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RE: Hub TV in Western Mass....

I have seen Boston stations, specificially WBZ, carry coverage about Western
Massachusetts. They usually mention something going on in WMass at least
once a week, and I have even seen Peg Rusconi in Springfield during news
thats going on out here.


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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
[mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org]On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 1:50 PM
To: mlaurence@mindspring.com
Cc: joepappalardo2001@yahoo.com; boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
Subject: Re: Hub TV in Western Mass....

On Thu, 29 Nov 2001 01:41:13 -0500 Mark Laurence
<mlaurence@mindspring.com> writes:
> A western Mass. lawmaker wants to force local cable companies to
> carry
> Boston TV stations, because he says the local stations don't air
> enough
> news to protect the safety of his constituents.  Specifically they
 didn't carry a speech by Acting Gov. Swift in the beginning of
> October.
>Boston TV stations will cover his area's local news
> approximately
> zero times per year.

I agree with Mark, it would be interesting to see the argument the
attorney uses considering Boston TV rarely covers Boston City Hall.  What
makes anyone think they will cover LOCAL news in Western Mass?  As for
the Acting Governor's address in October I am sure that NECN covered it
live, and if so,  it WAS on the local cable,  if he wants to go after the
local broadcasters for not covering it I think that would be a different