Anybody know the breakdown between 93.7 and 850?

Bob DeMattia
Thu May 17 18:17:52 EDT 2012

1510 has come a long way since WMEX

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM, Laurence Glavin <> wrote:

> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Dan.Strassberg
> >Sent: 05/17/12 04:43 PM
> >To: Kevin Vahey, \(newsgroup\) Boston-Radio-Interest
> >Subject: Re: Anybody know the breakdown between 93.7 and 850?
>  >I can't imagine that happening, but if it should happen, liberal-talk
> >listeners here might get a chance to hear other hosts besides the
> >execrable Jeff Santos (currently on WWZN for what seem like 87 hours a
> >day). Time absolutely doesn't fly when you're listening to Santos and >if
> you're listening to WWZN, the likelihood is that Santos is on. >Santos
> deserves a lot of credit for his skills as an entrepreneur and >an
> impressario. It was no small feat to line up financial backing for >his
> leased-time arrangement with WWZN. But he deserves no credit at >all for
> his non-existent skills as a talk-show host. There ARE some >good liberal
> talk hosts--Peter B Collins is just one of them. Maybe >Santos's reason for
> not letting them on "his" station is that he >doesn't want people to
> compare him to good hosts--or even to mediocre >ones. (I'm aware that, in
> addition to Santos, WWZN carries Stephanie >Miller, Thom Hartmann, and
> Norman Goldman, but all are on delay and >the schedule i!
>  s highly problematic, mostly due to sports pre-emptions; >WWZN carries
> the Sox en Espanol as well as some college sports.) Oddly >enough, CCU's
> Premiere Networks (obviously not a liberal company) >syndicates Randy
> Rhodes, who, though no favorite of mine, is orders of >magnitude better
> than Santos. >----- >Dan Strassberg (
>  A casual reader of Dan's post could be excused for believing that he's
> indulging in a bit of hyperbole, but
>  he isnt! In fact, he may be UNDERSTATING Jeff Santos's awfulness. For
> those whose exposure to WWZN-AM
>  1510 in Boston is limited, first count your blessings, and if you're up
> to the challenge, just TRY to listen to
>  just one hour of the seven scheduled hours he occupies on the station.
> That's right: SEVEN HOURS A DAY! He's
>  host of the three-hour morning drive-time block from 7:00 am till 10:00
> am (although one hour of that span
>  is given over to Santos going "er, um, ahh..." not consecutively be
> interspersed throughout his morng stint).
>  After having gotten out of bed in the wee small hours of the morning for
> a show with no listeners and no
>  callers, so that he's forced to fill the time with scheduled guests, he
> takes a break of a few hours to nap, have lunch,
>  and he comes back for his afternoon drive-time show scheduled from 3:00
> pm until seven o'clock when there's
>  no Red Sox game, or they're on the West Coast. (That's the situation now;
> of course during the off-season, the
>  7:00 pm signoff is five days a week). There are times when I believe that
> WWZN "management" may be trying
>  to sabotage the programming Santos underwrites. They run the VERY same
> promos and PSAs day after day
>  at the same times so you know when "Don't throw mercury in the trash" is
> likely to air and therefore you know when
>  to turn the volume down or change the station. (Santos's own promo is one
> of the worst ever made; it hasn't
>  changed in ages. The only voices heard are Barney Frank, who's in the
> minority now and is leaving Congress in January,
>  but is still described as one of the biggest names in politics, and John
> Nichols who's described as one of the biggest
>  names in journalism. Oh really?. And although the idea of a promo is to
> inform listeners when the program in question
>  is being broadcast, THIS INFORMATION IS COMPLETELY MISSING! Now Dan got
> one item wrong...the Stephanie Miller
>  show IS broadcast live for the final two hours of her show on the network
> (it's also available as a simulcast on
>  Current TV for the whole three hours) from 10:00 am till noon, followed
> by Ed Schultz's radio show from noon till
>  Santos's afternoon block at three. The Harvard Business School should
> issue a paper on the insanity of the way
>  WWZN is would qualify as a case study in bizarro world.

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