Who brought you to WBZ?
A Joseph Ross
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.
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