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When a West Coast subscriber telephoned to say there was no such radio station as WKCR, we thought we’d better check further on that computer-simulated American Football game between the 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles (CI No 781), and it begins to look like one of those dead grandmother on the roof-rack folk tales that always happened to some friends of somebody you know: Newsbytes has a slightly different version of the story, transferring it across the country to York, Pennsylvania and radio station WSBA, which, it says, is using an IBM Personal running software distributed by the National Football League, and Listeners there are treated to action-packed Sunday afternoons, complete with play-by-play commentary, after station employees fed the PC with information about the Eagles and the 49ers; the computer generated a 500-play print-out, which three station announcers broadcast with background sounds of a roaring crowd and the crash of pads – and the final score? Sorry Philly, the micro made it 49ers 20, Eagles 10.

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