FYI: 'Matty in the Morning' host to make 'big' announcement Tuesday morning
Thu May 5 10:26:58 EDT 2022
Now that Matty is retiring, I wonder who can now lay claim to having the
greatest longevity at one station in Boston (and, for that matter, New
Bangor's George Hale has been at WABI/WVOM (to which WABI's personalities
and all-talk format were transferred when it went all-sports) for 69
years. He's now 90, and still does the live weekday morning shift with Ric
Tyler from 5 to 9. He still does weekday sports commentary on the TV
station as well, and has been there just as long.
On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 10:11 AM Rob Landry <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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
> usual schedule.
> 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
> > 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?
> > Paul
> > Sandwich
> > 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
> > in
> > > 1980, and his morning show debuted in mid-January 1981. An impressive
> > career.
> > > 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.
> > Rob
> > "Orgy" is a registered trade mark of the Harvard Radio Broadcasting
> > Company, Incorporated.
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