The Mount Rushmore of Boston Radio

A Joseph Ross
Tue Mar 31 17:45:07 EDT 2020

I can't do better than that list.

On 3/30/2020 5:03 PM, Doug Drown wrote:
> 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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