revised WBZ prog sched

Ron Bello
Tue Jan 6 16:08:39 EST 2009

Why not use Metro for local news inserts in the evening and overnight ?

Doesn't CBS own a piece of Metro ?

Can't wait for the prerecorded news to play after a hockey game and not
mention the game that just ended.  It will obvious to the world not just
radio geeks.

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 11:01 PM, Mark Laurence <> wrote:

> On Jan 5, 2009, at 10:10 PM, radiotony wrote:
>  Tonight I was listening in the car on the way home from work and at the
>> top
>> of the 9 p.m. hour, WBZ led with CBS national news, a canned Gary LaPierre
>> bit introing the time and the traffic, a live traffic report, and what
>> clearly sounded like a previously recorded Diane Stern reading off some
>> quick headlines. It seemed to pale in comparison to the usual Kim
>> Tunnicliff
>> live reads in the evening.
> It definitely has that canned robotic sound to me.  It's the kind of thing
> that, if you listen to one aircheck (as a manager might do), you'd think,
> "hey, that sounds fine: no mistakes, just like live radio."  But as a
> listener, hearing it night after night, you'd know something was dead.  It's
> like driving through medium markets on the weekend, listening to random
> stations doing voicetracks.  Every break sounds okay, but after 3 of them
> you know there are no human beings.  I always thought 'BZ was better than
> that.

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