"It's the programming, stupid!"

Douglas Broda dbroda@nycap.rr.com
Wed May 23 07:36:26 EDT 2012

I grew up in Brooklyn a rabid Mets fan, and had to get the games 
(including the Miracle of 1969) on WJRZ 970, the signal being even worse 
than it is (as WNYM) today. Not good, and I have long wondered why the 
Mets couldn't get a better radio deal.

On 5/21/2012 6:04 PM, A. Joseph Ross wrote:
> On 5/21/2012 4:58 PM, Paul Hopfgarten wrote:
>> IIRC, WWEL only ran NIGHT games of the Sox, and I don't believe 1430 
>> carried them, only 107.9 to augment WITS's pitiful nighttime signal. 
>> (even as close as Randolph, where I lived at the time, I listened to 
>> 107.9 for the night
>> games in 1978...)
> Yes, I remember when the Red Sox moved from WHDH radio and channel 4 
> television to WITS and channel 38, neither of which came in all that 
> well in Bedford, my father remarked that he couldn't understand why a 
> big-league ball club was on minor-league stations.
> What made things worse was that our little neighborhood in Bedford had 
> worse nightime reception of 1510 than elsewhere in town.  I remember 
> once driving home at night, listening to WMEX on the car radio, and I 
> heard the signal fade out just as I turned the corner off the main 
> road onto the side street that led to our neighborhood.

Douglas J. Broda
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