LaPierre returns to WBZ mornings...for one week
There was a very familiar voice being heard on WBZ 1030 this morning. The station has brought back its iconic news anchor Gary LaPierre to co-anchor morning drive news slot all this week. Ed Walsh who replaced LaPierre in January 2007 retired last week(11/30). The station is expected to name Walsh's fulltime replacement shortly.
BRW Notebook :
Setting the table : After a very successful 10-year run on TV, WGBH TV's produced "American Test Kitchen" is getting a radio version next month according to the Boston Herald's food blog "Fork Lift". Beginning Saturday, January 8th, WGBH 89.7 will air a 1-hour live radio show with show's host Christopher Kimball and co-host Bridget Lancaster. The show is slotted to air every Saturday at 2pm.
Belated birthday : WXRV 92.5/The River celebrated its 15th birthday with a special station concert show by Guster. Boston Globe's music scribe Jim Sullivan takes a look at River's eclectic sound and its DJs.
The sideline show : Much has been written and said recently about the on-going WBZ/ 98.5 The SportsHub and WEEI/Sports Radio 850 Boston sports radio rivalry, but if you like your sports radio on a little slower and a little more folksier, there is a former WBZ-TV sports icon Bob Lobel who began hosting his own 2-hour afternoon show on New Hampshire's WTPL 107.7/The Pulse last week. The Bob Lobel show streams on-line from 1pm to 3pm weekdays. Lobel is also co-hosting a talk show with Upton Bell on RushRadio 1200 which is heard every Sunday from 9am to 11am.