Sun Jul 24 09:42:30 EDT 2011
My braincells tell me WCOP dropped Top 40 late 1961 or early 62.
WMEX had one signal advantage at night and that was the north shore above Revere as WCOP just vanished.
WCOP used to have the Pepsi Dance Party every Saturday from the Eliot Ballroom in Porter Sq hosted by Ken Carter who would later buy WORL 950.
In the early 70's WEZE went Top 40 and hired several former WRKO jocks (Gary Martin)
WCOP in 1977 became WACQ and went Top 40 for 18 months and introduced Paul Harvey to a younger audience. A decade later it became WMEX for a short while doing oldies.
From: "Doug Drown" <email@example.com>
Sender: boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.orgDate: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 07:37:19
To: A Joseph Ross<firstname.lastname@example.org>; Boston Radio<boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>; Donna Halper<email@example.com>
Subject: Re: WCOP
I don't remember WCOP from its Top 40 days, but I do remember it from
the mid-'60s to early '70s when it had a more-or-less full service
format and then, IIRC, country. It had also picked up the local NBC
affiliation after WEZE dropped it. Plough owned the station the whole
Why did WEZE leave NBC? The station went into oblivion after that.
On Sun, 24 Jul 2011 03:32:27 -0400, Donna Halper wrote:
Joe Ross said--
> > One of them was Paul Knight, who lived in Bedford, and we got him
> to > host a record hop or two at Bedford High. I think there was
> also a > Bill Clark.
> Yes, at one point, Paul Knight did a show called Paul Knight in the
> All-Night. And yes, there was indeed a Bill Clark at WCOP in the
> mid-50s. Those were the days of nondescript house-names, when d.j.'s
> were not allowed to use a name that sounded ethnic. That's why Arnie
> Ginsburg was so unusual. Everyone else was John Scott or Bill Clark,
> but Arnie wouldn't change his name.
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