Thursday, December 10, 2009

 

WHAV's Ed Johnson honored.....



WHAV was a 1KW station serving Haverhill with news and other local-yokel stuff. It has now morphed into a Spanish station. However, there are a few folks who have kept the flame of WHAV alive as an internet station WHAV.net. It is also available on local cable channels in the Merrimack Valley, and as a low-power station (Part 15?) in downtown Haverhill at 1640AM.

I think I recall Tom Bergeron talking about how helpful Ed Johnson was to his early career. It's nice to see that one of the "nice guys" in the business is remembered.

Station to Honor Long-Time Employee


The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune had this story:

WHAV plaque honors longtime announcer Edwin Johnson

I congratulate the efforts put behind keeping WHAV alive on the internet and elsewhere as WHAV.net. However, I think the operators of WHAV.net have to understand how people listen today.

WHAV.net occasionally has special programs, talk shows, but they are at odd times. Nowadays, people want to hear something when they want to hear it. While the music stream can continue day and night...special programming has to be available "on-demand"....as a stream or a podcast.

If I go to the website and see Jack Bevelaqua hosts the popular Open Mike Show"....in this day and age, no one is going to wait until "Tuesday at 6:30" to hear the program. When they ran a recent special on the history of WHAV...same thing. And if they are available "on-demand", they have to be EASY to find!

Great effort, but don't run an online station like a regular radio station.

On demand streaming of special programs and podcasts are the name of the game!

Comments:
nice post
 
Thanks for the mention! The 60th anniversary special with Tom Bergeron, Gary LaPierre, Phil Christie and others is available "on demand" at WHAV.net under the "Tune-In" menu. Admittedly many more programs can be added there. It is difficult to have telephone call-in shows such as Open Mike as on demand features, but guest segments could be added there. Thanks for the comments.
 
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Tim....not time.
 
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