Uncle Dale's replacement...

David Tomm nostaticatall@charter.net
Fri Sep 19 21:21:13 EDT 2008

Radioandrecords.com has a different take on this move.  Their article  
calls Lobel a "guest host" so this may not be a permanent thing.  In  
fact, the Herald article says Lobel will be "on all fall,"  whatever  
that means.  My question is, did they bring him in to talk sports,  
particularly with the Sox prepping for the playoffs and of course the  
Pats, to sort of bridge the gap between the beginning of the fall  
book and the start of the all Christmas music season?  Or, is this  
part of a larger move to eventually go all sports.  It seems to me  
this flip may happen later rather than sooner.  If they were going to  
pull the switch right away, why would they name Karen Blake to  
mornings as well?  I doubt she would be kept on through a format change.

I find it odd that CBS could be considering blowing up oldies/classic  
hits, since their sister stations in the format, WOGL/Philadelphia  
and  WCBS-FM/New York seem to be thriving with the PPM.  Maybe the  
idea of putting all-sports on FM to compete with WEEI seems like a  
more lucrative choice than sticking with classic hits.

As far as moving WBZ to FM, that one may take awhile.  I'm sure that  
CBS wants to see how WBCN and WZLX do in the PPM before deciding what  
to do with 1030.  If either FM tanks, I could see WBZ's programming  
shifting to FM, but that won't be determined until PPM is up and  
running for awhile, which will be a couple of years down the road.


On Sep 19, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Sean Smyth wrote:

> On Fri, 9/19/08, Maureen Carney <m_carney@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> is Bob Lobel, according to today's Boston Herald.
>> http://www.bostonherald.com/business/media/view/ 
>> 2008_09_19_Bob_Lobel_launches_comeback_-_on_radio/ 
>> srvc=home&position=7
>> Does this mean that CBS wants to move 103.3 off of oldies
>> eventually? I can't imagine Lobel doing a "that was
>> the Beatles; here's the Stones" type of shift.
>> I'm guessing there will be even less music (although the
>> holiday music may change that equation) in the mornings and
>> after the intial curiosity wears off their #s will be down.
> I like how Ted Jordan said he "realized" Bob was out of work when  
> he ran into him at a restaurant. Um, yeah, didn't see him much  
> driving down SFR anymore?
> Sounds like this move came from up top, and I'd be surprised if  
> 103.3 isn't all-sports by Christmas. You just don't make this type  
> of move if you want to stay with the format.
> (If they do blow up Oldies, what becomes of WZLX? I would think  
> they'd have to benefit?)

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