WBCN, Channel-13, and the old Hancock tower

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Dec 1 02:32:37 EST 2021

WSRS, which used to be WTAG-FM?  What's its story?

On 11/29/2021 1:27 PM, Rob Landry wrote:
> I think WERS is the oldest surviving FM in the Boston market.
> The oldest in New England is, of course, WSRS.
> Rob
> On Mon, 29 Nov 2021, Donna Halper wrote:
>> From the article I wrote for the Emerson alumni magazine in 1998:  
>> "Very few people outside of the Emerson community realized what a 
>> momentous occasion Monday, November 14, 1949 was. It had been 
>> preceded, on November 2, by a dedication ceremony, then a few days of 
>> equipment testing, and the granting of the license by the FCC on 
>> November 10th; on November 14th, Emerson's new FM station, WERS, 
>> turned on its transmitter officially.  The engineer who did it (G. 
>> Bradford Tiffany, class of 1951) recalls that there was no 
>> announcement, no major media blitz-- just a program test for a while, 
>> and then, a day or two later, regular broadcasts began-- from 2 pm to 
>> 8 pm weekdays."

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