WCOP (was ABC in Boston)

markwa1ion@aol.com markwa1ion@aol.com
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: dlh@donnahalper.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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