Buzz Knight talks about changes at 92.9
Tue Feb 5 17:15:47 EST 2008

Good question Maureen

Before satellites and computers radio had a minor league system like
baseball. You might start in Calias then move to Bangor. Perhaps from
there Portland and so on. Manchester used to feed Worcester and in
some cases Boston. Worcester fed Providence and Hartford.

Meanwhile Boston was a magnet for announcers from all over that went
through similar feeding systems. Some in Boston made it to the Big 3
markets (NY, LA or Chicago)

TV news still has this in place but very little exists in radio now.

Maybe the future voices will come from internet radio.

20 years ago Portland was an excellent radio market for its size. Now
it is a shell of what it was.

On 2/5/08, Maureen Carney <> wrote:
> I have wondered for a long time where the next generation of on-air
> personalities (be it DJs or talk show hosts, or even programming people) are
> going to come from. The smaller stations are all on the bird, the larger
> stations are in love with voice tracking, programming is done by a computer
> and the audience runs from an open mike.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Bill O'Neill <>
> To: Garrett Wollman <>
> Cc:
> Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2008 4:03:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Buzz Knight talks about changes at 92.9
> Garrett Wollman wrote:
> > Clearly, Modern American Radio has trained its listeners well.  Since
> > the only mike sets at most music stations are followed immediately by
> > a stop set, it's only natural that listeners should automatically tune
> > out as soon as the "talent" starts talking.
> >
> Yup.  Pavlov would be proud.  Unfortunately, some of the best talent out
> there has been slowly but surely, more and more, confined into a box.  Woof.
> Bill O'Neill
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