FYI: 'Matty in the Morning' host to make 'big' announcement Tuesday morning
Fri May 6 15:38:51 EDT 2022
The Medford translator was obtained by Alex Langer's consulting engineer,
whose name I've momentarily forgotten.
1410 is audible in Medford, and the translator's pretty restricted in its
range; already on I-93 in Stoneham I start getting some Spanish co-channel
station. It's basically Radio Free Medford.
1410 drops to 25 watts at sunset, becoming Radio Free Dedham. In the
daytime the range is pretty impressive for a Valcom whip with a short
On Fri, 6 May 2022, Sean Smyth wrote:
> I didn't realize Orgy(TM) periods lasted that long. I thought it was just
> during finals week(s).
> How did 1410 get a translator in Medford? I thought it had to be within a
> certain mV/m contour? I'm surprised 1410's extends that far north.
> On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 10:10 AM Rob Landry <email@example.com> 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
> 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 was
> > on. Seems like the jazz show was on forever and it is a
> > disappointment to have it gone. Why can’t we keep jazz on the
> > 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'
> > Tuesday morning
> > On Wed, 4 May 2022, Donna Halper wrote:
> > > Matty announced his retirement, effective immediately. He
> joined Kiss 108
> > in
> > > 1980, and his morning show debuted in mid-January 1981. An
> > 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
> > 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
> > Rob
> > "Orgy" is a registered trade mark of the Harvard Radio
> > Company, Incorporated.
> Sean Smyth
> Editor. Writer. Communicator.
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