Beep at top of the hour on WBZ disappeared

Garrett Wollman
Wed Sep 26 01:08:56 EDT 2018

<<On Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:38:38 -0400, A Joseph Ross <> said:

> I think this may have been the last station to have that beep on the 
> hour.

It's difficult to do with all of the digital delays in broadcasting
systems these days, particularly when you consider how many listeners
are coming in via streaming or HD simulcasts.  Even 15 years ago,
actually getting these time signals into the air chain on the dot was
a huge hassle to the stations that still used them, for little
discernable benefit.

If you're a young person and you even have a watch, it's probably an
Apple Watch or a Fitbit and gets its time automatically from your
phone.  Most young people I know don't wear watches.  Your phone gets
its time from the cellular network and should keep better time than
any watch.


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