How much longer will WBZ stay at 1170 SFR?

Bob DeMattia
Mon Jun 13 10:18:28 EDT 2011

I know they just completed a very extensive renovation when they
built their HD studio.  I would guess the price would need to be very
good,considering the amount of disruption as well as the fact that
they haven't amortized much of the recent renovation work.


On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Scott Fybush <> wrote:

> Maureen Carney wrote:
>> This came up about a year ago. The Herald published plans that Harvard had
>> for 1170 SFR even though CBS had no plans to sell at the time. Would they
>> just go down to the old TV38 building? (Not sure there would be enough room
>> with the current radio configuration.) Staying at 1170 SFR may just be an
>> attachment to the past - perhaps they would be better off in the digital age
>> with a newer plant and design somewhere else. What was state of the art in
>> 1948 may no longer be adequate in the new millenium (even with upgrades over
>> the years.)
> The only thing that remains from 1948 inside 1170 SFR is the walls - and
> not even all of those are original!
> The building has been very extensively gutted and rebuilt several times in
> its long history. Even by the time I got there in 1992, there was really
> nothing of 1948 left save for an observation gallery/projection room on the
> second floor, overlooking one of the TV studios. The 1996 renovation wiped
> that out, too.
> But having said that: I'm sure CBS would sell if the offer was right.
> They've moved most of their O&Os out of their historic homes in recent
> years, building separate new TV and radio plants (usually in leased space).
> s

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