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Joseph Gallant, listener, 3/25/08

I am writing because three things in the vintage ad reprinted on your website about CBS News's radio coverage of the Middle East War may lead me to believe the ad was from the 1967 Six-Day War and not the 1973 Yom Kippur War.


(1) I believe the Six-Day War also began on a Monday morning (Eastern Time)

(2) I don't think (but don't know for certain) that Ned Calmer was still with CBS News in 1973. I thought he retired between 1967 and 1973.

(3) And the bottom of the ad mentions WCBS, but makes no mention of "Newsradio", which was launched two-and-a-half months after the Six Day War.

Of course, I could be wrong, but after seeing the ad, I wanted to point this out to you in case this was an ad from the 1967 Six-Day War.

But WCBS had at least as extensive coverage (and maybe even more extensive coverage, given they had become 24/7 all-news) of the Yom Kippur War as they did the Six Day War.

Great website. I'm from Boston, but on many of my AM radios, I can get Newsradio 88 even during daytime hours. There have been times over the years when a big news story broke in/near New York where I'd tune WCBS get the latest details from someone on the scene.

Joseph Gallant
Norwood, MA

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