RIP Leif Jensen WNAC Radio/TV

Kevin Vahey
Tue Sep 11 02:21:01 EDT 2012

Somehow we missed this.

Leif was 'the voice' on Channel 7 for decades ( also on WNAC 680 )

I first met him circa 1969 when I took a summer relief gig at Channel
7 which had just moved to Bullfinch Place.

Perhaps Larry Weil can fill in some blanks but back then the announce
booth sat inside master control and it was almost something out of
Star Trek the way it was designed. Leif was a heavy smoker but he was
very gracious to young people like myself getting into the biz.

WNAC-TV was well designed except that they bought a switcher from
Northern Electric in Canada that had major problems with audio follow
video. Leif had the challenge of not only saying 'WNAC-TV Boston' but
had to add 'Your RKO General Station'.

Leif pleaded with station bosses to rebrand Channel 7 WRKO-TV to cash
in with the younger crowd but it went nowhere.

He was a good man.

He the main booth voice of WNAC and later WNEV

Final WNAC-TV sign off

Minutes later he signed WNEV-TV on

He son was killed in a car crash a few weeks ago and I never put 2 and
2 together until now.

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