Michael Graham Joins All News 106.7 Atlanta

All News 106.7 Michael Graham Boston Herald Radio Natural Truth WCRN WBNW WESO

Update 4/18: Cumulus has confirmed what we assumed. Michael Graham will join "All News 106.7" WYAY for a 9am to 12pm daily talk show. No start date has been announced. Cumulus Media announces that talk radio personality Michael Graham will host a new radio talk show on WYAY, Atlanta “All News … [Read more...]

Prolific Boston Pirate Raided

Touch 106.1 Boston Black FCC Raid Shut Down Mayor Charles Clemons

Boston area pirate "Touch 106.1" was shut down today following a raid by US marshals. The Boston Globe reports that agents arrived at the station this morning to search the place and remove anything that allowed transmission of programs over the airwaves. The station has been operated by … [Read more...]

April Fools Day Stunt Roundup

Samba 105.7 WROR Spanish April Fools SAP

While the days of the fake format change for the day are mostly behind us, radio still comes out swinging regularly with pranks every April 1. We're still calling Kars4Kids switch to Kids4Kars as the best move of the day with their commercials airing on multiple stations across the … [Read more...]

Mike Salk Departs WEEI To Return To KIRO

Mike Salk 93.7 WEEI Boston 710 ESPN Seattle KIRO

One year after departing Bonneville Sports "710 ESPN" KIRO Seattle to co-host afternoons at Entercom's 93.7 WEEI Boston, Mike Salk is returning to the Northwest. Salk will rejoin KIRO as Program Director on March 23 as well as host an as yet-to-be determined daypart. "I could not be more … [Read more...]

WXKS Gets Caught Lying To Audience

Kiss 108 WXKS Miley Cyrus Jingle Ball No Show Romeo

On Saturday, Boston's "Kiss 108" WXKS was the last of 12 Clear Channel stations to host its annual Jingle Ball holiday concert. With a snowstorm bearing down on Boston, headliner Miley Cyrus was stuck at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and unable to make her flight into Boston for the show. As … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 11/12: Dozens Of New Translators Granted

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Dozens of more new translator CP's have been granted since our last report. Clear Channel was one of the biggest beneficiaries as it gained eight new translators: 94.1 W231CM Southampton, NY - 250 watts - // 97.5 WALK-FM Patchouge 94.9 W235BY Vineland, NJ - 100 watts - // 94.7 WDSD Dover, … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck To Blaze Into Local Markets

Glenn Beck The Blaze TheBlaze New York Boston Philadelphia Dallas Toledo

Update 10/24: With WWIQ set to sign-off and Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity headed to CBS' 1210 wPHT, Glenn Beck's Blaze will launch a local Philadelphia stream on Monday, November 4. TheBlaze.com/Philly will add local news, traffic, and weather reports to the national talk stream. News and … [Read more...]

Entercom Names New Boston Market Manager

Entercom Boston WEEI WRKO WAAF Cumulus Atlanta Phil Zachary Jeff Brown Curtis Media

Entercom has hired Phil Zachary as its new VP/Market Manager for its Boston stations. Zachary has been President/COO of Curtis Media since 2002. He replaces Jeff Brown, who departed yesterday to take the same position at Cumulus Atlanta. The pair of press releases follow: Today Entercom Boston … [Read more...]

Kevin Graham Joins After Jason Wolfe Departs Entercom Boston

Jason Wolfe 850 93.7 WEEI 680 WRKO Entercom Boston

Update 8/21: As first rumored the day Jason Wolfe was let go, Kevin Graham of Cumulus' 1320 KFNZ Salt Lake City has been hired as Brand Manager of WEEI. Graham, who has worked at many Sports stations across the country including WEPN New York, KTAR Phoenix, WBNS Columbus, and WXYT Detroit, will … [Read more...]

Boston Herald Radio To Launch

Boston Herald Radio Denver Post Peter Burns

Update 7/29: The Boston Herald released details for the launch of "Boston Herald Radio" on Monday, August 5. The station will launch with twelve hours of daily programming from 6am to 6pm weekdays. Former 1200 WXKS Morning host Jeff Katz will host mornings from 6-9am. Jaclyn Cashman and … [Read more...]

RRC Report Details Boston Listening During Bombing

Radio Research Consortium Boston Marathon Bombing Radio Ratings 90.9 WBUR 89.7 WGBH 1030 WBZ

The Radio Research Consortium, the non-profit firm that makes Arbitron listening data available to non-commercial stations, has produced a detailed study highlighting the effect of the bombing and capture of the suspect on radio listening in Boston the week of April 15. Among the highlights of … [Read more...]

When Is A Word Considered Profane?

FCC LPFM Filing Window October 15 29

In the wake of David Ortiz' speech at Saturday's Boston Red Sox game saluting the law enforcement officials work arresting the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing a debate has opened up on whether FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski overstepped his boundaries addressing the language used by Ortiz as … [Read more...]

What Happened To The Local Forum?

Boston Terrorist Manhunt Radio Coverage WEEI WBZ WAAF WRKO

When we first scanned the Boston dial in the aftermath of the Marathon Bombing on Monday, the coverage was mainly all or nothing. There were the stations with 24/7 News coverage or the stations with the occasional insert every few songs. Today's coverage has been a little more nuanced. We still … [Read more...]

How Boston Radio Handled Today’s Bombing Coverage

Boston Marathon Bomb Explosion Radio Coverage WBZ WBUR WGBH WEEI

The radio industry's response to today's explosions at the Boston Marathon has been very varied. Shortly after news broke, CBS' entire cluster began simulcasting the coverage of either News 1030 WBZ or sister WBZ-TV 4. Entercom's 93.7 WEEI-FM broke in with local coverage following its post-game … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 3/21

FCC LPFM Filing Window October 15 29

We start our semi-regular look at FCC applications in Boston where Horizon Christian Fellowship is looking to relocate 103.7 W279BQ Gloucester, MA to the John Hancock Tower in downtown Boston. If approved, the translator will operate with 10 watts. It is currently licensed to rebroadcast Christian … [Read more...]