Would syndicating WEEI in northern New England work?

Doug Drown revdoug1@verizon.net
Mon May 14 15:17:36 EDT 2007

Howie would be sorely missed by a lot of people if his show were dropped
here in Maine.  He has a lot of listeners.  Heck, if a station in Halifax or
Moncton or Fredericton were to pick him up,  I think he'd even show decent
ratings over there.  Mainers and Maritimers have lotsa Mass. connections.
Not so true in Vermont.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill O'Neill" <me@billoneill.us>
To: "Dan Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
Cc: "BostonRadio Mailing List"
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: Would syndicating WEEI in northern New England work?

> Dan Strassberg wrote:
> > You've seen those posters--kinda 3D maps, with Boston at the bottom
> > 128 a little more than half way up, 495 about 80% of the way up, and
> > California right near the top?
> Funny, that was precisely the mental image I had as I penned my
> response!  And as for Burlington, first-time visitors flew into BTV.  I
> drove them down Shelburne Road (Route 7 south) and suddenly Shelburne
> (wait for it) ENDED.  Then, it's open fields that appear seemingly out
> of nowhere (occasional McMansions, etc.) and, yes, cows (occasional
> alpacas.  Alpacas spit at visitors.)
> When Carr was still on WVMT (620 Burlington) I selfishly enjoyed the
> show because it was a touch of home.  You just don't get many "Hi
> Howie-howaya-Howie-howyadoin-long-time-first-time-Howie." And that's
> just the "hello."  It was evident that Howie had absolutely no clue that
> oblique Hub political references were lost on Vermonters' ears.
> Frankly, even local stations here don't regard local Vermont politics as
> a full-contact sport.
> Let's face it, Vermonters are all sleeping better today - the state
> legislature wrapped up for the year this past Friday.  It's safe to move
> about now.  I have an office here on Elm Street in Montpelier. On Friday
> you could see the pols in suits all walking up the hill to the final
> session ... and packing up the cars ready to head back over the mountain.
> Bill O'Neill

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