Jen Brien gets WBZ (AM)'s overnight and Louise Morgan query

Bob Nelson
Sun Jun 30 05:51:29 EDT 2013

Thanks, was pretty sure about the TVue. Somewhere online there was a
picture of one cover, a cartoon that showed the different voices on Top Cat
including Arnold Stang, Marvin Kaplan etc. and it said Boston Sunday
Advertiser. The current Herald has the Herald, Traveler, Record, American,
and the Sunday Advertiser in its ancestry. Recently I was listening to an
audiobook of The Friends of Eddie Coyle and it said "a man selling records"
(outside a coffee shop) "was annoying people", and I realized it probably
meant "Records", as in the paper the Record, not vinyl!

Agreed about the decline of papers. Of course things like Craigslist hurt
the personals section, etc....and it was weird to be in Portland recently
and pick up a newsprint (rather than glossy) "Portland Phoenix", knowing
the Boston version of that paper is now defunct.
I believe a WHOIS search of turns up an address in Portland ME as
the current owner of the domain. (What's odd is the 99.9 in Athol currently
has the WFNX calls, yet Mindich etc. continue to own even though
that too is defunct. WFNX simulcasts WXRV and had been saying something
like "We're 99.9 per cent WFNX" in liners. I have wondered if maybe they
could flip flop the calls with 92.5 and go with the slogan "WFNX 92.5...the
River..." So far, not yet.

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 9:01 PM, Mark Laurence <> wrote:

> That's correct, the Sunday Advertiser had TVue magazine, with your lucky
> number on the cover every week.  The Globe had TV Week, and the Herald
> Traveler had something but I don't remember the name.  Now the Sunday Globe
> has a half page of that night's listings.  They tried to get rid of that a
> few weeks ago, but I guess they got too many complaints.
> I found an old Herald from 2002's shocking how much less there
> is to it these days.  Not just fewer ads now, but a lot less content.  Far
> fewer stories, reporters, and columnists.  Only the sports section is
> comparable today.
> On Jun 29, 2013, at 10:24 AM, Bob Nelson <> wrote:
> >>> That is how she spelled it
> >
> > Right and I think I remember the Sunday Boston Advertiser
> > (Record-American/Herald Sun edition) had a TV section called TVue. Anyone
> > remember those TV sections--maybe they're still in some Sunday papers but
> > not in the Globe or Herald as far as I know. The Globe's, I recall, would
> > have a page near the end with radio highlights and a list of stations
> (I'm
> > sure Donna may have some of those!) Yes, the Globe also would have radio
> > highlights and a chart of stations in the daily paper, but there was a
> > whole page in the Sunday "TV-magazine". (Maybe it was the Globe which had
> > the "TVue" name but I seem to think it was the Sunday Advertiser)
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Donna Halper <>
> wrote:
> >
> >> On 6/28/2013 11:33 AM, Bob Nelson wrote:
> >>
> >>> Page 48 of Donna's book shows Louise Morgan next to a WNAC/Yankee
> Network
> >>> microphone and adds she went on to do a TV show called Shopping Vues
> (sic)
> >>>
> >>>
> >> That is how she spelled it.  And since Dan does not seem to be receiving
> >> my messages, let me reiterate.  Louise worked for WNAC Radio beginning
> in
> >> 1942.  She picked up a TV show in 1949.  She worked for WNAC Radio & TV
> >> (and yes, the cute spelling of Shopping Vues is accurate and not a
> >> misprint-- that is how she spelled it) till 1965, and then finished out
> her
> >> career at WBOS. She then retired.  To my knowledge, she never worked for
> >> WBZ, although she certainly may have been a guest on somebody's show at
> >> some point.
> >>

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