And from Cape Cod.....
Tue Oct 3 16:13:07 EDT 2006
We don't get WBUR up here in Maine, of course (except perhaps through the
Web --- I haven't checked).
But the discussion about competition between news/talk stations raises a
question I thought about the other day: Why was WITS (the late '70s
reincarnation of WMEX as a news/talk outlet) a failure? This was at a time
when such formats, offered 24/7, were something of an innovation.
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> >From what I hear of the ratings, although "some" people may not think of
> WBUR as "real," the number of such people must be minuscule. As I
> it, WBUR, though a news/talk as opposed to an all news station (as is WBZ
> during the day), is neck and neck with WBZ in listenership--at least in
> dayparts when both stations broadcast news. That may be less true when
> is broadcasting BBC news than when WBUR broadcasts Morning Edition or all
> Things Considered with local cut-ins. Also, when WBUR sells underwriting
> credits, the fact that its listeners are willing to pay to have the
> on the air must be a powerful tool when the advertiser must decide how to
> allocate its budget between commercial and public stations.
> Dan Strassberg, email@example.com
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don A." <Donald_Astelle@yahoo.com>
> To: "Paul B. Currier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "A. Joseph Ross"
> <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Aaron
> Read" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 1:27 PM
> Subject: Re: And from Cape Cod.....
> > > > I spent several hours at Deb Goldberg's election night party, but
> > > > both before and after, I was listening to WBUR. They definitely
> > > > carrying the election results and doing a good job of it, too.
> > I think we are coming up against the idea that many people (not me!)
> > think of WBUR as a 'real' radio station.
> > Some people (even talkradio and news junkies) would never think to go to
> > WBUR.
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