Boom Boom Brannigan passes on
Thu Oct 28 11:51:10 EDT 2010
His name was Pudney. One of the nicest gentlemen I ever met, and a pleasure
to work with.
From: "A Joseph Ross" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:08 AM
Subject: Re: Boom Boom Brannigan passes on
> On 10/27/2010 8:55 AM, Dan.Strassberg wrote:
>> I remember Edwardson and Putney from WGY in my college days (early to
>> mid '50s). In those days, though, Steve Fitz was on little WSNY, a
>> 250W Class IV on 1240. WSNY sounded amazingly professional for such a
>> small station--its signal reached the entire Capital District by day
>> but was competitive only in Schenectady and adjoining communities,
>> such as Rotterdam.
> I remember discovering WSNY by accident from our home in Guilderland
> around 1954 or so. I wondered about it because it wasn't listed or
> mentioned at all in the radio listings in the Times Union.
> I also remember Earl Putney (I thought it was Pudney, at least that's how
> it sounded to me) on WGY in the morning, where my mother used to turn for
> news and weather. He also had a weekday early-evening TV show (I don't
> remember whether it was on every day or just once or twice a week) on
> WRGB, where he sang and played piano. He must have worked an incredibly
> long day to be on the early morning shift on radio and then an early
> evening TV show. Likewise Howard Tupper, the weatherman, who did the
> weather forecast in morning and then on the evening local news.
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