The Mount Rushmore of Boston Radio

A Joseph Ross
Wed Apr 8 19:33:11 EDT 2020

How about Bob and Ray?

How about Marjorie Claprood?

On 4/5/2020 12:41 PM, Larry Sochrin wrote:
> 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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