Beep at top of the hour on WBZ disappeared
A Joseph Ross
Wed Sep 26 01:02:25 EDT 2018
It goes back earlier than the 1970s. I remember it in the late 1950s or
early 1960s, when I was in high school. I had an electric alarm clock
which I would set to the exact top of the hour -- minute and second hand
on the 12 -- and hold the plug in my hand near the outlet while
listening to the leadup to the WBZ news on the hour. As soon as I heard
the tone, I'd quickly plug in the clock.
On 9/26/2018 12:19 AM, Ron Bello wrote:
> Beep at top of the hour was a creation of Norm Graham, 1970s CE at BZ
> Was probably left behind at 1170 SFR
> There might also be an issue with timing between regular analog signal
> and HD
> Which tone is correctly timed ?
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:11 AM A Joseph Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org
> <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> 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
> or two delayed. I guess I'll have to start setting my watch by
> 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
> 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
> 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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