Al Kennedy

Kevin Vahey
Thu May 13 20:22:12 EDT 2010

Actually the studios at 111 Broadway were pretty good as Mac bought
all new boards, turntables etc

Arnie Ginsburg actually designed it.

The transmitter was a mess however.

On 5/13/10, Dan.Strassberg <> wrote:
> WMEX was owned and managed by people who pinched pennies until Lincoln
> howled in pain. The station had antiquated equipment and generally
> lousy facilities (and this time, I am not referring just to the
> signal, although that was terrible until the daytime power increase of
> 1972). But somehow, they managed to sound great and get ratings that
> were unheard of in a market with as many signals as Boston has. The
> air staff pretty obviously knew they were being taken advantage of,
> which probably led to the revolving door. Yet they seemed to enjoy
> every minute, and as long as they hung around, gave the impression
> that they wouldn't trade their jobs for ones that paid a living wage.
> And when they finally bailed, there must have been dozens of
> people--top notch talents--who would fight for the opportunity to be
> mistreated for coolie wages. How did Mac and Dickie Richmond pull this
> off? Seems like the stuff of which books are made (Donna?). Or maybe
> the book has been written--and it wasn't a book at all, but a TV show
> named WKRP in Cincinnati.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Vahey" <>
> To: <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:05 PM
> Subject: Re: Al Kennedy
>> Al was a great guy
>> WMEX was a master at giving listeners the impression it was a full
>> size
>> newsroom
>> On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 3:11 PM, <> wrote:
>>> I've been listening to the jingle airchecks on Rick Kelly's site
>>> this
>>> afternoon, and also listened to the 1969 Bud Ballou WMEX recording.
>>> In the
>>> middle of the latter is part of a newscast done by a guy named Al
>>> Kennedy
>>> --- very polished, great baritone voice, excellent delivery.  I've
>>> heard him
>>> before somewhere, but can't place where.  Does anyone out there
>>> know
>>> anything about him?   -Doug

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