The Mount Rushmore of Boston Radio

Dave Doherty
Thu Apr 2 01:11:11 EDT 2020

OK, here's another idea:

A National Radio Station Mt Rushmore...

This would be for the glory days of AM skywave. Not individuals, but stations...



-----Original Message-----
From: Boston-Radio-Interest [] On Behalf Of Doug Drown
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 2:04 PM
To: Boston Radio Group <>
Subject: The Mount Rushmore of Boston Radio

A coronavirus diversion with which to have a little reflective fun:
       One of the regular respondents to the New York Radio Message Board challenged his fellow respondents this past weekend to each come up with four nominees for a Mount Rushmore of New York Radio Personalities.  He laid down two requirements:  the nominees have to have been part of New York radio between 1960 and the present; each of the four has to represent a specific genre (DJ, newscaster, sportscaster, meteorologist, talk host, et al.), with no overlapping --- one can't be nominated to represent two categories.
       His main criterion is that persons nominated be *influential --- *not necessarily in terms of popularity or longevity of service (though those can be factors), but overall excellence such that they were, or are, "cutting edge" --- ground breakers whose presence on the air in some way significantly influenced the broadcasting industry and/or the wider culture of the city or region: people whose singular gifts will long be remembered.
       Let's give this a try with Boston radio personalities.  Participants may name a nominee and a runner-up in each category.
       I haven't lived in eastern Massachusetts in many years, but here's my list:
       DJ:  Arnie Ginsburg, Jess Cain
       News:  Gary LaPierre
       Sports:  Bob Lobel, Gil Santos
       Weather:  Don Kent
       Talk:  Jerry Williams, David Brudnoy

        Your turn.

        Doug Drown

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