top radio personalities in Boston?
Sun Dec 27 16:19:13 EST 2009

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Donna Halper <>
>Sent: Sun, Dec 27, 2009 4:04 pm
>Subject: top radio personalities in Boston?

>An editor friend of mine, who normally writes articles about popular culture, asked me for my list of the most important radio personalities of all time in Boston-- she's asking people in a >number of other cities too. She wanted to know about the radio people who are/were considered the best-known, most popular, in other words, the people who made a major impact in >Boston, whether they got huge ratings or not. 
>While it's hard to name just a few (she suggested no more than 6 or 7), I was thinking Arnie Ginsburg, David Brudnoy, Bob Clayton, Jerry Williams, Dick Summer or perhaps Bruce Bradley, >Carl deSuze or maybe Dave Maynard... and I wanted to say somebody from sports-- like Curt Gowdy, who got started in radio but later was identified with TV... wow, I could probably >name about 20, but who would you say fit her criteria-- best known, most popular, somebody who made a major impact in some way (whether through charitable work, getting quoted a >lot, being identified with some major area of broadcasting like sports or news or some niche format)... What would your list of Boston's top radio personalities be-- and why would you >choose the ones that you decided on?  

Of course, mentioning David Brudnoy's name brings up memories of a time when there was genuinely intelligent talk on
the commercial radio dial;  but let us not forget Gene Burns, who was also in that firmament.
And although he was occasionally reprimanded for a certain "pomposity", the late Robert J. Lurtsema was a 
true original.

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