Fw: WMAS 1450 to talk, PS

Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Dec 18 15:38:09 EST 2004

Once again, I forgot to copy the list.

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
To: "Donna Halper" <dlh@donnahalper.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: WMAS 1450 to talk, PS

> As I understand it, Jones now handles affiliate relations for AAR, which
> partially explains why a lot of stations that carry AAR (including all of
> the one owned by CCU, I think) pre-empt some of the AAR programming to
> shows from Jones. For example, WKOXKS carry Randi Rhodes on delay so that
> they can carry Ed Schultz live. I would think, then, that Randi is on
> on many more stations than she is on live. You'd think that AAR would
> the time of the live feed to the hours in which the program airs on the
> largest number of stations. I, for one, would like to hear Randi take more
> calls on the air.
> But, of course, that would create a problem for WLIB, AAR's most importnat
> affiliate, in PM drive. I suspect that Randi, with her New York accent,
> plays a lot better in New York City than Schultz does. In my opinion,
> Schultz is OK, but I think he tries to get too many calls onto the air,
> the result that a lot of callers don't get a chance to develop their
> (This is not sour grapes; the one time I got through to Ed, I was on the
> for about 3-1/2 minutes. Ed did most of the talking, but I did not feel
> I got the fast shuffle.)
> Schultz's show airs live from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern. Rhodes air's
> from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Eastern. WKOXKS carries Rhodes from 6:00 PM to
> PM--entirely on delay. A compromise would put Rhodes' last hour on live on
> stations like WKOXKS, making the last hour the first hour of the program
> be heard each day in Boston (and many other markets) and the only hour to
> heard live in those places. Maybe someone has decided that each hour of
> program needs to be heard in its entirely in the same sequence as in the
> live feed. If that's what some genius thinks, I think it's a mistake. I
> that one of the strong points of AAR's stats is its high TSL, but how many
> people listen to four complete hours in one sitting?
> --
> Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
> eFax 707-215-6367
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna Halper" <dlh@donnahalper.com>
> To: <raccoonradio@myway.com>; <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 12:50 PM
> Subject: Re: WMAS 1450 to talk, PS
> > At 11:11 AM 12/18/2004 -0500, Bob Nelson wrote:
> >
> > >Not sure exactly when it flipped but I guess WMAS 1450 in Springfield
> > >now talk: George Murphy (local), Stephanie Miller, Neil Boortz, Ed
> Schulz,
> > >Randi
> > >Rhodes, Phil Hendrie.
> >
> > It seems a number of stations carry a combination of AA and Jones Radio
> > programming-- Ed and Stephanie are from Jones.
> >

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