demise of WHDH (AM) was: Nightcap

Mark Laurence
Sun Jan 4 10:29:43 EST 2009

On Jan 4, 2009, at 2:03 AM, Scott Fybush wrote:

> It's hard to imagine that Boston would have ended up as the lone  
> market in the country to support two full-market broadsheets into  
> the 21st century. (I guess DC sort of fits the bill, but only  
> because the Moonies are keeping the WashTimes afloat despite  
> massive losses.)

A few others, but not many.  Pittsburgh's Tribune-Review is a second  
broadsheet supported by suburban papers and Richard Mellon Scaife,  
who might be that city's version of the Moonies.  The rest are all  
propped up by JOA's: Seattle, Salt Lake, Tucson, Fort Wayne IN,  
Charleston WV, York PA, and Detroit, where they'll still be  
publishing daily despite the home delivery cutbacks.
> The Globe was still strong enough at that point that it probably  
> could have done what many of those other surviving papers did and  
> bought out the competition to close it down.

I wonder why the Globe has never shown interest in buying out the  
Herald or forming a JOA?  This is probably the single biggest reason  
why Boston still has pure newspaper competition.

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