Saturday, February 23, 2008

 

WRKO lets Moe Lauzier go




Longtime WRKO talk host Moe Lauzier has been
let go by the station
, after
25 years at the local talker. Many a weekend morning was spent by WRKO's
listeners with Moe, discussing "the issues of the day". But now, due to
cost-cutting (perhaps he'll be replaced with an informercial about colon
cleansers), he is off the air. And Lauzier says on his blog that he wasn't
even fired personally by program director Jason Wolfe--they told a producer
to give him the news.

WRKO still has Howie Carr (last week, a voice from the past, Avi Nelson,
filled in for him) and some local content but from now on, listeners
tuning in to expect live-and-local talk radio on the weekends will get
an informercial instead (or perhaps a replay of another talk show).
As Dapper O'Neill once put it, it's enough to make you want to throw
up on television.

 

Whats next for WCRB...?

Rumors swirl around 99.5FM WCRB.

Will classical music survive on the radio in Boston?

Will Sportradio make it's way to 99.5?

The Globe's Clea Simon recently had this article....

Air of uncertainty about format and future of WCRB

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

 

Radio on TV! Remembering V66....

Lots of great memories...!

If nothing else, memories of 80's video tape!


Thursday, February 14, 2008

 

Jess Cain passes away at 81




Jess Cain has lost his battle with cancer. The
Globe
has details about the life of WHDH's legendary morning man, who was
also active in local theatre--and a class act. Cain died at 5 a.m. today
according to his son Michael. "There will be no wake or funeral", said Michael Cain. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

He had a Red Sox connection, singing "The Yaz Song" which can be heard in the film
"Fever Pitch" (and here). When Yastrzemski retired, he sang "Yaz's Day" to the tune of "Yesterday"
at Fenway.

Cain was part of a time when innuendo and shouting were not part of AM radio
entertainment.

UPDATE According to the Herald:
"A public memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham.
Cards and condolences can be sent to the Cain Family c/o 54 Bluff Road, North Weymouth, MA 02191."

Friday, February 08, 2008

 

XM-Sirius...What up with that....?

We haven't heard anything about the proposed merger between XM & Sirius.

Figured it might be a good time to revisit Farmer Mel....


Thursday, February 07, 2008

 

WCRB Celebrates 60 Years



WCRB Started out as an AM station in Waltham in 1948.

Then became one of the countries most sucessful Classical stations on 102.5FM.

Many we dissappointed with their move to the lesser signal 99.5...but many were happy the station is still on the air in some incarnation.

WCRB now Celebrates 60 years of broadcasting

Dave MacNeill has been there all along. Quite a feat!

Although Dave Macneill has decided to give up his position as host of the Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts, he will still be contributing to the station in other capacities.

Happy Birthday WCRB and congratulations to Dave Macneill on a great career!

Here's the Globe's writeup:

A Classical Survivor Celebrates a Milestone

Saturday, February 02, 2008

 

The New Sound of WBOS: "Radio 92.9" Classic Alternative



WBOS FM 92.9 has changed format from “adult album” to “classic alternative”.
Happened at 6 pm yesterday...The staff (other than George Knight) has been
let go (including Holly Harris, host of the long-running "Blues On Sunday").

“Radio 92.9.Want more music and less talk?
Then 92.9 is the only place on the dial to get exactly that!
radio 92.9 brings you the best music from artists you love...
Like Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Pearl Jam, The Dave Matthews Band and many more.”

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