Hoey was removed from the CBS broadcasting booth during the fourth inning of game one after his voice went out. Although reported as a cold, Hoey's garbled and incoherent words led many to think that Hoey was drunk.
After this incident, Hoey never went to the broadcast booth without a tin of throat lozenges. His only other national assignment was calling the 1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Played in Boston, for Mutual.
After the 1936 season, Hoey was fired by the head of the Yankee Network. Baseball fans, including Franklin D.
After the 1938 season, Hoey demanded a raise, but the sponsors, despite public pressure, replaced Hoey with former player and manager Frankie Frisch. After leaving the booth, Hoey covered the Red Sox and Braves in Boston newspapers until 1946. Hoey died in Winthrop, Massachusetts. On November 17, 1949, of accidental gas asphyxiation.
Founded in 1922 and settling on 1230 kilocycles (kilohertz) a few years later, WNAC was founded by John Shepard III, a Boston businessman whose father John Shepard Jr. Had a department-store empire throughout New England and saw the potential of radio to publicize himself and his stores enough to finance his son's venture. The previous month WEAN (another Shepard-owned radio station) went on air in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1927, WNAC became one of the sixteen charter members of the CBS Radio Network. And remained a CBS affiliate for the next decade.
In the 1920s, using a 100-foot antenna connected by a clothesline to the building's roof, WNAC arranged the first network broadcast in radio history with station WEAF. In 1929, WNAC moved to new studios inside the Hotel Buckminster.
With the entrance on the Brookline Avenue side (21 Brookline Avenue), which would become the station's home for the next four decades. Shepard also launched a regional network to serve radio stations throughout New England; called The Yankee Network. , it was also a pioneer in radio news coverage. For many years, the Yankee Network was considered one of the best local/regional radio news operations in the country. Which became an affiliate of the Mutual Radio Network.In 1935, a year after MBS was formed. He also launched a second regional network, "The Colonial Network", with WAAB as its flagship station. Outside of Boston, Yankee and Colonial programming were usually heard on the same station; additionally, Colonial carried Mutual programming to its affiliates. Between them, Yankee and Colonial carried home games of the Boston Red Sox. Baseball teams and the Boston Bruins. The year 1935 also saw the hiring of Fred B. Cole, a young announcer who would spend more than 50 years on the air, most of them in Boston at various stations. In 1937, WNAC became an NBC Red.
Affiliate after losing CBS to WEEI. Four years later, WNAC's frequency changed to 1260 kilocycles (kHz). In 1942, to comply with FCC anti-duopoly regulations, WAAB was moved to Worcester. At the same time, WNAC lost NBC Red to WBZ and with WAAB having been moved, took over the Mutual affiliation.The Colonial Network was also shut down, with Yankee picking-up many of its programs. In other parts of New England, however, the only change for some former Colonial programming was in the time periods of such programming. Thank you for looking at our items! Chestnut Hill Books ships to every country in the world at reasonable rates as suggested by the United States Postal Service.
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