WBZ cuts Leveille, Cuddy, Dyett, poss. Desmarais

Ari Alpert xradioguy@yahoo.com
Thu Jan 1 14:35:45 EST 2009

If CBS is looking to cut costs, turning off a 50k transmitter 5 hours per night would probably save a few pennies! This day will live in infamy in my mind and reminds me why I got out of radio long ago during the early 90's recession and rise of bird feed. I still have passion for the medium (aka "Radio Disease" in my household) but no personal outlet other than lurking on this list (which is a pleasure). It's a sad day for Boston and radio that the last truly local and live overnight talk show is gone. Increasingly, it seems commercial AM radio has become a waste of bandwidth most hours and it's a real pity. Are WBZ and WEEI AM the only Boston AM signals with live local content 6AM - 6PM? Are live local overnights in terrestrial radio (any frequency/format) destined a thing of the past?

Back to lurking mode,

From: Bob Nelson <raccoonradio@mail.com>
To: "Paul B. Walker, Jr." <walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com>; Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net>
Cc: Boston Radio Interest <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 1, 2009 1:58:47 PM
Subject: Re: WBZ cuts Leveille, Cuddy, Dyett, poss. Desmarais

>>No way in h*ll CBS would put Stair on WBZ.

You'd be more likely to hear THIS:

(just after midnight)
"WBZ now leaves the air. WBZ is owned by CBS Radio and broadcasts on a frequency of
1030 kiloHertz as authorized by the Federal Communications Commission..."

(Switch off station. sssssssssss!)


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