Beep at top of the hour on WBZ disappeared

Ron Bello
Wed Sep 26 00:19:11 EDT 2018

Beep at top of the hour was a creation of Norm Graham, 1970s CE at BZ radio
Was probably left behind at 1170 SFR

There might also be an issue with timing between regular analog signal and
Which tone is correctly timed ?


On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:11 AM A Joseph Ross <> 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 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?
> Mario
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