Tuesday, September 22, 2015
RIP: 'Bruce Arnold' Salvucci...
THE ‘VOICE’: Local Merrimack Valley radio legend Arnold ‘Bruce Arnold’ Salvucci died Saturday at the age of 79
Local radio icon Arnold 'Bruce Arnold' Salvucci dead at 79
“Bruce was one of the kindest and giving individuals I have ever met. He always took great joy in the success of others and was a champion for many young broadcasters, like myself, as we progressed through the industry and in our careers,” said Cary Pahigian, former manager of WBZ Radio
Friday, September 11, 2015
On Point.....with WBUR's Tom Ashbrook
Starting out as a replacement for Christopher Lydon's "The Connection", Tom Ashbrook took the 10-Noon spot, now called "On Point" on WBUR, and now syndicated to the rest of the country through NPR (which also means we get less local content).
He has been hosting that shift since right after 9/11. Boston Magazine has this look at Tom Ashbrook, who had never worked in radio before.
"Twelve years ago, WBUR’s Tom Ashbrook had never worked in radio. Today, from his small Boston studio, he hosts one of the most popular and influential shows on public radio, heard each week on 240 stations nationwide. And he’s only just getting started."
Monday, August 31, 2015
Easy Listening....Still on the Air......
Bob Bittner owns and runs WJIB 740AM in Cambridge....and continues the Easy Listening" tradition!
Now if we could find a way to listen online! (Or on an HD sub channel!)
Spinning songs in the key of nostalgia
"These days, when you tune to AM 740 and Sinatra and Elvis and Nat King Cole come tumbling out of the car speakers, it’s an exotic treat."
Friday, August 07, 2015
Talk Radio's Advertising Problem?
Seems like Talk Radio is a shell of it's former self back in the 80's and 90's when we had the "best of the best".
The format has taken a lickin' from the PPM, the aging demographic, and the rapidsly aging technology of "AM Radio".
Add to that scenario the problem with advertisers shying away from anything that resembles a controversial environment....
The Wall Street Journal had this article.
Talk Radio’s Advertising Problem
"Audiences Still Tune In, but Social Media Scared Off Many Advertisers"
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Conservative Media in Liberal Massachusetts
Why do I always see mistakes and wrong assumptions in every news article about radio? Maybe it's me...you can reaad it and make your own opinion.
The Globe writes about some format changes in Boston, the new 1430AM, 1260AM's upcoming changes and others:
Conservative media outlets see a market in Mass.
At least three right-leaning outlets — two talk-radio stations and an online newspaper — are setting up shop in this bluest of blue states, knowing not everyone will listen or read but betting that the overlooked, red-tinged minority will form a loyal following.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
WEEI suspends morning show host Kirk Minihane....
WEEI suspends morning show host Kirk Minihane
Kirk Minihane, one of three hosts on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan” morning program, was suspended for Monday’s show as punishment for an on-air argument Friday with midday cohost Christian Fauria. Fauria, a former Patriots tight end, initiated the conflict on-air by reacting angrily to Minihane’s previous assertion that Fauria would not be on the radio had he not played professional football. It’s unclear why Minihane was punished while Fauria was not.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The State of the Disc Jockey.....
This is an article that was written a couple of years ago by Jeff McKay for RadioInfo.
If you have vivid memories of favorite DJ's past and present, you might enjoy this article on the current role of jocks as radio moves into a world of Pandora, iTunes, Personal People Meters (PPM), and extended corporate control.
I found it fascinating.
The State of the Disc Jockey