Broadcast History - July 8

Broadcast History - July 8

Postby jon » Sun Jul 07, 2024 9:24 pm

Today was a quiet one in History for Western Canada Radio, so we turn our attention Southward:

In 1947, the 10 p.m. ABC News Radio "Headline Edition" with Taylor Grant in New York began with the following: "The Army Air Forces has announced that a flying disk has been found and is now in the possession of the Army. Army officers say the missile, found sometime last week, has been inspected at Roswell, New Mexico, and sent to Wright Field, Ohio, for further inspection." Hear the full Newscast by clicking here: ... saucer.mp3

In 1960, Storer Broadcasting Company purchased WINS radio in New York City for $10 million. Up to that time, it was the highest price paid for a radio station. Many great radio personalities including Murray the K, Bruce Morrow and Alan Freed were stars on WINS Radio. WINS, under Storer ownership, also aired some very clever promotions, including the time they drove the New York media crazy. It was a discovery (thought to be a rare find) in the back seat of a New York taxicab: a clay tablet that looked to be Egyptian and had carvings on it. Upon closer examination, it read, “Everybody’s mummy listens to 10-10 WINS!”.

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