"Hometown Tradition" Does NOT Continue At WCCM

bradfordwood@comcast.net bradfordwood@comcast.net
Wed May 16 14:10:31 EDT 2007

Larry, Larry, Larry - here you go again...

There is more than just what you're talking about on WCCM - try to add a positive spin to your life once in a while.

Bruce Arnold still hosts a local talk program in the late mornings, Lou Blasi still hosts a local talk program (Hotline) at Noon, and Ronnie Ford still hosts a local talk program (Ronnie Ford's Byline) at 2.  While there is Client Spotlight programming mixed into the programming day, there is still local radio happening at WCCM.  (Altho I will admit, that I do miss Marc Lemay in the mornings with The Open Mic and his smattering of news) but that's the breaks when it comes to the demise of local radio.  People move on, positions don't get filled...

And since you're from Methuen, and since you're such an "expert" in radio - why not apply for a job with Costa Eagle Broadcasting - I'm sure Pat Costa could at least use another sales person - because as we all know, without advertising there is no radio...and maybe you could take good ol' Doug's place in the AM Drive...heaven knows - we all need a little more Larry Glavin in our life!

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Laurence Glavin" <lglavin@mail.com>
> I noticed that any kind of local news seems to have disappeared from
> WCCM-AM 1490, Haverhill-Lawrence.  Early in the day, they pick up Doug
> Stephan's "Good Day" show with news at the top-of-the-hour from the
> USA Radio network, but no local cutins going from one to the other.
> Mid-mornings they run program-length commercials that at least are 
> real call-in shows, but nonetheless sponsored by area businesses...
> still no local news, not even at noon.  Yet part of the station ID
> package includes the slogan "the hometown tradition continues".
> Some of you may be aware that one of the missing soldiers in Iraq
> is from Lawrence, MA, but on WCCM today, the only reference to him
> has come through a network feed. A certain ubiquitous radio scribe
> recently opined that local ownership would be the best way to provide
> local service to a small-market city, but here we have a radio station
> owned in part by a NEWSPAPER (but for how much longer?) with NO 
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