Boston AM dial 50 years ago

Mark Connelly
Tue Dec 3 11:03:25 EST 2013

Updated version of my write-up on late 1963 Boston AM radio has been 
posted at:

There have been some good comments already provided from various people 
to improve upon the original version that was posted on Facebook and on 
the Boston Radio Interest Group.  Any further comments / corrections / 
updates will, of course, be appreciated.

Other articles that might be of interest:

December 1963 Playlist - 50 years ago (notes from NYC Christmas 
shopping train trip at age 14):

How I Got Started in Radio and Electronics:

American Radio History:

Radio Shack Catalogues:

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
South Yarmouth, MA

-----Original Message-----
From: Cohasset / Hippisley <>
To: Mark Connelly <>
Sent: Tue, Nov 26, 2013 12:16 pm
Subject: Re: Boston AM dial 50 years ago

Hi, Mark --

Any chance you'll update your original summary with all the added 
detail or
modifications from the many folks who chimed in?  That would be an 
compilation -- and easier to file in my Boston radio nostalgia folder 
than a
dozen separate e-mails!

Bud, W2RU

On Nov 22, 2013, at 7:58 03PM, Mark Connelly <> wrote:

> With the current media coverage (some would say 'feeding frenzy') 
about the
JFK assassination 50 years ago, I thought I'd look back to that period 
in terms
of metro-Boston AM radio stations.  I was 14 at the time, a freshman at
Arlington High School and, as noted at 
was already seriously dug into radio and electronics from both the 
aspect as
entertainment medium and scientific hobby.
> I invite historians among you (Donna Halper, Dan Strassberg, et al.) 
to look
over and critique the listing below for accuracy.  I have not included 
 from towns much beyond Route 128 so Lowell, Brockton, etc. aren't 
> Mark Connelly
> South Yarmouth, MA

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