Raines rows down the River
Former WZLX 1007.FM(2002-2005) and WROR 105.7FM(1999-2002) program director Beau Raines is back in the Boston radio market. As of today, he's the new morning drive-time voice on Haverhill's AAA WXRV/The River 92.5FM as well the station's new Program Director. The longtime industry veteran takes over for Ron Bowen who left the station last June.
After leaving WZLX-FM's programming post at the end of 2005, Raines has been programming and working as everning host at AAA KQMT-FM/"The Mountain 99.5" in Denver. But he was let go due to budget cuts at the Entercom-owned station this past October.
Raines started his radio career in high school at on his native Long Island, N.Y. While attending Northeastern University in the late 60's, he worked as a technician at then-Top 40 WRKO AM 680. He started his professional career as a DJ in Manchester, N.H. He nearly 40-year career includes on-air stints and programming jobs in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Fall River, Mass., Portland, Maine, Miami, St. Louis, Tampa, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Boston(WROR and WZLX), Denver and now Boston again.