Beep at top of the hour on WBZ disappeared

A Joseph Ross
Tue Sep 25 23:38:38 EDT 2018

I think this may have been the last station to have that beep on the 
hour.  I think BBC World Service still has it, but that can be a second 
or two delayed.  I guess I'll have to start setting my watch by either 
my cellphone or the Windows clock.  The beep on the hour has gone the 
way of Jordan Marsh, WHDH radio, and the Red Sox talent for snatching 
defeat from the jaws of victory.

On 9/25/2018 7:06 PM, Mario Gonzalez via Boston-Radio-Interest wrote:

I commute to work and we listen to WBZ on a car radio in the mornings 
and afternoons.  We used to hear the beep at the top of the hour but it 
seems to have disappeared.  Even when we last heard it, it seemed to be 
late, maybe 30 seconds after our cell phones changed their time to the 
top of the hour.  I don't know which device was correct though.

I'm not sure if WINS in New York still does the beep at the top of the 
hour, but if they do, I only hear them online or on my Alexa devices.

I think it used to be traffic and weather on the 3's and I think it's 
just traffic on the 3's and weather afterwards?

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