Boston-Radio-Interest Digest, Vol 22, Issue 20
Mon Feb 19 19:47:42 EST 2018
WBBM in 1968 sounded quite a bit like WHMP in Northampton, MA at that time,
especially the 7pm to midnight show that they called "Cavalcade, the
evening sound of music." https://soundcloud.com/
IMHO, neither was anything close to a young sound!
> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:01 -0500
> From: Kevin Vahey <email@example.com>
> To: A Joseph Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Boston Radio Group <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: AM radio and Max (Mac?) Richmond
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> The automakers resisted but the intense lobby came from the NAB as they
> didn't want Congress to mandate a rule similar to the mandatory VHF/UHF of
> a decade earlier. Radio executives in the big markets were for the most
> part clueless about FM and when the FCC mandated stations in the top
> markets could no longer simulcast AM and FM more than 12 hours a day we saw
> automation creep in. RKO General hit paydairt with WRKO-FM and then rolled
> the dice by blowing up WNAC for WRKO.
> In Boston the first hint that things were changing was when WJIB launched
> in 1967 and destroyed WEZE in a matter of weeks. The Herald-Traveler was
> clueless about WHDH-FM as was Plough with WCOP-FM.
> CBS rolled out "The Young Sound' on all their FM's and at least tried.
> Westinghouse was clueless and wound up selling WBZ-FM to Greater Media in
> the early 80's for petty cash.
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 2:31 AM, A Joseph Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > 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
> >> 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
> >> the NAB lobbied hard to keep the status quo.
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