1200 stunting as Gaffe 1200

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 10:52:23 EDT 2012


You are thinking of Marcia Masters - hard to believe she has been gone 9

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM, Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net>wrote:

> Well, the C in WRCA stood for Comedy. WRCA on 1330 in Waltham (NOT the
> same calls when they were on 660 in NYC) stood for Radio Comedy and Arts.
> It was an imaginative and occasionally quite entertaining format. The air
> staff included some really brilliant young talent. I wish I could remember
> the name of the young woman who did AM drive. She died (of cancer, IIRC)
> not long after the demise of the format on 1330. I believe that, prior to
> WRCA, she had done stand-up in Boston and elsewhere and had also done quite
> a bit of V/O work.
> You can bet that CCU's version of a comedy format will take many fewer
> chances than WRCA's did. CCU has a reputation for playing it safe with
> their on-air product. If they stick with comedy cuts recorded by only the
> best known and highest-paid talent (which is what I expect of CCU), the
> format will become stale and will be pulled in most markets within a year
> or so or a bit longer.
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> Dan Strassberg
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>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: A Joseph Ross
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>   Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:12 PM
>   Subject: Re: 1200 stunting as Gaffe 1200
>   On 8/12/2012 2:13 AM, Richard Chonak wrote:
>   > Is there any chance they might actually try a comedy format
>   > (comparable to some of the comedy channels on Sirius/XM)?
>   I seem to remember that other stations in this market have tried it
>   before.  I don't recall that any of them lasted long.  But with some
>   actual promotion and a strong signal, maybe it would work.
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