And from Cape Cod.....

Aaron Read
Tue Oct 3 12:46:41 EDT 2006

I'm willing to stand corrected, but after reading that article I think I 
see the point: the Cape is feeling stiffed because THEIR elections 
didn't get more extensive coverage than any other local elections in the 

I don't begrudge them that, actually.  The Cape has lots of local radio 
outlets, including their own local NPR affiliate(s) in WCAI/NAN/ZAI. 
It's a reasonable assumption that a local station would do more local 
election coverage, and I'm a little surprised WCAI (apparently) didn't.

Did anyone catch WMVY that night?  They're obviously not a news station, 
nor are they really a Cape station (signal's not big enough) but they 
are pretty good at being a "local" station.  I wouldn't have been 
surprised if they did some special coverage of Cape elections.

WBUR-AM, of course, wouldn't have devoted any more time to Cape 
elections than it would for any other local election since it's a 
one-for-one repeater for WBUR-FM in Boston; they're going to cover 
everything *outside of Boston* pretty much equally. That is to say, not 
as thoroughly as they're going to cover Boston elections.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if their coverage was still at least at 
the "not bad" to "pretty decent" level for Cape (and elsewhere) 
elections.  They certainly were in full election coverage mode that night.


Aaron Read
Boston, MA 02246

Paul B. Currier wrote:
> Interesting, thanks.  How much time was dedicated solely to our local C&I
> elections?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "A. Joseph Ross" <>
> To: <>; <>;
> "Aaron Read" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 1:03 AM
> Subject: Re: And from Cape Cod.....
>> On 27 Sep 2006 at 12:15, Aaron Read wrote:
>>> I wasn't listening that evening, but I find it hard to believe that
>>> WBUR wasn't carrying election results.  Their 1240AM signal from West
>>> Yarmouth covers most of the Cape & Islands pretty well.
>> I spent several hours at Deb Goldberg's election night party, but
>> both before and after, I was listening to WBUR.  They definitely were
>> carrying the election results and doing a good job of it, too.
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