Monday, October 18, 2010


Jackie Ankeles back on North Shore Radio

WNBP AM 1450 in Newburyport has
announced the return of former WBOQ DJ Jacky Ankeles, who will be
on air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting today, October 18.
Ankeles had been with WBOQ for 22 years but was suddenly let go,
and could only say goodbye to her "Northshore 104.9" listeners via
a piece for the Salem News.

Ankeles is active in the community and had gone through some format
changes at WBOQ (classical to swing to "good time favorites"). Now
she is at "The Legends". WNBP's site shows some of the artists
they feature--the Beatles, Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole,
Linda Ronstadt, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon, etc

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Suburban WCAP charging politicians for on-air interview

There has been some surprise noted in some of the newspapers that WCAP charges politicians for on-air political interviews.

I don't know if this is a big deal or not. Stations have always charged for advertising, mostly :60 & :30 spots. Should it be any different when a station sells time for an interview in a longer form? As long as the station is up front about it.

I know stations are going through a tough time, especially AM stations, especially local suburban stations, especially stations that attempt to be local.

Here is Wicked Local Watertown's story:

Talk radio station charging Massachusetts politicians for interviews

Iannuzzi and the owner of station WCAP, AM 980, say there’s nothing unusual about selling airtime on a weekly talk show, but media critic and Northeastern University journalism professor Dan Kennedy says it sounds unorthodox to him.

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