Who brought you to WBZ?

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Jan 4 01:23:09 EST 2012

A long story.  I think I once told the story on this list of my dad 
taking me to a live radio show at WBZ in 1953.  It was called the 'BZ 
Open House, hosted by Dick Tucker.

Fast forward to 1957, after we had lived in Albany, NY for a few years, 
we moved back to the Boston area in Bedford, and I was already into 
radio, checking out every station on the dial.  And WBZ was one of those 
stations to have a hit parade survey that was available free in the 
stores.  I listened mostly to WCOP for that kind of stuff, but I also 
listened to WBZ a lot.  And when I got an FM radio and started to be 
interested in classical music, I listened to WBZ-FM, 106.7, which in 
those days signed on at 5:00 PM and did classical music until midnight.  
At one time I called the station with the suggestion that they simulcast 
the AM programs during the daytime, and a couple of weeks later, I 
discovered that they were doing so.  I was a 15-year-old radio consultant.

Eventually I started listening to "Program PM," first hosted by Bob 
Nelson, and then by "The Other Bob Kennedy."  Especially when Isaac 
Asimov was the guest.  I actually called in once when he was on.  In 
1963, just after I started college, Program PM was moved earlier and 
re-named "Contact."  At UMass in Amherst, I often listened to WBZ.  I 
think that's where I first heard the Beatles.

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                     617.367.0468
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