Follow-up To NERW Piece On W221CH

Kevin Vahey
Sun Mar 1 10:44:13 EST 2009

As I surmised in the my original post it may well have been an AFTRA
situation with RKO General as well.

If I recall correctly AFTRA was only in 4 Boston radio outlets (WHDH,
WNAC-WRKO, WBZ and WEEI) and that was because of TV or being owned by
a network. WEZE may have been as well but they were not at WMEX.

On 3/1/09, Sid Schweiger <> wrote:
>>>WABC used to do something similar where the newsman on the overnight
> show would say WABC AM and FM New York.<<
> WABC's legal IDs were done by live announcers due to a clause in the AFTRA
> contract with ABC, not FCC rules.  The contract stipulated that only certain
> AFTRA-represented employees could do the IDs (the DJs could not do them,
> only "staff announcers," many of whom also worked overnight news shifts on
> WABC).
> Sid Schweiger
> IT Manager, Entercom New England
> 20 Guest St / 3d Floor
> Brighton MA  02135-2040

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