Jay Dunn...Put the coffee on

Doug Drown revdoug1@myfairpoint.net
Tue Mar 8 21:51:30 EST 2011

Am I correct in thinking that WHDH never had a network affiliation 
until the '80s, when it was briefly connected --- at different times 
--- with CBS and NBC? -Doug

Quoting Martin Waters <martinjwaters@yahoo.com>:
> --- On Tue, 3/8/11, Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net> wrote:
> >. . . In those days, I think WHDH ran its hourly news on the half 
> hour, >just
> like WNEW (although I could be wrong--wouldn't be the first
> >time); . . . 
> And you, too, sir, are correct. In the late 50s and at least 
> well into the
> 60s, it was five minutes of news at the bottom. Continuing the mirror effect,
> during drive time, five minutes also ran at the top of the hour. 
> This format resulted in the famous (at least with me), "Breakfast Extra"
> news being on at 7:30 a.m. It was 15 minutes, I believe. At least ten. The
> newscaster for quite awhile was Leo Egan. 
> The way people seem to get up so much earlier now, it would 
> probably run at
> 5:30 a.m. or 6:30 if they were still around. 
> But 7:30 was perfect for me -- in the kitchen eating my cereal before
> school. Breakfast Extra played a major role in making me the radio 
> news junkie I
> am today. :) Anyone got an aircheck?

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