Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WFNX names new Program Director

WFNX 101.7, promoted its music director and night host(7p-Midnight) Paul Driscoll to program director, it was announced on Wednesday(1/5). He replaces VP of Broadcast Operations Mike Tierney, who exited in early December after a little over a year with the modern rocker(BRW 11/12). Driscoll has been with WFNX since March 2003.

BRW Notebook :

When things get tough, the tough send out a memo :
The Boston Herald reports that Entercom's CEO David Field has sent a scathing company memo regarding his company's lackluster sales numbers in 2010. Locally, Entercom owns sports talker WEEI 850, news/talker WRKO 680, variety hits WMKK/Mike 93.7 and rock WAAF 107.3/WKAF 97.7.

Matty In the Morning turns 30 :
Signing on as "Kiss 108 Disco" back in January 1979, WXKS 107.9 has seen more than its share of music trends come and go. Despite all the changes in Top 40 music over the past three decades, Matt Siegel, who will celebrate his 30 years in mornings at the station next Wednesday January 12, has managed to stay highly successful and very relevant to his listeners. Siegel's recent ratings among the station's core demographic - women 18-34 and 25-54 - are even higher today than they were at any time of his career. Here's last month's profile in Stuff magazine.

In a class of his own :
When music radio seems too full of bubble gum pop and nothing but repetition, Boston radio listeners might yearn for a more sophisticated sounds. Dick Pleasants has been offering folksy lyrics on for much of his 40-year run in local radio. He's currently heard on WUMB 91.9 every Saturday from 12-2pm. After graduating from Emerson College with a degree in business and industrial communications in the early 70's, Pleasants focused on bringing the sounds of folk to the radio to local airwaves. He spent 25 years(1978-2003) hosting 'Folk Heritage' on WGBH 89.7. During that time he has interviewed a slew of musicians some of whom will gather to honor him at a special concert at Sanders Theater in Cambridge this Friday night(1/7) reports the Herald.

And now for something completely different
: The Big Sauce Radio Show features Boston’s best and brightest rising talent! Each week the internet radio program showcases local comedians, actors & actresses and musicians on their way to fame. Big Sauce is hosted Kayla Avery and Chris Timoney as they stream live every Thursday night from 8pm – 10pm on UNregularRadio.com









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1 comment:

Janet W said...

Kelly Macfarland is awesome!! She is SO FUNNY you have to see her! She is having her CD release party at Mottley's in downtown Boston on January 28th. She was on the BIG SAUCE show last night and she was hilarious. Can't wait for the podcast so I can listen again...