Thursday, January 28, 2010


The People-Meter knows the Truth...!!!

There has been a lot of discussion in the past year as the Personal People Meter (PPM) became the new way of collecting listening information for Arbitron.

Since that change in methodology, a few changes in listening patterns have emerged, as one type of methodology favors different types of listening over another.

But, as Arbitron claims, the PPM hears all...and knows the truth of what you really listen to!

New Ratings System for Radio Gives Guilty Pleasures a Boost.
Never Listen to CĂ©line? Radio Meter Begs to Differ

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


A radio show about golf....?

I've always said that golf is a disease. ;-) When I see people out golfing in rain and snow (I live near a golf course), and see how many people congregate, I've deduced that golf is a contagion. ;-) It can dominate conversations, make enemies, make people dissappear all day! (You know I'm kidding right?)

Most New England golfers are going thru withdrawal right now in the middle of Winter.

Liza Churchill has a golf show on WATD in Marshfield.

Goldie Bounce Golf on WATD in Marshfield

Thursday, January 14, 2010


News Talk 1200 to launch in April

Clear Channel has announced that WKOX AM 1200 will become "News Talk 1200 WXKS" in April. They hope to feature talk hosts from the Premiere syndicator that is part of Clear Channel, including Glenn Beck (now heard in a "best of" Saturday nights on WRKO), Sean Hannity, and even perhaps Rush Limbaugh when El Rushbo's contract with WRKO expires. There also will be local talk hosts and a news department.

The station had been progressive talk from April 2004 until December of 2006 when it flipped to Spanish "Rumba". Rumors of a flip back to talk, primarily conservative, have
been around for a long time and now are confirmed. The station now has a stronger signal, with a tower in Newton; it has 50,000 watts like WRKO but RKO AM 680 is lower on the dial (with a tower in Burlington) and is generally easier to get.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


1 Show and someone's disgruntled....

Yesterday, Emily Rooney and Callie Crossley began their local shows for the new incarnation of WGBH-FM. (See previous post below)

After only 1 show, someone out there doesn't like it.

A rough start to WGBH radio's new local shows

From reading the commentary, it appears to be laced with partisan complaints.

However, I like the first comment listed below the story:

This is a non-story. Fist day of a full time five day a week job. Let it go man. Talk to me in a couple of weeks.

Monday, January 11, 2010


WGBH-FM adds 2 local shows....

I was hoping to get this up before the week began. After flipping their Classical format to 99.5, WGBH-FM went to a news/information/talk format.

This week they added some local programs to it's lineup! Emily Rooney from WGBH-TV's "Greater Boston" program will have a daily show at Noon. (Yes, it's Andy Rooney's daughter.) Callie Crossley, a WGBH-TV contributor will have a 1 hour show following at 1PM.

The Globe's Johnny Diaz had this:

WGBH adds 2 shows to radio lineup

Sunday, January 03, 2010


The Herald's Jessica Heslam has this article on some of the personality changes that occurred in Boston Media over the last decade:

Boston lost some major talent in local TV, radio

"The city saw an exodus of some of the biggest names in broadcast TV news as the Internet continued to drastically alter the way media organizations deliver - and consumers get - the news."

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