Music Till Dawn on WEEI
Mon Feb 25 18:42:47 EST 2008
One byproduct of WEEI being owned by CBS was increased labor costs at
every major Boston station.
IBEW local 1228 mandated that all technicians had to be paid the same
rate and working conditions that WEEI received and that was the rate
paid at WCBS.
Well this didn't sit well with Westinghouse and they devised a system
to eliminate union jobs. The WEEI contract stated that a technician
must operate anything with a VU meter. So WBZ whipped up combo boards
with no VU meters and made the jocks run them.
I believe Jerry Williams was the only talent that had a board op as he
demanded it. Glick ran his own board. BZ still had a union tech in
master control who babysat the delay system.
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