NorthEast Air Checks

Donna Halper
Thu May 13 02:21:24 EDT 2010

At 10:28 PM 5/11/2010, wrote:
>Check out Rick Kelly's NorthEast Air Checks site.  He recently  added two
>collections of Boston Radio Jingles 1955-1974---The stations featured  are:
>WBZ, WHDH, WMEX, WRKO-FM, and even a snippet or two from WNAC---they range
>from the truly awful (WBZ in the 50's)

Actually, those awful WBZ airchecks were typical of the mid 50s style 
of jingles-- lots of singers who sounded like the Modernaires on 
those Empire Carpet commercials! And this bunch happens to be rather 
historical.  They seem to be from the period of time (1956) when WBZ 
transitioned away from NBC syndicated shows to locally produced 
announcers-- the "Live Five" -- it's also interesting that the 
jingles mention Leo Egan, and talk about how WBZ is "new"-- which, 
programming-wise, they were.

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