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Re: Bruins vs. State of Union
Thank goodness NESN doesn't have a news deparment.
On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 4:10PM -0500, Sean Smyth wrote:
> Dave Faneuf <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Even though WODS and WBZ share a GM they have different PD's and are
>> longer in the same building. If they were still at SFR all they
>> have had to do was dial up the appropriate Studio Pgm bus on the
>> on the air board and pot it up. I don't think they can do that any
>> longer even if WODS wanted to air it (which I doubt). The
>> speech is supposed to start about 9ish, figure an hour or so with
>> commentary after. I guess it depends on whether BZ wants to take the
>> democratic response or not. I know NPR is planning coverage til at
>> 11pm including analysis and the dems response.
> In past years before WODS/WBZ fell under one banner, WBZ sent a few
> conflicts on Election Nights over to WJDA and WESX. Of course, neither
> anywhere near the coverage even in their immediate 'metros' as WBZ does
> said markets, nonetheless it covered most of Boston proper (WESX in
> Boston, WJDA in Southie and Dorchester always did well) except for JP
> West Roxbury (where I don't recall picking up either one at night).
> While WBZ will obviously keep its main studio over on SFR, I don't
> understand why they don't keep a backup studio with the rest of the
> properties in the old Channel 38 building. (Did the plan to move all
> Infinity stations, besides 1030, over there go through?) Such a backup
> studio with a direct line connection would make such switchoffs more
> possible in the future.
> If anything, the Bruins should get shoved over on WBCN for the
> already have (minimal) sports pre-emptions so it wouldn't be exactly
> to have them on 104.1 for just one night.