Friday, June 26, 2009


A Dismembered Soul

I usually don't link to political sites, but this is one of the best obituaries about Michael Jackson I have seen.

A Dismembered Soul

He was loved. By uncountable millions as idol, and by some too-few friends as a person. I hope that in the end he at least knew as much, and that even the most famously, visibly, agonizingly tortured soul in the world could find a little peace in that.

Read the whole

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


WGBH, on-air fundraising, and top-heavy management....


Philip Greenspun
has some thoughts about WGBH and their on-air fundraising. I don't know much about Philip, except that he seems to have some interesting observations on things from time to time. ;-)

Who knew that WGBH had FOURTEEN vice-presidents? All making between 200 & 300K?

Public Radio Fund Drives

Is there any fat to be trimmed? Back in 2006, according to the IRS Form 990 (available from, the company was paying 14 vice presidents between $200,000 and $300,000 per year in current and deferred compensation. Henry P. Becton, Jr., the president, helped himself to $350,000 per year. [Did they need to pay Becton $350,000 for fear that this hard-charging young executive would be hired away by a new station in Los Angeles? The guy was in his 60s and about to retire, but presumably the Trustees of this non-profit organization thought that the wisest use of donor money was to give Becton a big pay raise.]

Friday, June 19, 2009


WTKK adds best of Smerconish

The Herald says WTKK
is adding the best of the Michael Smerconish show on Sundays from 12-3 pm.
Philly-based Smerconish had done numerous fill ins for Jay Severin during his
suspension. He has filled in for Sean Hannity's radio show in the past.

Last year he endorsed Barack Obama for President though is seen as a conservative.
WTKK says, "More than just politics, Smerconish covers everything from government to pop culture: all-things-Obama, dating, marriage, kids, wine, and a little more politics of course!"

Meanwhile the Quincy Patriot Ledger talked to WWZN's Jeff Santos who is interested in making the progressive talk at WWZN 1510 24/7

Friday, June 05, 2009


After making waves, Jay Severin back on airwaves...

This was an interview that Jay did with the Herald's Jessica Heslam after it was announced that his suspension was over.

After making waves, Jay Severin back on airwaves

‘Evolution’ of a humbled shock jock

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Radio & Records ceases publication....

Another indicator of the state of radio today:

Radio & Records Closes Doors

It's The End Of An Era

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