среда, 14 марта 2012 г.

Summer of '87; Remembering a momentous month of bombshells on the broadcast beat

OK, I'll admit it: The dog days of August typically are theslowest time of the year on the broadcast beat -- and this year'sbeen no exception.

But it was a totally different story 20 years ago, with such bigevents as the launch of Chicago's fifth television news operationand its first "New Age" format radio station competing for headlineswith the early retirement of a legendary "Superjock" and the deathof the Fairness Doctrine.

With the luxury of hindsight, here are the highlights of August1987 -- a pivotal month in local television and radio history:

- Credit a world-class general manager, Al DeVaney, and atrustworthy news director, Greg Caputo, with …

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