Bonneville is already using "Nightside" name

Garrett Wollman
Mon Oct 1 14:46:35 EDT 2007

<<On Mon, 01 Oct 2007 12:49:31 -0400, "Bill O'Neill" <> said:

> Just what a new show needs, squishy stuff right out of the box.  How 
> about night slide, night angle, or, go nuts and call it (wait for it) 
> Dan Rea on WBZ.  Two big Boston names. No explanation necessary. 

> On a positive note, it's great to see a company guy getting the nod for 
> the big chair.  I wish him well.  Unusual in any corporate climate.

I certainly don't want to pre-judge the show when it's only just
begun, but if the past few months of "on-air auditions" have been any
guide, I don't think I'm likely to be listening.  Don't get me wrong:
Dan Rea is a competent broadcaster and a good interviewer, but every
time I've listened to him over the past few months, he's really left
me cold.  Based on what I've heard, I can't imagine ever hearing a
news story and thinking, "I wonder what Dan Rea has to say about
this."  Perhaps WBZ is trying to make a break from the past two
decades of distinctly opinionated evening talk hosts, but I don't
think they're likely to carry me along.


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