Peter Q. George radiojunkie3@yahoo.com
Wed Jun 2 22:54:35 EDT 2010

Oh yes, the late Kenny Mayer!  His show was simulcast on 92.9 FM until 12/81 went the FM went Album Rock.  The 1600 AM signal was woefully poor anywhere except the downtown area of Boston.  Kenny was a true gentleman.  He totally refused to play Vaughn Meader's "First Family" (still very popular to the audience for years) on his show during the comedy cuts section, out of respect of the late President Kennedy.  WO9-8989 was the telephone number for you to call him, though he would not put any live calls on the air.  Even into the 1980's, he still used that lettered telephone number up until he left the air. (Boston went all-numbered phone numbers in 1966).

Peter Q. George (K1XRB)
Whitman, Massachusetts
"Scanning the bands since 1967"


--- On Wed, 6/2/10, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com>
> Subject: WO9-8989
> To: "(newsgroup) Boston-Radio-Interest" <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
> Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 2:39 AM
> For many of us on this list you know
> what I am referring to :)
> Those of us who enjoyed radio in Boston at night back then
> have huge
> shared memories but if you talk to non-media people they
> have their
> memories as well.
> If you were a night person AM was your friend. There was no
> late night
> TV past 2:30 AM after channel 4 ran some 40's movie.
> So in Boston we had
> 590- WEEI Music Till Dawn light classical
> 680 WNAC - I think they simulcast WOR
> 850 WHDH - Norm Nathan - I loved his intro music
> 1030 WBZ -  Dick Summer
> 1150 WCOP - no recollection
> 1510 WMEX - Glick
> Sunday Night - early Monday it was Ken Mayer at 1600 and
> Norm at 850
> as everybody else was off air. WBZ signed off at Midnight
> on Sunday
> and then would fire up the Allston back up.
> My point is Ken Mayer is known by a lot of non-radio people
> 40 years
> later because it was him or Nathan.
> I miss those days.
> -- 
> Sent from my mobile device


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