WNAC-TV 1981

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 19:57:01 EDT 2010

It is amazing how when you talk to people who are old enough how few
memories WNAC-TV generated between 1948 and 1957 before Channel 5 went
on air. People have strong channel 4 memories but take away Louise
Morgan, Gus Saunders you don't have much.

For 10 years Boston was a 2 station town for commercial TV - were they
that bad when they went local?

On 6/27/10, Mark Watson <markwats@comcast.net> wrote:
> Kevin Vahey wrote:
>> I worked the first year of Candlepins when it was taped in >Quincy using
>> the WOR truck until RKO decided it would be >cheaper to build alleys in
>> the basement. I wish some tapes >existed of Friday shows as Gamere was
>> usually legless by >the 5th show.
>   Found this WXNE Channel 25 "Candlepins For Cash" clip on You Tube, with
> Bob Gamere hosting. I didn't know he had hosted the show when it moved to 25
> after WNAC axed Gamere & the show. Does anyone know how long Gamere lasted
> as host on 25? I remember Rico Petrocelli hosting the 25 run of the show,
> which IIRC was taped at the Wal-Lex bowling alley. Here's the link to part 1
> of this show:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw79SjeSIQk
>   And regarding the Newsroom 7 clip: great clip to watch Remember when all
> the stations had a commentary or editorial as part of a newscast? I remember
> some of the reporters in the credit roll, and one of the ENG folks listed in
> that credit roll, Charles Ballentine retired from 7 about a year ago. He had
> been doing the overnight news chasing shift for years.
>  Mark Watson

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