Tuesday, November 22, 2005

 

Former WFCR/Amherst Reporter Charged In Forgery


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While this is blog about Boston radio, I spotted this article and figured some readers might have some interest and contact in Amherst.


Former WFCR/Amherst Reporter Charged In Forgery

Former noncommercial WFCR/AMHERST, MA reporter and NPR freelancer PIPPIN ROSS has been charged with trying to use forged documents to violate her probation on drunk driving charges.

ROSS was convicted of her fourth DUI in FEBRUARY and sentenced to a year in jail and another 1 1/2 years suspended until 2009; the SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN reports that BERKSHIRE Superior Court indicted ROSS on OCTOBER 31 with being accessory before the fact in forgery, accessory before the fact in aiding an escape from a jail, conspiracy for forgery, conspiracy to aid an escape from jail and conspiracy in attempting an escape from jail. A co-defendant, ROBERT KELLY, has been hit with similar charges for helping ROSS. The allegations involve ROSS' alleged use of a forged mittimus that would have allowed her to get out of jail early.

Monday, November 21, 2005

 

One Chick Dishin'....!



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Everyone remember Leslie Gold?

She was part of the "Two Chicks Dishin'" show on WRKO awhile back.

Here's the latest on what she's been doing....(From Radio & Records):

Leslie Gold Moves To Afternoons At WXRK/New York

The self-described "Radio Chick" will take over the PM drive slot when WXRK debuts its previously announced move to become "92.3 Free FM" on Jan. 3, 2006.

Gold moves to the Infinity outlet following a brief stint at Sirius. Her radio resume includes stops at WRKO/Boston and New York stations WNEW and WAXQ.

Gold will be joined at WXRK by her longtime collaborators, Butchy Brennan, the show's producer, and sidekick comedian Chuck Nice.



On that note, does anyone know where the other Dishin' Chick, Lori Kramer is these days?

(Or for that matter, Darlene McCarthy, who was partnered with Lori for the 'Chicks' show when Leslie left for NYC.)

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Friday, November 18, 2005

 

Numbers Day...

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Phase one on the fall radio rating period is over and the results are in.

You can find them here.

Do you think WEEI's numbers have now peaked until the Spring?

(Unless you think the week of "Theo-gate" is going to help them with Phase two.)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

 

Well, they ARE skating on Boston Common...

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Oldies 103.3 goes
ALL holiday music
now through December 25th!




Umm....to quote the late Karen Carpenter:

Merry Christmas Darling? ;-)

Friday, November 11, 2005

 

Michael Graham Takes Over Afternoon Drive Duties on 96.9 FM Talk / WTKK


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Boston, MA: Greater Media, Inc, announced today that Michael Graham,
nationally known talk show host, columnist and political consultant,
will officially take over as the afternoon drive host on 96.9 FM / WTKK
beginning on Monday, November 14, 2005 from 3PM to 7PM.

Graham has been filling in as a special guest host on WTKK over the past
several weeks to enthusiastic listener response. Graham had previously
worked at WMAL in Washington, DC, WRVA in Richmond, Virginia and WSCC in
Charleston, South Carolina.

(And thanks to the person who sent me the tip! You can check his personal web site at: michaelgraham.com )

Thursday, November 10, 2005

 

It's Imus on 96.9....get used to it! ;-)


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From FMQB.com

Greater Media-Boston has renewed a three-year deal to carry Westwood One’s Imus in the Morning on 96.9 FM Talk WTKK. The agreement will run through May 2009.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

 

AFTRA Decertification Petition Filed At Entercom/Boston

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From AllAccess.com

AFTRA Decertification Petition Filed At Entercom/Boston


ALL ACCESS hears that a petition from staffers at ENTERCOM/BOSTON filed with the NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD seeks to decertify AFTRA as the staff's bargaining unit. The move means that a decertification election will be called in mid-DECEMBER, around DECEMBER 19, unless the NLRB decides otherwise after a NOVEMBER 21 hearing. ENTERCOM sister Talk KIRO-A/SEATTLE staffers voted to decertify AFTRA as their bargaining representative earlier this year.

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