WCOP (was ABC in Boston)
Wed May 19 12:08:39 EDT 2010
WCOP was certainly country 1969-1972 when I worked a Northeastern
"co-op job" at Doble Engineering, then on Concord Avenue in Belmont.
It was always blasting on a radio in the Shipping-Receiving / Loading
Dock area. The shipping supervisor (MacGillivray I think was his last
name) was a huge country fan. "Rose Garden" by Lynn Anderson was one of
the super hits of that era. You could hear it out on that loading dock
3 or 4 times a day.
The engineers and test techs usually had WBCN, WRKO, or WMEX on in
their work area. Some secretaries had TV-sound radios to follow the
WCOP's monster signal from just over the crest of Belmont Hill on the
same street sometimes got into the sensitive test equipment that we
sold to power companies. Some items needed to be tested in a "screen
room" (Faraday cage).
Mark Connelly (WA1ION)
From: email@example.com (Donna Halper)
Subject: WCOP (was ABC in Boston)
At 10:34 AM 5/19/2010, Kevin Vahey wrote:
>COP went country sometime in 68 - I visited the studio/xmtr in
>Lexington and the 7-Midnight DJ was a former Dan Donovan at WMEX
And WCOP had gone country before-- circa 1954, they aired a popular
show called the Hayloft Jamboree. And if I am not mistaken, Nelson
Bragg worked there for a while and did some of their country programs.
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