WBTS and WHDH
Wed Jan 4 13:00:10 EST 2017
Scott - WSBK was on the old Courier Cable in Buffalo as well.
When Boston Cablevision came on line in 1984 they carried WUTV Buffalo.
On Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:12 AM, Scott Fybush <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We had WSBK on our cable here in Rochester for a few years in the early
> 1980s. That was probably about the farthest west the microwave network
> carried the signal.
> On Jan 4, 2017 10:39 AM, "Ed Hennessy" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > WSBK was carried before that at least in parts of New England. In 1976
> > they were carried into the New Haven area, along with WLVI. We got cable
> > February, '76 and both were available then. They were just wiring our
> > neighborhood at the time. We got cable after our 6' antenna mast on the
> > roof bent and the antenna crashed to the roof after ice loading. My dad,
> > not wanting to climb up there in the snow and ice, figured the cable
> > installation would be temporary until he could get up there and replace
> > antenna. He never replaced the antenna...
> > Both stations got dropped in the late 1980s-early 1990s with syndicated
> > exclusivity, as the blackouts became more common since, in addition to
> > New Haven-Hartford market stations, NYC stations were receivable and were
> > also (at the time) "must carries." The loss of the Boston stations was
> > surprising, considering that at that time, WTNH and WFSB would require
> > cable company to feed their signals on the WABC/WCBS slots when network
> > programming was on, but that's another story...
> > Ed Hennessy
> > On 01/04/17, Kevin Vahey<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > WSBK became a mini-superstation in 1978 when a Syracuse based company
> > (Eastern Microwave) started to relay the signal. Red Sox games being
> > into Manhattan was a major selling point for the then Paragon Cable. WSBK
> > also got picked up in Canada because of hockey and is still available on
> > most systems there today.
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