most important talk show hosts
Wed Apr 19 08:28:56 EDT 2006

Those were the days at WHDH when I was Pat Whitley's producer (who you left 
out of your list).  Jess Cain and Tom Doyle did the morning show, followed 
by Pat, then Steve, then Eddie, then Bruce, and Larry (although, 
disastrously, Larry did the mid-afternoon show for a while).  Dale Arnold 
did sports and we had folks like Listo Fisher, Doug Cope and Don Huff doing 
news.  Those were fun times.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean Smyth" <>
To: "Bill O'Neill" <>; <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: most important talk show hosts

> On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 12:10:06 -0400
> "Bill O'Neill" <> wrote:
>>Rush's market presence was a planned
>>evolutionary process - by starting out as barter on flea and
>>rim shot signals, he introduced himself to the market, all
>>while a conservative presence was in office. Concurrent with a
>>transition to the Clinton administration, local markets lost
>>their broadcasts of Rush to major market signals.
>>Example is WCAP (980 Lowell) was one of the first Rush
>>(barter)  affiliates in 1989 when he was two hours, noon-two.
>> Within a couple of years, WHDH stepped up and paid the fees.
>>(Would later move to WRKO when WHDH was blown up.) By the time
>>the Clinton administration became active, Rush would have
>>already positioned himself as contrarian. His "Rush Rooms" and
>>"tours" would further solidify his affiliate relations base.
> Ah, the days when Rush was merely weekend filler on WHDH. At
> that time, they were still live and local 24/7 on weekdays
> (Jess Cain, Steve Martarano, Ted O'Brien, Eddie, Larry Glick),
> save for Bruce Williams at night.

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