Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Yelping about radio?

Listeners review area radio stations?

Looks like that's what they're doing on Yelp!

Take a look at the reviews below for WMBR.

Yelp!: WMBR 88.1 FM

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Is EEI inflating it's Arbitron numbers?

Sports rival claims ’EEI is padding Hub stats

Monday, July 26, 2010


WSSH Memories....

Former WHDH, WCAP and WSSH staffer Bill O'Neil posts on his blog some memories of the old WSSH...and some of the changes that have occurred in radio. (He's now left the business and moved on to other things.)

WSSH Boston Radioactive Memories

Friday, July 23, 2010


EX-WRKO host Reese Hopkins has been behind bars.....

Ex-WRKO host Reese Hopkins has been sitting in prison for a couple of years, without being tried or convicted. He has been trying to prove his innocence.

CNN's Rick Sanchez has looked into some of the problems with this case.

Since that interview (just this past week) charges have been filed in a second assault.

Ex-WRKO Reese Hopkins Host Charged in 2nd Assault

2 years in jail without being tried or convicted?

Remember Roman Polanski has been tried and convicted, and he's still produced movies and enjoyed the breezes from his chalet.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Where In The World Is Pete Sheppard?

People have been speculating about what's up with former WEEI staffer Pete Sheppard.

Bruce at Boston Sports Media Watch has some ideas....

Where In The World Is Pete Sheppard?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


WGBH off air for tower painting.....!

In case you tuned around and found WGBH to be off the air in the middle of the day....

Pablo, at Bluemassgroup got his answer:

WGBH-FM: Dead air

(This is one of the differences between commercial and non-comm radio I suppose. Can you imagine a commercial station in Boston suigning off for a few hours in the afternoon to "paint the towers"?) >>shrugs<< ;-)

Monday, July 19, 2010


Severin under attack from the Globe?

The Globe's Scott Lehigh takes another whack at WTKK's Jay Severin....

Jay Watch: Bombs away

Thursday, July 15, 2010


WBIX to flip from business to Catholic programming

The beleagured 1060AM in Boston has had a checkered past with many formats and many call letters. Even it's existence as a "business station" has had a few colorful pages in the family photo album.

It is now being sold to a Catholic broadcasting group (not the Church itself), that will fill the programming schedule with programming from EWTN, Vatican Radio and a few other sources.

Here is the Globe's coverage of the sale:

WBIX is sold to Catholic broadcasting group
Station once owned by investor convicted of fraud will drop financial news format

To get an idea of what Holy Family Communications programs on it's other stations, you can look at the schedule for their station (WLOF) in Buffalo. You can see that most, if not all of the programs are from somewhere else (not produced by Holy Family themselves).

WBIX (to become WQOM) has a pretty good signal during the day. night they can be a tougher catch.

The people at WBNW must be happy, this leaves them as the sole business formatted station in the Boston area.

The people at Salem's WEZE and WROL must be a tad worried, as most of the listeners to those stations are Catholic. (And WROL airs a good amount of Irish and Catholic programming.)

(Aside: Can anyone recite all the call letters and formats that occupied 1060AM?)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Magic Christian Dies

Former WMEX and WVBF jock The Magic Christian has passed away.

Magic Christian Dies

(July 7, 2010) Chris Charles, the original ‘Magic Christian,” passed away July 2 from cancer. He had been living in a boarding house in Iowa. He was 66. In the 1960s, Chuck worked as a Top 40 jock at KBLA and KGBS.

Monday, July 12, 2010


WBZ: A "Contemporary" Music Station

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Here is an old article about WBZ Radio from 1966.

I am guessing that this was just following the "Live Five" promotion and their switch from MOR to a more contemporary format. I am also guessing that this was written by a Harvard student, as it is from The Harvard Crimson.

WBZ: A "Contemporary" Music Station

Saturday, July 03, 2010


Public radio's battle for your ears...

The Boston Herald had this article about the ratings between WGBH-FM & WBUR.

After format swap, WGBH lags behind WBUR in ratings

However, it's much too early to make a judgment. I'm sure WGBH knew there would be a long road to challenging WBUR.

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