Broadcast History - November 16

Broadcast History - November 16

Postby jon » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:15 pm

A quiet day for Western Canadian broadcasting, so we look at New York City for some News on this day in history:

In 1899, Mary Margaret McBride was born in Paris, Missouri. By 1934, she was Martha Deane on WOR New York City, a witty grandmother figure with a serious Missouri drawl, doing a daily women's advice show that aired until 1940. In 1937 she started a CBS network program under her own name, tackling controversial topics for the day. She had also been Women's Page editor for the syndicated Newspaper Enterprise Association since the early 1930s. Mary was still broadcasting three times a week from her living room in upstate New York when she died on April 7, 1976.

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In 1959, Harry Harrison started work as a staff announcer at Top 40 giant WMCA New York City. On November 3rd, in Peoria, Illinois, he had received a telegram from WMCA GM Steven Labunski, confirming the position. To celebrate his 40 years in New York broadcasting, WCBS-FM did a three hour live broadcast from the Museum of Radio and Television on this day in 1999. You can read about it (and hear it, if you have a reelradio subscription) at http://reelradio.com/lw/hhwcbs111999.html Included is the only known recording of Harry's work in Peoria that got him the job at WMCA. There is also a great bio of Harry at http://reelradio.com/lw/lwhh.html#lwhh-1 in text, pictures and two hours of audio.

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In 1990, Stan Z. Burns passed away. He was part of the legendary WINS New York DJ team of the '50s and '60s, transitioning into the Newsroom when WINS switched to All News in 1965.
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