AM radio and Max (Mac?) Richmond
A Joseph Ross
Mon Feb 19 02:31:12 EST 2018
I always wondered why it took so long to get FM into cars. Some people
told me that FM reception wouldn't work in cars, but I couldn't see why
not. Obviously, once we got FM in cars, it worked fine.
On 2/19/2018 12:21 AM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
> Mac Richmond by 1970 saw that FM was not going away but WBOS was no longer
> for sale. I remember that Mac was concerned by WRKO-FM ( WROR ) and WKOX-FM
> which would become WVBF.
> What delayed FM was US automakers were reluctant to offer AM-FM tuners and
> the NAB lobbied hard to keep the status quo.
> On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 7:02 PM, Glenn Spatola <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Richmond owned WPGC AM and FM in Morningside, MD,
>> (a suburb of Washington, DC). It was my favorite station when I was
>> stationed in MD in the very early 70s.
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>>> Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:54:21 -0500
>>> From: George Allen <email@example.com>
>>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> Subject: Re: Arnie "WooWoo" Ginsberg interview: The Sounds of the 60's
>>> ...In 1971 roughly 2 months before he died I wound up having lunch with
>>> Mac Richmond who owned WMEX and he told me he made a huge mistake not
>>> buying 92.9 when Champion offered it to him for cheap money..
>>> Mac had problems with a FM he owned in Washington but he grasped
>>> that college students were buying FM tuners in Boston but the offer
>>> to buy WBOS was off the table.
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