least likely signal, about the same quality as WMUR-9 back then)

-Paul Hopfgarten
-Concord NH
From: "Doug Drown" <revdoug1@myfairpoint.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 12:20 PM
To: "Boston Radio Group" <boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>; 
"Maureen Carney" <m_carney@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: WLNE officially for sale

> WLNE was, I think, pretty healthy back in the days when it was WTEV and 
> was New Bedford-Fall River oriented.  If that were still the case --- 
> if its core target audience were southeastern Massachusetts rather than 
> Providence --- would the station be in better shape?
> Quoting Maureen Carney <m_carney@yahoo.com>:
>> http://newsblog.projo.com/2010/08/television-station-channel-6-i.html
>> It seems no matter what they put on they can't pry eyeballs away from 
>> WJAR. Good
>> luck to the next owners. This is the one signal I fear will go dark 
>> someday.

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