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Entry from November 05, 2019
Awful Broadcasting Company (ABC nickname)

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) began in 1943 and is headquartered on Manhattan’s Upper West Side (near Lincoln Center). The ABC nickname of “Awful Broadcasting Company” was posted on the newsgroup alt.adoption on January 7, 2000.
“Awful Broadcasting Company” was also written in a satirical piece by American sportswriter Jim Murray (1919-1998) in the Los Angeles (CA) Times on July 21, 1963.
Other ABC nicknames include “All Bullshit Channel,” “Almost Broadcasting Company,” “Alphabet Network,” “Already Been Canceled” and “Always Broadcasting Crap.”
Wikipedia: American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast radio and television networks that is a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California, on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building. The network’s secondary offices, and headquarters of its news division, is in New York City, New York, at their broadcast center at 77 West 66th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Since 2007, when ABC Radio (also known as Cumulus Media Networks) was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC has reduced its broadcasting operations almost exclusively to television. The fifth-oldest major broadcasting network in the world and the youngest of the Big Three television networks, ABC is nicknamed “The Alphabet Network”, as its initialism also represents the first three letters of the English alphabet, in order.
21 July 1963, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Sweet Science” by Jim Murray, sec. D, pg. 11, col. 1:
“Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Awful Broadcasting Company’s Wonderful World of Sport show which takes you today to Las Vegas and the training camps of the heavyweight champ, Sweets Piston, and his challenger and former champion, Shadow Scott.’
Google Groups: alt.adoption
PLease Help 20/20 Boycott
The All-Powerful One
>I don’t watch ABC
  Already Been Canceled

  Awful Broadcasting Company

  Always Broadcasting Crap
Google Groups: rec.autos.sport.indy
Thoughts on Indy 2002
>My thoughts on this year’s race…
>ABC’s coverage was horrible.
Remember ABC stands for
Awful Broadcasting Company.
Isn’t #ABC short for awful broadcasting company?
11:45 PM · May 9, 2014 from Seattle, WA·Twitter for Android
Obviously, ABC = Awful Broadcasting Company is responsible for the Crappy production,
@TheView @Rosie @WhoopiGoldberg Terrible TV Trash
11:28 AM · Jan 20, 2015·Twitter Web Client
Nicholas Waryas
Awful Broadcasting Company= Boycott ABC
9:23 AM · May 30, 2018·Twitter Web Client
E. E. Summers
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
Instead of the American Broadcasting Company, it should be the Awful Broadcasting Company.
11:40 PM · Oct 16, 2019·Twitter for iPad

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Tuesday, November 05, 2019 • Permalink

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