Boston AM dial 50 years ago

George Allen
Tue Nov 26 07:49:57 EST 2013

Me also.  Altho I spent some quality time there in the late 60s and 
early 70s, I don't recall any pre-classical history.  Did Ted Jones 
buy the station or start it from scratch?

WCRB may have a "first" in Boston Radio history; they "let me go" 
because I was Caucasian, claiming the FCC required them to have 
better ethnic/racial balance on the staff.  The Mass Comm. Against 
Discrimination promptly re-instated me.  RIP TJ and RLK.

From: A Joseph Ross <>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:22:54 -0500
Subject: Re: Boston AM dial 50 years ago

On 11/23/2013 2:39 PM, Rob Landry wrote:
 > Not "Concert Radio Boston", but "Charles River Broadcasting". The WCRB
 > call letters were original (1948) and predated the classical format,
 > which began in 1951.

I'd love to know more about what WCRB was doing before it went classical
and how that came about.

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