Radio Farm Programs
Wed Jun 8 12:41:39 EDT 2011
Doug: It was Guy Parris. A good guy.
I found this from 2002. Interesting stuff.
You left out
the Guy Parris agriculture-farm report, at I believe, 5:55 a.m. It was the
last remnant on WBZ of the really old-fashioned notion of the Class I /
nowadays Class A stations providing programming to serve the rural
boondocks. Gave you all the egg prices at the Boston market. Good stuff.
Browns were worth more than whites -- it's a Boston thing.
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Subject: Radio Farm Programs
> There has been a thread on the New York Broadcasting History board for the
> past couple of days that in part has dealt with an early morning farm
> report that used to be on WABC during its Top 40 heyday. It was an
> anomaly as far as the station's format was concerned, but one respondent
> said that such programs were required of all radio stations years ago, no
> matter how far they were from agricultural areas.
> I remember when WBZ used to have a half-hour farm report very early on
> Sunday mornings (5:30 to 6, I think). I believe it was hosted by a fellow
> named Guy Ferris (or Farris). The theme tune for the program was Sir
> Percy Grainger's "In An English Country Garden." If I'm not mistaken,
> this show lasted into the 1990s. What became of it and of its host?
> How many other such programs do BRI folks remember?
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