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    Larry Weil
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    Yesterday (Mon 1/23) while listening to WUMB via streaming they went to dead air around 10 AM for a while (I don’t know how long). I didn’t think much of it, and switched to another station.

    Today (Tue 1/24) going into the 10 AM hour Brendan Hogan announced that coming up was the midday show with Perry Percoff. And when Perry began the show he said he would be hosting the midday show for a while, with no mention of substituting for Dave or anything like that.

    My first thought was that maybe Dave had a medical emergency while on the air, but that’s just conjecture. Does anyone know what happened?

    Larry

    #172332

    DavidZ
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    I was listening to WUMB yesterday and Albert O was on middays with Jess Phaneuf in afternoon drive. When I looked at their schedule last evening, it looks like this move may be permanent, although the schedule had some errors. Perry Persoff was listed in the evenings. However Jess was plugging their monthly music series at the Burren in Somerville as if she would be broadcasting live this evening.

    As for Dave Palmater, he is now only on the schedule for Saturday’s Guest Mix at 1.

    #174706

    Larry Weil
    Participant

    They just today moved Jess to the 10 to 2 slot.  I don’t know the details for the other time slots but it seems they are changing their lineup every month or two.

    #174736

    DavidZ
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    The change actually started this week. Albert O is back to PM drive. IMHO, I thought they should have moved Jess to middays right away.

    #176627

    DavidZ
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    It appears as though Dave Palmater is no longer with the station. Shortly after he “left” the midday slot, he had resurfaced as the host of ‘Guest Mix’ on Saturday’s. Dave and Marcia Palmater are no longer listed on the station’s web site.

    For many years, Dave and Dick Pleasants were WUMB. Does anyone know if Dave left on his own?

    http://www.wumb.org/programs/announcers.php

    #176628

    BRW
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    It appears as though Dave Palmater is no longer with the station. Shortly after he “left” the midday slot, he had resurfaced as the host of ‘Guest Mix’ on Saturday’s. Dave and Marcia Palmater are no longer listed on the station’s web site.

    For many years, Dave and Dick Pleasants were WUMB. Does anyone know if Dave left on his own?

    http://www.wumb.org/programs/announcers.php

    Retired at the end of July.

    #176629

    DavidZ
    Participant

    Thanks. Somehow I missed the retirement news.

    #176630

    Larry Weil
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    Retired at the end of July.

    That’s what they said on their Facebook page, but I have trouble believing it was voluntary.  If you read back to the first post you see how he was suddenly removed after a technical glitch, and then only did per-recorded shows for a few months, presumably until his contract ran out.  If he had really retired on his own they would have made a much bigger deal about it, such as they did when Dick Pleasants retired.
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