December 4, 2006
WCRB, WKLB Make the Big Switch
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*It's been rumored for years, anticipated
for months, and scheduled for a few weeks now - but you'll forgive
us if we think the move of one of the most venerable FM stations
in MASSACHUSETTS is still pretty big news.
you've been hiding under a rock for a while now, you know what
this is all about: Charles River Broadcasting exiting the Boston
market after almost 60 years of owning first WCRB(AM), now WRCA,
and then WCRB-FM on 102.5; Greater Media upgrading its country
WKLB by purchasing the 102.5 signal; and Nassau entering the
market and preserving the WCRB classical format by acquiring
WKLB's former home on the Lowell-licensed 99.5 signal.
The swap took place at noon last Friday (Dec. 1), with Aaron
Copland's "Rodeo" as the last piece played on WCRB
at 102.5, while WKLB finished off its run at 99.5 with the "Star-Spangled
Banner." WCRB apparently finished first, with a short interval
of dead air on 102.5 while the anthem finished on 99.5 - and
as the anthem faded out, the signals were switched, both stations
ID'd on their new frequencies, and it was on to the "Hallelujah
Chorus" for WCRB on 99.5 and "Life is a Highway"
for WKLB on 102.5.
There's new management in place at WCRB under the new ownership:
Nassau's New England director of sales, Paul Kelley, is now general
manager, while Mark Edwards becomes Nassau's director of programming
for New Hampshire and Boston, adding the role of PD at WCRB to
also doing extensive television advertising to promote the move,
using Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Keith Lockhart as a
spokesman. (In the ads, Lockhart picks up a Bose Wave radio -
is it more than coincidence that Bose print advertising has long
displayed "102.5" on every radio shown? - and literally
moves it a few notches to the left...)
For WKLB, the move to the more centrally-located 102.5 signal
promises a better signal on the South Shore and in many areas
west and south of Boston, as well as in parts of the city that
aren't overwhelmed by the powerful FM signals on the Prudential
Tower. For WCRB, it's a mixed blessing - we've already heard
from listeners on the southern fringe of the 102.5 signal in
Rhode Island and northeastern Connecticut who can't hear the
99.5 signal, but on the other hand, the station's now audible
in much more of New Hampshire than ever before. (And, perhaps
most saliently in an era when classical radio is fading fast,
it's still there, period - and Nassau's already promising a celebration
of WCRB's 60th anniversary in 2008.)
Sadly, one of the people most closely associated with WCRB
for much of its run at 102.5 didn't live quite long enough to
see the station move. Richard L. Kaye, longtime station manager
and host of WCRB's eclectic Saturday night program, died Wednesday
(Nov. 29). Kaye came to WCRB in its AM-only days, before the
1954 debut of the FM signal, and oversaw many of the technological
developments at the station in the ensuing decades, from the
early AM/FM stereo broadcasts through to the quadrophonic experiments
of the 1970s. Kaye also engineered the Boston Symphony Orchestra's
broadcasts on WCRB, as well as many of their recordings, and
he held the second-largest stake in Charles River Broadcasting,
behind the family of founder Ted Jones.
WBZ (1030) is preparing to welcome the man who'll have to fill
the very big shoes of Gary LaPierre when the veteran anchor retires
at the end of this month. As we told you in an update to NERW
last Tuesday, longtime New York newsman Ed Walsh will make the
move north from WCBS (880 New York) in a few weeks to begin preparing
for his debut in morning drive January 1. While Walsh has a long
resume in New York, including many years at WOR (710) before
moving to WCBS earlier this year, he's hardly a stranger to New
England. A native of Natick, Walsh has a vacation home in Maine,
and he worked at WRKO in the seventies.
What's on tap for a farewell tribute to LaPierre as he wraps
up 42 years at WBZ? We're still waiting to hear about that...but
in the meantime, a tribute to another veteran of WBZ (and WHDH,
and WEEI) is being reissued. A decade after his death, Norm Nathan's
family (with help from WBZ talk host Jordan Rich) is making "Sounds
in the Night," a compilation of some of Norm's greatest
moments on the air, available on CD for the first time. The cassette
sold out quickly back in 1997, and there's new material on the
CD, I'm told. The $20 purchase price benefits the Norm Nathan
Jazz Scholarship at Berklee College of Music. Orders (with checks
payable to "Berklee College of Music") should go to
Jordan Rich at WBZ, 1170 Soldiers Field Road, Boston MA 02134.
*In TV news, WCVB (Channel 5) won't be carrying start-to-finish
coverage of the Boston Marathon in 2007. The race's organizers
are apparently trying to negotiate an exclusive rights deal,
and WBZ-TV (Channel 4), the other local station that's long carried
the race, is hinting it may not do so next year, either. Could
that open a door for WHDH-TV (Channel 7) or its new sister station,
WLVI (Channel 56)? (Speaking of which, WHDH has named Frances
Rivera and Matt Lorch as anchors for its new 10 PM newscast on
WLVI, which will debut Dec. 19.)
A veteran WCVB reporter is moving to the online world - Jim
Boyd's been named lead reporter for WCVB's website, thebostonchannel.com.
In that capacity, he'll file regular reports for the site during
its peak workday viewing hours.
Congratulations to Cha Chi Loprete, marketing director at
WBCN (104.1), who's celebrating a quarter-century at the station.
(Honors for him included a proclamation of "Cha Chi Loprete
Day" in the city of Boston.)
More Clear Channel cutbacks: WJMN (94.5 Boston) creative services
director Doug MacAskill is out.
Up at WXRV (92.5), there's a new city of license, Andover
(though no move of the transmitter site from Haverhill), and
a new job opening: Lou Muse has moved on from his role as chief
The FCC is proposing
a $10,000 fine against Radio One for missing quarterly issues
lists in the public file of the former WILD-FM (97.7 Brockton,
now WKAF). While there's no evidence that any member of the public
ever actually asked to see the lists, the station's most recent
renewal application acknowledged that the lists were missing,
and in the eyes of the FCC, that's sufficient evidence of a "willful
and repeated" violation of FCC rules. (And how many stations,
NERW wonders, checked "yes" on the public file question
on their renewal applications, knowing that the odds of an FCC
inspection proving otherwise are slim and that the automatic
fine for a "no" answer is hefty?)
There's a new set of calls (at least on paper) for the venerable
WBET (1460 Brockton). With its sale to Business Talk Radio having
closed, it's applied to become WBZB. Those calls haven't been
heard on the air yet, and we wonder if a certain other nearby
station that begins with those same three letters might intervene.
And we close our Bay State report with an obituary that's
perhaps better suited to the Buckeye State. Ohio's where Casey
Coleman made his mark over several decades as a sportscaster,
working as a Cleveland Browns sideline reporter, delivering sportcasts
on WJW-TV (Channel 8), and most recently serving as morning co-host
at WTAM (1100 Cleveland). But his roots were in New England -
after all, "Casey" was short for his given name, "Kenneth
Coleman, Jr.", and his father was Red Sox announcer Ken
Casey Coleman waged a very public fight against pancreatic
cancer, trying desperately to stay on the air as long as possible,
even as the disease ravaged his body. He made his last appearance
on a Browns game in September, and he died last Monday (Nov.
27) at 55.
There's much more coverage of Casey at our sister site to
the west, Ohio Media
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*In NEW HAMPSHIRE, the ongoing Clear
Channel restructuring has cost WGIR-FM (101.1 Manchester) PD
Alex James a job. Over at Nassau's Hooksett-based cluster, Steve
Garsh is out as general manager, replaced by Rob Fulmer. (More
on Nassau's management shuffles later in this week's column...)
Keene listeners may end up with a new format on their dials
after Christmas. Saga's apparently doing more than just parking
the old Philadelphia calls of WSNI on the former WOQL (97.7 Winchendon
MA); the signal's playing all-Christmas music for now, but it's
dropping some pretty broad hints that it won't go back to "Cool"
oldies when the holidays are over. Also all-Christmas for the
duration: WBYY (98.7 Somersworth), in the Dover/Portsmouth market.
*VERMONT Public Radio has signed on
its newest signal. WJAN (95.1 Sunderland), formerly one of Pamal's
"Cat Country" outlets, returned to the air last week
from Mount Equinox, carrying VPR's main program service to an
area stretching from Brattleboro up through Manchester and Poultney,
as well as a big chunk of New York State north of Albany. Cat
Country remains on the air in Rutland, at WJEN (94.5); expect
new calls on the Sunderland signal soon.
of Albany, NEW YORK's capital has a new (or at least moved-in)
FM station. Many months after its Glens Falls-area predecessor,
WNYQ (105.7 Queensbury), went silent back in May, WBZZ (105.7
Malta) signed on last Wednesday from the Bald Mountain transmitter
site of WNYT (Channel 13), simulcasting hot AC "Buzz"
WABT (104.5 Mechanicville). Expect a new format sometime soon
for the 104.5 half of what's now being called "Buzz Radio."
Following up on a story we ran two weeks ago, the "Wakin'
up with the Wolf" morning show at Clear Channel's WPYX (106.5
Albany) is alive and well after a Thanksgiving-week hiatus, with
a promise that its website will be back soon, too, after an unfortunately-timed
absence for an upgrade. And since the whole thing escalated into
a series of message-board rumors and eventually a Mark McGuire
column in the Albany Times
Union about those rumors, we should probably take
a step or two back and explain why we published what we did.
NERW is, and has been for more than a dozen years now, a "journal
of fact and informed speculation." Covering, as we do, an
industry in which most of the interesting stuff happens behind
the scenes (and in which "we don't comment on personnel
matters" is a standard turn of phrase), we often get our
only confirmation that someone's no longer with a radio station
by noting their disappearance from that station's website. In
the midst of massive cutbacks at WPYX and other Clear Channel
stations around the country, including WPYX's program director,
it was natural that we'd put our antennas up when the WPYX website
replaced "Wakin' up with the Wolf" with "Ellen
Z," and even more so when the show's own website was down,
redirecting to the Ellen Z. page on the WPYX site.
We go to press (as it were) late on Sunday night, which makes
it hard sometimes for our staff of one to get official confirmation
of these matters over the weekend as we're writing the column,
and so we came out with this in our November 20 issue: "...as
we go to press Sunday night, we note that the web page for WPYX's
"Wakin' Up with the Wolf" show has mysteriously gone
missing from the station's site, too."
Is this the sort of "suppositions, rumors and wholesale
fabrications" McGuire decried in his TU column? We
think not - and we believe our readers would rather get all the
information we've got, including clearly-labeled informed speculation
when appropriate. When we're wrong, we say so - and when we're
right, we're way ahead of the newspapers, much of the time. (It
bears noting that nothing about any of the Clear Channel cutbacks
in Albany has appeared in McGuire's print column as far as we've
seen, though he did do a blog entry on the subject on November
24; it also bears noting that much of the back story behind McGuire's
somewhat testy column has to do with another website entirely,
which we're not getting into here.)
Onward - and, ironically,
to a story we'll gladly credit none other than Mark McGuire for
breaking in his TU
blog: Freedom Communications, which owns WRGB (Channel
6) in Schenectady, will take over operation of WCWN (Channel
45) on Tuesday, as it completes its acquisition of the station
from Tribune. WCWN's master control, now at sister station WLVI
(Channel 56) in Boston, will move to WRGB's Balltown Road studio.
And the 7-8 AM hour of WRGB's morning newscast, now seen on My
Network TV outlet WNYA (Channel 51), will move to WCWN later
in the month. We'll be not at all surprised to see WRGB launch
a 10 PM newscast on WCWN at some point, too. (And what becomes
of WNYA, which is owned by Venture Technologies Group and has
been operated out of the WRGB facility under a joint sales agreement?
We don't know yet.)
While we're on the TV side of the fence, there's a news director
opening at WKBW-TV (Channel 7) in Buffalo, where Bill Payer escapes
the upstate winters and departs after three years to become news
director at WIAT (Channel 42), the CBS affiliate in Birmingham,
In New York City, are changes on the way at CBS Radio's WNEW
(Mix 102.7)? Allan
Sniffen's New York Radio Message Board reports that morning
co-host Michelle Visage is on her way out, and that other members
of the station's airstaff may not be far behind.
More all-Christmas sounds on the radio in the Empire State:
WLGZ (990 Rochester) has flipped.
And there are new call letters to go with the upcoming format
change at WFKP (99.3 Ellenville): it becomes WRWC as it prepares
to simulcast WRWD-FM (107.3 Highland).
*A northeast PENNSYLVANIA AM
station is changing hands, as Kevin Fennessy exits broadcast
ownership after six years. His WFBS (1280 Berwick) has been silent
for a few months, and now it's been sold to Bold Gold Media,
which also owns WWRR (104.9 Scranton), WICK (1400 Scranton),
WYCK (1340 Plains) and four other stations in the region. Ray
Rosenblum brokered the deal, under which Bold Gold will pay Fennessy
$10,000 and assume the station's debts.
On Penobscot Mountain overlooking Wilkes-Barre, an F2-level
tornado apparently touched down Friday afternoon, knocking out
power to the TV and radio broadcasters who use the tower farm
up there. WNEP (Channel 16) remained on the air with its analog
signal, but WNEP-DT and both the analog and digital signals of
WYOU-TV, WBRE, WVIA-TV and WOLF-TV were off the air all night
Friday and well into Saturday. (We're still awaiting word on
the status of the FM stations up on the mountain, including big
guns WMGS and WGGY.)
One more bit of radio history in the region is gone: we're
told that the old WHLM (550 Bloomsburg) transmitter building
was razed recently. (You can see it, in vacated but still-extant
in a 2003 Tower Site of the Week episode...)
Across the state, Andy Sumereau is apparently out as general
manager of the Forever stations in State College, while KDKA
(1020 Pittsburgh) has fired PD Steve Hansen and marketing director
Greg Jena. News director Marshall Adams and VP/GM Keith Clark
will take over programming duties at the station. And what's
up with the tone that DXers all over the country were hearing
on 1020 Friday night and Saturday - and on 1610 for a few days
before that? It's apparently coming from an antenna test somewhere
in the mid-Atlantic states, possibly Virginia or North Carolina,
and it's apparently authorized...though not necessarily by the
FCC. (Government? Military? Your guess is as good as ours at
*An unsurprising call change in NEW JERSEY
- WJJZ (1170 Bridgewater) returns to its former calls, WWTR,
now that the WJJZ calls have been safely transferred to the new
smooth jazz signal on 97.5 in Burlington/Philadelphia.
With Nassau having largely pulled out of New Jersey after
the 97.5 sale to Greater Media, Josh Gertzog is out of a job
as New Jersey regional manager for the company. In a reorganization
of its executive ranks, Nassau has created two co-COO positions,
with Rick Musselman overseeing the company's stations in Maryland,
Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Don Dalesio overseeing its New
And a correction from last week: the "Breeze" simulcasters
(WWZY 107.1 Long Branch/WBHX 99.7 Tuckerton) aren't all-Christmas,
but they're mixing in a lot of holiday tunes with their usual
soft AC/oldies format. WCZT (98.7 Villas), however, did make
the flip to all-Christmas last week.
*There's soon to be another silent AM station
in CANADA - but this one's not moving to FM. CHHA (1610
Toronto) was supposed to go silent last Thursday night (Nov.
30), after Industry Canada asked its owner, San Lorenzo Latin
American Community Center, to cease transmissions from its present
site near Dufferin and Lawrence northwest of downtown Toronto
"due to interference problems from their transmissions."
Documents filed with the application suggest that CHHA's neighbors
in the residential area were complaining about interference from
the station's signal, but weren't willing to let the station's
engineers in to remedy the problems.
CHHA is applying to move to a new site at 275 Unwin Avenue
in the Port of Toronto (near the terminal for the ill-fated Fast
Ferry to Rochester), from which it will put a stronger signal
over downtown but will reach fewer people overall, at least initially,
though the station says it will apply for a power increase once
it gets the new signal up and running.
(As of late Saturday, DXers in the area were reporting that
CHHA had not yet signed off from the old site.)
Northeast of Toronto, WhiStle Community Radio has been granted
a license for a new low-power community station serving Whitchurch
and Stouffville, with 50 watts on 102.7.
In Ottawa and nearby Gatineau, Quebec, Fondation Radio Enfant
du Canada is applying for a new signal on 1670. The 1,000-watt
signal would program a French-language kids' and teens' format.
Fresh from last week's grant of a new signal in Nappanee,
My Broadcasting is applying for another new outlet, this time
on 95.3 in Pembroke, with 2570 watts DA/90.5 meters.
in Nova Scotia, Maritime Broadcasting System won a split decision
from the CRTC on its application to move CFAB (1450 Windsor)
to FM. The CRTC agreed to let the station switch bands - it is,
after all, losing its transmitter site to an expansion of Highway
101 - but it denied CFAB's request to use 92.9 with 47.1 kW average
ERP. The CRTC says that much power would give CFAB too much overlap
with MBS' two stations in nearby Kentville, and it's directing
MBS to file an application for revised (and lower-powered) facilities.
Finally this week, we join CFCF (Channel 12) in Montreal in
wishing a happy retirement to Bill Haugland, who's stepping down
from the station after 46 years, the last 30 of them behind the
anchor desk. The station devoted much of its 6 PM newscast Thursday
to Haugland's retirement - and here's something we didn't know:
for those last 30 years, Haugland has been commuting to work
in Montreal from across the border in Vermont.
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December 5, 2005 -
- Yes, that was actual music being heard on WABC, reverb and
all, as the station reacted to the summertime disappearance of
oldies on New York radio by unveiling its own four-hour weekend
oldies block, hosted every Saturday night from 6-10 by Mark Simone.
In addition to already being in the building on Saturdays, hosting
a morning talk show, Simone has excellent credentials where New
York music radio is concerned, with a resume that includes a
long stint at the old WPIX-FM. And while we had our qualms about
the first show (Simone brushed off the message-board suggestions
for his first song, playing little snippets of "Imagine"
- the last song WABC played in 1980, "Summer Wind"
- the last song WCBS-FM played in 2005, and "Hit The Road
Jack" - for obvious reasons - all mixed together, and the
reverb was a far cry from the old version), Phil Boyce and Johnny
Donovan and the rest of the crew at WABC made a lot of radio
fans very happy this weekend, while sparking all kinds of talk
about whether a similar weekend approach might work at other
former top-40 AM giants that long ago flipped to talk.
- While WABC was rockin', one of its former top-40 competitors
was scrambling to stay on the air. Infinity's all-news WINS (1010)
fell silent just before 5:30 Friday morning when the uninterruptible
power supply at its studio failed, shutting down the facility
at 888 Seventh Ave. The WINS transmitter in New Jersey was unaffected,
but it also had no source of program material until engineers
were able to patch CNN television audio into the signal. In the
meantime, morning anchor Lee Harris and a skeleton news staff
were dispatched three blocks west to the studios of sister station
WCBS (880) in the CBS Broadcast Center, where Harris was able
to get back on the air about 6:24 AM. A short time later, power
was restored at the WINS studios and the news machine cranked
back into high gear.
- Some sad news from CANADA, as the weekend brought word of
the passing of one of that country's true broadcasting legends.
When Allan Waters bought CHUM (1050) in 1954, it was just a little
daytimer, but by the time of his retirement half a century later,
he'd built first the station and then CHUM Limited into one of
Canada's most important radio and television groups. Waters retired
from the CHUM board of directors in October; he died Saturday
morning (Dec. 3) in a Toronto hospital at age 84.
December 3, 2001 -
- NEW HAMPSHIRE's highest court will hear the case of a broadcaster's
long-running attempt to put a new AM station on the air. The
New Hampshire Supreme Court agreed this week to accept Bob Vinikoor's
appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld the city of Hanover's
decision not to allow Vinikoor to build three towers for WQTH
(720 Hanover). The city's zoning laws limit towers to 45 feet
in areas where they're permitted at all, and city lawyers point
to the controversial Cross-Field Antenna (tested in Egypt, but
not approved by the FCC or conclusively even demonstrated to
work) to show that the rule doesn't prohibit new AM towers completely.
Vinikoor, who owns WNTK (1020 Newport/99.7 New London) and WNBX
(1480 Springfield VT), says that's just what the rule does, and
he's asking the court to rule that the city can't keep him from
building his station.
- Up in MAINE, Rob Gardiner announced this week that he'll
leave his post as president of Maine Public Broadcasting sometime
next year. Gardiner has led the statewide network since 1988,
weathering controversies that included the format shift on Maine
Public Radio from classical to news/talk-intensive. In a memo
to employees obtained by NERW, Gardiner says his plans after
leaving MPBC in a year or so include "a long vacation,...time
with my family, and enjoy[ing] some months with few schedule
demands or responsibilities that would keep me awake in the middle
of the night."
- A change of command in CONNECTICUT: Kirk Varner has been
named news director at WTNH (Channel 8) in New Haven. The Nutmeg
State news veteran (WFSB and ESPN, among others) has spent the
last few years with Time Warner as head of the company's local
all-news operations (which would make him your editor's ex-boss's-boss's-boss's-boss,
if you follow the chain of command up that far!) Varner starts
the new gig at WTNH on January 7.
- We'll jump over to NEW JERSEY next, as Nassau and Multicultural
Broadcasting flip their holdings along the Delaware River. Here's
how it works: Nassau picks up WVPO (840 Stroudsburg PA) and WSBG
(93.5 Stroudsburg PA), which the company used to own before selling
them to Multicultural, along with WJHR (1040 Flemington NJ),
which Multicultural bought a couple of years ago. Multicultural
gets sports WTTM (1680 Princeton NJ) and business-talk WHWH (1350
Princeton NJ), one of Nassau's original stations. But before
any format-change rumors get started: Nassau's been operating
the Multicultural stations under an LMA all along, and will continue
to LMA WHWH, so very little will change for listeners.
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- Winning an "A.I.R." award
wasn't enough to save Boston newsman Dave Faneuf's job. Just
two days after he was named best newscaster, Faneuf was let go
from CBS's oldies station, WODS (103.3). "Oldies 103"
management tells the Boston Herald that afternoon news on a music
station no longer makes economic sense in Boston. Morning news
guy Gordon Hill appears to be safe for now.
- The dark AM/FM combo up in Lincoln,
Maine has been sold. WTOX (1450) and WHMX (105.7) had been in
bankruptcy; they're being transferred to the Bangor Baptist Church,
which owns WHCF (88.5). No word on exactly what WHCF plans with
its new outlets, both of which serve territory that's already
well within the reach of WHCF's 100kw transmitter.
- A familiar voice has returned to the
Boston airwaves on WROR (105.7 Framingham-Boston). Joe Martelle,
the longtime morning host at the original WROR (98.5, now WBMX)
began his new afternoon shift at the new 'ROR last week, after
his non-compete agreement with WBMX came to an end. It's been
more than a year since Martelle's been heard in Boston; he was
sidelined by illness, then ousted from his morning spot at WBMX
in favor of John Lander.
- The holiday spirit is in full swing
on the New Hampshire seacoast, as WSTG (102.1 Hampton NH) returns
to an all-holiday music format for the second year in a row.
"The Stage" used holiday music for all of last December
as a transition from its old "Seacoast 102" AC format
to the current mix of AC and standards. This year's run of holiday
music started December 1 and will last through Christmas.
- Sold!: Clear Channel Communications
has closed on its purchase of Radio Equity Partners, creating
a new radio-TV combo in the Providence market, as WWBB (101.5
Providence, oldies "B101") and WWRX (103.7 Westerly,
classic rock "WRX") join CBS affiliate WPRI-TV 12 under
the Clear Channel umbrella. The deal also gives Clear Channel
WHYN and WHYN-FM in Springfield MA. WHYN is a news-talker on
560, and WHYN-FM is hot AC on 93.1. Congratulations to WHYN PD
Gary James and the staff, by the way, for what NERW hears was
a phenomenally successful reunion sock hop last month!
- Also closed is the deal that transfers
news/sports WNEZ (910 New Britain-Hartford CT) from American
Radio Systems to Mega Spanish Broadcasters. Look for a format
change at WNEZ any day now; we'll keep you posted.
*It's here! As seen in the St.
Paul Pioneer Press, the Omaha
World-Herald and the Chicago
Sun-Times, Tower Site Calendar 2007 is now shipping!
This year's edition
features what we think are the finest tower images yet - from
the cover image of WCCO Minneapolis all the way to the back-cover
centerfold of WBZ in Boston, and from KGO San Francisco to KOIL
Omaha to Philadelphia's famed Roxborough tower farm, captured
in a dramatic dusk shot with the lights all aglow.
This sixth annual edition once again contains plenty of historic
dates from radio and television history in the Northeast and
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