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The History Of WBZ Radio

Timeline

Early Big News Stories

In the 1930s Springfield and western Mass experienced devastating floods. WBZ was there to tell the story. As weather conditions grew worse, we also provided evacuation information. Much like we did this year with the tornadoes in Western Mass and the hurricane events.

09/13/2011

WBZ And Dotty Myles

Young Dorothy Metzger had always dreamed of being a singer. She was 17 and barely out of high school, when she got her big break– hired to perform at Boston’s popular Cocoanut Grove nightclub.

09/13/2011

WBZ And Talk Shows

WBZ dominated and pioneered talk radio in Boston.  In 1963, Bob Kennedy began broadcasting “Contact.” He quickly earned a reputation for interviewing the top newsmakers of the day.  Lovell Dyett was WBZ’s first African-American talk host, joining WBZ in late 1971. Larry Glick arrived in 1968, and the Commander kept the overnight audience entertained for […]

09/13/2011

WBZ And New England Weather

As far back as the early 1920s, parents and kids who wondered if school might be canceled counted on WBZ for the “no-school announcements.”

09/13/2011

WBZ As A Music Station

From our earliest days, we featured concerts by nationally-known entertainers. As well as many local stars– like vocal duo Hum and Strum or country star Georgia Mae. Back then, WBZ aired many NBC network programs, like radio dramas and soap operas.

09/13/2011

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A Look Back On The History Of WBZ NewsRadio

WBZ was established in September of 1921, the first station to receive the newly created “commercial license.”

09/13/2010

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 History – 1990′s

Researched and Written by Donna Halper

03/14/2010

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 History – 1980′s

Researched and Written by Donna Halper

03/14/2010

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 History – 1970′s

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 History – 1970′s

03/14/2010

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 History – 1960′s

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 History – 1960′s

03/14/2010

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