Pet Peeves

Doug Drown
Sun Mar 12 15:26:57 EST 2006

I'm reminded of the late William Pearce, the announcer for WGBH who was best
known for hosting the BSO and Boston Pops broadcasts.  He had a wonderful
distinguished Cantabrigian accent, but it was actually derived from his
upbringing in Hebron, Maine.  His original aspiration was to become a
Baptist minister.  I would have loved to have heard him preach!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Laurence Glavin" <>
To: "Doug Drown" <>; "A. Joseph Ross"
<>; "Mark Laurence" <>
Cc: "Boston Radio Interest" <>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: Pet Peeves

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Drown" <>
> To: "A. Joseph Ross" <>, "Mark Laurence"
> Subject: Re: Pet Peeves
> Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 07:55:04 -0500
> While we're on the subject of "nor'easters" that should be
> I'm curious as to how many New England radio and TV personalities still
> maintain a regional accent.  Eddie Andelman comes to mind, Howie Carr (who
> lets a dropped "r" slip through now and then), and Don Kent.  Any others?
> used to be common.
> -Doug
The overnight guy at WGBH-FM (their eqivalent of WBUR's Eli Polonsky)
makes Slim Pickens sound like James Bond.


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