Friday, August 7, 2009


WBCN's 4-day tribute is set

Tomorrow morning(8/8) at 9:50am WBCN 104.1FM will kick off the 4-day long retrospective on its 41 years as Boston's rock music institution. The station has released a list of guest scheduled to appear during its goodbye party. Among the highlights, Howard Stern who ruled Boston's morning drive from 1996 to 2005 is scheduled to link up live during Monday(8/10)'s morning drive.

WBCN's press alert is below :

WBCN RETROSPECTIVE – 4 DAY FAREWLL TO THE ROCK OF BOSTON

Tune in for the four-day farewell to WBCN 104.1FM, beginning this Saturday morning at 9:50 a.m. with a presentation of a classic “Mattress Mishegas” hosted by Charles Laquidara and Co.”Mattress Mishegas” will kick off four days of recollections, rare concert replays and past members of WBCN calling-in and stopping by the studio.

Below is a partial list of what to expect:
Visits by Charles Laquidara, Ken Shelton, Howard Stern, Billy West, Steven Clean, Albert O, Bradley Jay, James Montgomery, Sam Kopper, Mississippi Fats, Ray Repien Original WBCN General Manager, Maxanne Satori, Shred, Mark Hamilton, Bill Abbate, Dickie Barrett of the Mighty Bosstones, Greg Hawkes of the Cars, Robin Young, Carter Alan, Oedipus, Jerry Goodwin, Steven Nelson, Nik Carter, Tami Heide, Cha-Chi Loprete, Jay Leno, Steven Strick, Tony Berardini and many more!

Hear such memorable events as Maxanne Satori interviewing Bruce Springsteen in 1973, Carter Alan interviewing U2 in 1983, and many celebrity visits including Bill Murray with Ken Shelton and many, many more!!

BRW Notebook :

Kumbaya moment : This past Tuesday(8/4) at 3:40pm, Boston Globe's veteran writer Bob Ryan returned(via a phone-in) to the Big Show airwaves as WEEI and the newspaper signaling the end of the decade-long spat between local media giants. In addition, Dan Shaughnessy was also back on "Dennis and Callahan"(with fill-ins Jon Meterparel and Bob Neumier) yesterday. The Globe's sports media beat writer Chad Finn tries to make sense of the new Globe-WEEI alliance as the SportsHub 98-5 prepares to drop on the airwaves next Thursday(8/13). Meanwhile, Boston Sports Media's Bruce Allen had the first scoop of Globe's columnist Tony "Mazz" Massarotti joining Michael Felger as the co-host during afternoon drive. Massaroti is expected to remain as the Globe sports columnist according to sources. In addition, former Patriots backup QB Scott Zolak is expected to be named as the midday co-host with Gary Tanguay. Both, Zolak and Tanguay, are part of the Patriots Radio Network's pre-game and post-game broadcast team.

Update : According to the report in today's Miami Herald, Damon Amendolara has been hired as Sports Hub 98.5's everning host. Amendolara has been hosting a nigh show on WQAM AM 560 in Miami since January 2008. In addition, he frequently fills in at nation's number one sports station WFAN AM/The Fan 660 in NYC. His first night on the air will be next Friday, August 14th.

Special note : Condolences to the Boston Herald's media writer Jessica Heslam and her family on their recent loss.

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