Could News Corp lose right to broadcast in the US

Laurence Glavin
Thu Jul 21 13:31:22 EDT 2011

>----- Original Message -----
>From: Kevin Vahey
>Sent: 07/21/11 11:20 AM
>To: Sid Schweiger,,
>Subject: Re: Could News Corp lose right to broadcast in the US

 >Paley wanted WEEI-TV on channel 5 badly but as we found out later the 'fix' was in for the Herald-Traveler. >Sid Schweiger >IT Manager, Entercom New England >20 Guest St / 3d Floor >Brighton MA 02135-2040 
 From the earliest days that I observed the media in my youth and learned a smidgen about the technical aspects of radio, I became
 amazed that GIANT CBS owned and operated a 5,000-watt directional AM anywhere. Most chains of radio stations by the established networks and
 major players like what was then Westingouse seemed to have specialized in lower-case 'c' clear channel outlets or regional blowtorches. When I
 also became aware of the limits on the number of O&Os, it occurred to me that by CBS owning WEEI, they couldn't own a more powerful
 station elsewhere. And going back to the early days of TV, if Mr. Paley was interested in putting a VHF station on-the-air in Boston,
 probable a WEEI-TV, it was well before the "VHF freeze"; couldn't channel 2 have been assigned to Boston? I know channel 5 was
 originally assigned to Worcester, but by the mid-50s, that was over. Can you imagine a WGBH-TV channel 5?

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