Sun Jun 27 20:58:15 EDT 2010
Uncle Gus had quite the following in the Boston area as well.
10 and 12 didn't really have an impact in Boston in those rabbit ear
days as the signals had problems getting past Great Blue Hill.
The old Channel 5 had the Red Sox, Bozo and Jack Hynes, Don Gillis.
They were the equal to 4.
The Saturday bowling show and Perry Mason at 5 made the jump to WCVB
as BBI wasn't stupid.
WNEV certainly tried but viewing habits were changing as cable came
along at the same time.
WNAC did leave one thing - as they were the first to use the news
theme that WPVI in Philly still uses today.
On 6/27/10, Maureen Carney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It's funny - I turned 44 last week and was thinking about things from my
> youth. I can remember the original WHDH channel 5, watching "Romper Room"
> with Miss Jean and Chet Curtis on the weekend news, but other than Major
> Mudd not much from channel 7 on the local side. WBZ was the monster until
> WCVB came on the air. Most kids of the era (early 70s) cared more about
> reruns on 56 and 38 than news anyway.
> WNEV tried to make a local commitment, much like WCVB when they came on. My
> brother was a regular on a kid's victory garden segment on "RTG", their
> morning kid's program in the 80s. And they had Bill O'Reilly on "Look" (an
> afternoon magazine program - I remember New Edition making their debut on
> that show) and Matt Lauer on "New England Today" (after O'Reilly left for
> New York).
> Maureen Carney
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