Metro Networks Cuts In Boston

Doug Drown
Fri Sep 19 15:50:48 EDT 2008

While we're on this subject: something that has never made sense to me is 
why WBZ uses AccuWeather rather than the meteorologists of its sister TV 
station.  This has been the case for a long time now; I'm quite sure the 
practice predates Westinghouse's purchase of CBS.  Can anyone explain?


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From: "Kevin Vahey" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: Metro Networks Cuts In Boston

> The irony is Feder may well be on the chopping block at the Sun Times.
> The paper is rumored to be making more newsroom cuts but Marotti
> quitting has helped cut payroll some as he was making 500K. The open
> letter to Marotti by Roger Ebert was astonishing to see in print.
> In fairness the Sun Times was raped by Conrad Black and they actually
> had to sell their building on Wabash to Donald Trump to stay afloat.
> Their home delivery is now handled by the Tribune and they are hanging
> on by a thread as is the Herald. The paper has never really recovered
> from the messy situation caused by the Field brothers who couldn't
> stand each other and they liquidated their holdings in print and
> broadcasting (in fact closed Channel 48 in Philly because they
> couldn't wait for a buyer). 

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