Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Longtime NYC rock radio DJ joins Boston's WUMB line-up

Former NYC rock radio veteran Meg Griffin has joined Boston's non-commercial AAA/folk station WUMB 91.9FM, 7-10pm weekdays. Griffin is well known to New York radio and Sirius Satellite radio listeners. During her 35 years in the business she has hosted the afternoon drive, midday, and evening shifts on New York's WXRK-FM 92.3/K-Rock from 1986to 1993. At the legendary WNEW-FM 102.7, she was evening host and produced "Prisonerof Rock 'n Roll" 1981-84 . Griffin was also a vee-jay on VH1 in 1992 and 1993. Since 2000, she's been working at Sirius Satellite Radio where she still holds an afternoon shift at the Loft channel. Griffin who moved to Massachusetts a couple years ago made her WUMB debut last Monday(2/15) with a new evening show called "Music Mix with Meg".(NPR's World Cafe has shifted to 10pm-Midnight slot).

BRW Notebook :

Mircale on Ice with a Tan : WBZ-FM 98.5 The SportsHub will be broadcasting all of the remaining US Men's Olympic hockey games including tomorrow afternoon's quaterfinal against Switzerland live at 3pm. If Team USA advances to the semifinal, it will be heard on the SportsHub on Friday(2/26) at 3pm. The station will also carry the Gold Medal game on Sunday at 3:15pm regardless of the teams involved....Speaking of the SportsHub, station's morning funny guys Toucher and Rich will be spray tanning Celtics center Brian Scalibrine Wednesday morning(2/24) at 9am. Scalabrine will debut his new tan the following evening when the Celtics take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Boston Garden in a nationally televised game.

Honor roll : WKLB 102.5FM's program director Mike Brophey has been named one of the top country radio programmers in the country for the 4th straight year by trade magazine Radio Ink. He'll be accepting the honor at this week's Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. Brophey has been programming WKLB since September 1996.

Travel advisory : CBS Radio has reportedly stopped streaming its terrestrial stations online outside the U.S., presumably due to online royalty issues. If listeners outside the States attempt to listen online, they are given a message citing costs and regulations that prevent the station from streaming. Local CBS Radio outlets are WBZ-FM 98.5/SportsHub, WBZ AM 1030, WZLX -FM 100.7, WODS-FM 103.3 and WBMX-FM/Mix 104.1.

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Deafened By Love To Play Berklee Charity Performance At Café 939 on March 24, 2010

Massachusetts based Deafened By Love will appear live at a benefit concert at Café 939 on Wednesday March 24th. All proceeds from the 7pm show will be donated to the Berklee College of Music Scholarship Fund. “We are excited to have the chance to use our talents and passion to make a difference and further music education,” Says guitarist John Prusinski.
In just a short time Deafened By Love has built a large Northeast indie rock following. The band tours on a regular basis across New England and New York, performing original tunes reminiscent of artists such as The Pretenders and the Cowboy Junkies.
The Bay State band has been grabbing the attention of industry insiders as of late. MuzikReviews.com recently honored the artists as “The SonicBids Emerging Artist of the Week”. MuzikReviews.com writer Keith Hannaleck comments on the bands music, “Dreamy vocals with instrumentation to match”. Radio has also begun to take notice, with Rishi Connelly of WBCR proclaiming, “They are my favorite band!”

With the Berklee benefit show coming up, Deafened By Love is now looking to grab the attention of music fans in Boston.
Deafened By Love
Wednesday, March 24th
The Red Room @ Café 939
939 Boylston St.
Boston, MA
All Ages- $10

Press materials including bios, photos, show information & music are available on the www.deafenedbylove.com website.

For more information about this upcoming performance, please email John Prusinski directly at jrp@deafenedbylove.com