FYI: 'Matty in the Morning' host to make 'big' announcement Tuesday morning
Thu May 5 10:10:05 EDT 2022
Well, right now you can hear jazz on WZBR (AM 1410; FM 98.1, but the FM
range is limited to Medford and the surrounding towns).
WHRB is in its spring Orgy(R) period, and its usual time slots for
different types of programming don't necessarily apply. Orgy period ends
with the Commencement broadcasts -- there are two of them this year: on
Thursday, May 26; and Sunday, May 29. After that, WHRB will go back to its
On Wed, 4 May 2022, Paul Currier wrote:
> Speaking of WHRB, I always listened the Jazz show weekday mornings when I
> had occasion to leave the cape and head north. Today classical music was
> on. Seems like the jazz show was on forever and it is a major
> disappointment to have it gone. Why can’t we keep jazz on the radio?
> Sent from Mail for Windows
> From: Rob Landry
> Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:51 PM
> To: Donna Halper
> Cc: boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org
> Subject: Re: FYI: 'Matty in the Morning' host to make 'big' announcement
> Tuesday morning
> On Wed, 4 May 2022, Donna Halper wrote:
> > Matty announced his retirement, effective immediately. He joined Kiss 108
> > 1980, and his morning show debuted in mid-January 1981. An impressive
> > Carl De Suze spent 39 years as a morning host at WBZ. Matty beat that-- he
> > lasted for 41 years at Kiss 108.
> There are a couple of my former WCRB colleagues who can beat that. Dave
> Tucker started at WCRB when it first went on the air in 1948 and retired
> in 1995. Dave MacNeill started in 1950 and retired in 2009 when WCRB was
> sold to WGBH.
> The memorial service for another long time voice on the Boston airwaves,
> David Elliott of WHRB, will be held on May 13. WHRB will interrupt its
> spring Orgy season to broadcast the service live starting at 3 PM. David
> started doing air as a student in the early 1960s and was a fixture at
> WHRB until 2018, when a speech impediment he had developed turned out to
> be an early symptom of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). David passed away in
> December, 2020, but Covid delayed his memorial service until now.
> "Orgy" is a registered trade mark of the Harvard Radio Broadcasting
> Company, Incorporated.
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