The Mount Rushmore of Boston Radio

Ted Larsen
Wed Apr 8 22:03:23 EDT 2020

On 4/8/2020 9:20:36 PM, A Joseph Ross <> wrote:
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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