WRKO: A fake Ernie Boch, and ESPN test?

Bob Nelson raccoonradio@mail.com
Thu Oct 1 02:47:49 EDT 2009

Tonight I noticed WRKO had two things on at once just before 2 am: Coast to Coast (along with Fox News,
a promo for Finneran, etc.) and what sounded like ESPN Radio. It wasn't a distant station coming in
(ESPN 680 in Memphis comes to mind) and mixing with them; no, they both sounded like WRKO. By 2:05 am,
it sounded like the ESPN was quickly faded down and it was back to _only_ Coast to Coast (WEEI in
the meantime was running their usual Fox Sports Radio).

I wonder if they were testing a feed from ESPN and could run some overnight or weekend shows or
certainly the (non-Red Sox) baseball playoffs on WRKO? At least the "two feeds at once" was solved.

Also the Herald reported that an "Ernie Boch III" has been posting on the Blue Mass Group blog and
trying to get advertisers to stop buying spots on the Howie Carr show. The only trouble: There is
no Ernie Boch III, and Ernie Boch Jr. is none too happy about the imposter. He says that he is
actually a big supporter of Howie Carr and that when his family owned WXTK, they were the first
to syndicate Howie.


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