RKO General - A Proud but Sad Legacy


The organizations merged to make RKO General:



The Yankee Network - acquired in 1943.

The Bamberger Broadcasting Service - acquired in 1950.

The Don Lee Network - acquired in 1948.

The Mutual Broadcasting System

RKO Radio Pictures - acquired from Howard Hughes in 1955.


The RKO General Stations over the years:

Boston, Massachusetts:
WNAC/WRKO(AM) 680 - Boston, Massachusetts

WNAC-FM/WROR-FM 98.5 - Boston, Massachusetts

WNAC-TV Channel 7 - Boston, Massachusetts (WNEV-TV: 5/22/82-1987, now WHDH-TV)


Los Angeles, California:
KHJ-AM - Los Angeles (now KKHJ Los Angeles)

KHJ-FM/KRTH(FM) - Los Angeles

KHJ-TV Channel 9 - Los Angeles (now KCAL-TV)

Memphis, Tennessee:
WHBQ-AM 560 - Memphis, Tennessee

WHBQ-TV Channel 13 - Memphis, Tennessee

New York City:
WOR-AM 710 - New York City

WOR-FM/WRKS-FM 98.3 - New York City

WOR-TV Channel 9 New York City (now WWOR-TV Secaucus, New Jersey)

Washington, DC metro area:
WGMS-AM 570 - Bethesda, Maryland (xWTEM, then WWRC (-1998), now WTNT (1998-present))

WGMS-FM 103.5 - Washington, DC - a Bonneville station (some background? Read on… )

Windsor, Ontario:

CKLW-AM 800 (The Big 8)

 

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