WTKK is giving Curtis Sliwa a show weeknights from 10 pm to 1 am, in betweenlocal Michelle Mc Phee and syndicated Phil Hendrie.The longtime Guardian Angeland WABC talk host (he apparently will continue there, too) has done fill insfor Jay Severin and Mc Phee in the past. According to the Herald, Sliwasaid, "WTKK is giving me a chance to do live and local radio in Boston, where I can continue to take it from the suites to the streets, and be raw and real." Butno doubt he will actually do the show from New York state, as Jay Severin did inthe past.Inside Music Media; Lee & Bain Channel If you have never seen these two archived sites before, they are a hoot!
While I understand the desire to put the "spoken word" formats on FM to reach a younger demo that has abandoned AM, I am sad to think that these AM-turned-into-FM formats are using up slots for a musical variety that should be available to listeners in a major market like Boston. And simply putting the AM programming/content on the FM dial isn't going to do it.
This was an interesting article in the Chicago tribune, and while from an out of town source, it has many great quotes from some great radio programmers about the constantly changing world of "Oldies" radio.
Lost of different music, lost of different shows, some experimental programming...always something interesting and different when you tune into WMBR.
Sports Talk Radio And Racism: Like Baseball And Apple Pie Boston Radio Historian, former PD, consultant, and current instructor at Lesley College Donna Halper, will speak Wednesday Evening in Danvers of her new book about Boston radio history: Boston Radio:: 1920-2010She will be introduced by Northeastern University's Dan Kennedy, also of WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press. You've probably heard the debate ever since Oldies 103 signed on in Boston!
;-)For some it's the Ronette's for some the Beatles, For some The Shirelle's, for some it's Boogie Oogie Oogie. Jerry Del Colliano has this great column looking at what Clear Channel did wrong, and how the new owners can get away from the ghost of Clear Channel Past.