Friday, September 18, 2009

BRW Notebook :

Nothing But U2 : WBCN 104.1FM helped to launch U2 in the US some 30 years ago. The Rock may be gone from Boston airwaves, but some of its former DJ's will still be there when Bono and U2 pull into Foxboro for their Sunday and Monday night shows. Bradley Jay, who signed off WBCN to the sounds of Pink Floyd five weeks ago is now working weekends for classic rocker WZLX 100.7FM. He'll be broadcasting from Gillette Stadium parking lot this Sunday afternoon starting at 3pm. Next door, at CBS Scene, former WBCN midday man Adam 12, who assumed new on-air identity as 'Halloran' as weekend/fill-in jock at WBMX/Mix 104.1FM, will be broadcasting a special 5-8pm preshow. On Monday, WZLX's and Mix 104.1FM's respectve afternoon drive shows(Chuck Nowlin and Gregg Daniels) will also broadcast from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

Other stations playing lots of U2 and having their concert-related on-air promotions in the next couple days include Mike 93-7, WBOS 92.9FM and WFNX 101.7FM. Speaking of WFNX, at Noon on Sunday, the station will present U2's Top100 countdown as voted by its listeners

Money on Imus : Fox Business Network has signed a multiyear deal with Don Imus in which his nationally syndicated "Imus in the Morning" program, heard locally on W TKK 96.9FM, will be simulcast on the channel.

Beginning Oct. 5, the radio program will be seen 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays on Fox Business and continue to be syndicated on the radio by Citadel Media.

Since December 2007, the I-Man had been hanging his familiar cowboy hat at RFD-TV. In April 2007, he was dropped by CBS Radio and cable's MSNBC for making incendiary comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. His final show on RFD was Aug. 28.

FBN's Jenna Lee, Connell McShane and Ashley Webster will continue co-anchoring "Fox Business Morning" from 5 to 6 a.m. and appear frequently on Imus reporting on breaking financial news as well as pre-market action.

B's launch on the Hub : Needless to say most eyes and ears will be tuned in to Pats-Jets on TV and radio this Sunday afternoon, but SportsHub 98.5FMwill also use this weekend to showcase its other local sports property - the Bruins.. The B's first preaseason game arrives to the new flagship this Saturday afternoon as the B's take on the Rangers from the TD Garden at 4pm. SportsHub's will have a 30-minute pregame show starting at 3:30pm(B's only had a 5-minute pregame show WBZ AM 1030 the last few years). Sunday's preseason meeting vs. Montreal will air in-progress following Patriots postgame show on the SportsHub.

In other SportsHub news, the station has has picked up "Football Sunday With Mike Francesa" which is produce by NYC's sister sports talker WFAN AM 660. The show will air at 9am . Francesa's in-season Sunday morning NFL show has been on WFAN since 1987 and includes breaking news from around the NFL, analysis of each week's games and individual matchups, coach and player interviews and listener call-ins, along with commentary.

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