Scaled Back Boston Marathon Coverage On WBZ Radio

Roger Kirk
Mon Apr 21 17:18:00 EDT 2008

And, in somewhat-related news - Bob Lobel did his farewell ("swan song" 
as my wife put it) this afternoon.

Mark Watson wrote:
>  I noticed that WBZ radio did not have the "wire to wire" Boston 
> Marathon coverage today as they have done in past years. This year 
> they stayed pretty much in regular format, with race updates in 
> between the regular format elements. They did have live calls of the 
> finishes of the wheelchair, women's & men's divisions however. I did 
> not tune in till after 10:30, so I don't know if they did a live call 
> of the start of the race. And the live finish calls were handled by 
> Mark Kattic (sp?) and not Gil Santos, who had anchored the "wire to 
> wire" coverage in the past. Could the scaled back coverage be an 
> economic move, or a programming decision to stick with the regular 
> format, save for the updates and coverage of the finishes?

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