Boom Boom Brannigan passes on

Dave Doherty
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" <>
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:08 AM
To: <>
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.
> -- 
> A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                     617.367.0468
> 92 State Street, Suite 700          Fax: 617.507.7856
> Boston, MA 02109-2004

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