Music Till Dawn on WEEI
Mon Feb 25 20:15:06 EST 2008
Interesting story --- and I would guess Westinghouse Electric's pockets were
deeper than CBS's. Just goes to show ya: When it comes to spending money,
them that has the most complain the loudest. -Doug
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Subject: Re: Music Till Dawn on WEEI
> 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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