Radio station calls election a week before election day
Wed Apr 11 03:22:08 EDT 2018
In 1968 I was making $2,50 an hour at WMUR ( $100 a week ) and even with
driving back and forth from Cambridge 5 days a week and 'buying' a brand
new 1969 Mustang and paying State St Bank $33 a month for the car, I was
Times have changed. :)
On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 11:16 PM, A Joseph Ross <email@example.com>
> Well, at least they called it correctly, and after the voting.
> On 4/10/2018 2:29 AM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
>> Election night 1968 at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.
>> Local elections has been decided early but the race for POTUS was too
>> close to call - but at 12:58 AM WMUR-TV became the first media outlet
>> in the US to declare Richard Nixon had won.
>> General Manager Sam Phillips didn't want to pay overtime.
>> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 1:04 AM, A Joseph Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> From MASSterlist:
>>> Thinking ahead: Radio station decides it’s never too early to call
>>> An innocent mistake or an April surprise? WMYV on Martha’s Vineyard
>>> aired a
>>> report giving the win in the Edgartown selectmen’s race to the incumbent,
>>> even though the election was still more than a week away at the time,
>>> Brennan reports in the Martha’s Vineyard Times. The challenger learned of
>>> the fake news report when co-workers offered condolences on her defeat.
>>> station says the error occurred when a news copywriter was writing a
>>> “pre-story” on the election that wasn’t supposed to air until after the
>>> April 12 election.
>>> MV Times
>>> A. Joseph Ross, J.D. · 1340 Centre Street, Suite 103 · Newton, MA 02459
>>> 617.367.0468 · Fax:617.507.7856 · http://www.attorneyross.com
> A. Joseph Ross, J.D. · 1340 Centre Street, Suite 103 · Newton, MA 02459
> 617.367.0468 · Fax:617.507.7856 · http://www.attorneyross.com
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