Donna Halper dlh@donnahalper.com
Sun Jul 24 13:41:23 EDT 2011

On 7/24/2011 11:39 AM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
> I can recall WCOP was very popular with teens in Newton and Waltham at night - WMEX had issues :)
Yeah at night, you could get WMEX in Gander. Newfoundland.  Arnie 
Ginsburg used to joke about that all the time.  So, thanks to my old 
friend Bill Buchanan, former radio editor at several Boston newspapers, 
I have a March 1957 listing of all the major announcers at the Boston 
stations, plus the stations near enough to be considered part of the 
Boston market.  Back then, disc jockeys still could choose some of their 
own songs, so the record promoters worked the most popular jocks 
individually.  See if these names ring any bells (some we have already 
discussed).  My apologies for any egregious typos; also, there is a page 
2 of the memo, with stations like WJDA in Quincy and WLLH in Lowell, but 
I need to find it, so let me start with these:

WHIL:  Bob Walsh, George Fennell, Jim Aylward

WLYN:  Hank Forbes, Jack Chadderton, Johnny Towne

WMEX:  (this was before they went top-40) Jay McMaster, Al Burns, Joe 
Grant, Dave Tucker

WCOP:  Jim Dixon, John Scott, Bill Clark, Tom Evans

WEEI:  Tom Russell, Bill Hanson, Wally O'Hara, Howard Nelson, Jerry Howard

WVDA:  Joe Smith, Sherm Feller, Earl Gynan, Lawrence Q. Lawrence

WNAC:  Fred Lang, Gus Saunders, Bill Hahn, Vin Maloney

WTAO:  Perry J. Brown, Bob Mehrman, Ed Penney, Ken Wayne, Billy Dale

WORL:  Dave Maynard, Stan Richards, Greg Finn, Norm Tulin, Hank Elliott

WBMS (later WILD):  Ken Malden, Symphony Sid, Gretchen Jackson, Sabby 
Lewis, Steve James

WHDH:  Bob Clayton, Roy Leonard, Bill Harrington, Don Gillis, Fred B. 
Cole, John McLellan

WBOS:  Truman Tayler, Arnie Ginsburg, Don Sherman

WBZ:  Norm Prescott, Alan Dary, Carl deSuze, Bill Marlowe, John Bassett 
   (known on air as the "Live Five" to promote that WBZ had broken away 
from NBC syndicated programming in mid 1956, and was now live and local)

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