The Mount Rushmore of Boston Radio

Larry Sochrin
Sun Apr 5 12:41:11 EDT 2020

Not quite Mr. Rushmore but possibly honorable mentions -

Larry Glick
Steve Fredericks 
Gene Burns
Dan Rea
Andy Moes and Joe Martel
Janet Jegheliian
Jay Severin


> On Apr 1, 2020, at 12:00 PM, wrote:
> From: Doug Drown
> Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:47 AM
> 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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