Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WTKK to air NECN content in the early morning drive

New England Cable News and WTKK 96.9 have reached an agreement that involves simulcasting regional news network's programming on the radio station from 4:30am to 6am every weekday starting next Monday(4/18).

The agreement helps Newton-based, Comcast-owned NECN build its reach beyond TV through while providing additional news content for WTKK which will carry NECN's "First Thing in the Morning" and "NECN Morning" leading into the 6am start of WTKK's "Jim and Margery Show," featuring Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. NECN's morning news is anchored by Kristy Lee and Erick Weber, and features Meteorologist Danielle Niles.

In other WTKK news, the station has made a change in its overnight programming - replacing nationally syndicated veteran Phil Hendrie with a brand news syndicated show hosted by David Stein, formerly with Sporting News Radio(2006-2011).  Stein's show will air from 1am to 4:30am.

BRW Notebooks :

Magic's Exceptional Women awards  Soft rocker WMJX/Magic 106.7 has announced this year’s honorees for the 14th Annual Exceptional Women’s Awards this week. This year's recipients include Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle and former WBZ-TV arts reporter Joyce Kulhawik.The awards, which will be presented on Friday, May 6th at the Westin Waterfront Hotel recognize and honor local women for their contributions in business, community service, performing arts, and other fields

Spanning the dial to bring you the constant variety of sports talk  :  With the thrill of victory, WBZ 98.5 The Sports Hub has announced that it has signed its afternoon co-hosts Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti to three-year contract extensions. Via a press release. CBS Radio Boston's  market manager Mark Hannon says, “In the last 18 months, Mike and Tony have built a very compelling show that speaks to an enormously devoted and passionate listener following. We are thrilled they will be part of 98.5 The Sports Hub for years to come".

And the human drama of sports radio competition : As of yesterday, WEEI 850 has added Mike Adams to ''The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley.'' Adams who has been hosting the weeknight "Planet Mikey" for the past five years will now handle sportsflashing duties on the Big Show. Adams will continue to work his night show.

He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich....:  Colin Hay of Men At Work will be the Special Guest at 92.5 The River's Earth Day Concert on the Rose Kennedy Greenway Friday April 22nd(EARTH DAY) from Noon to 3pm. Colin Hay will be performing with the BoDeans and Entrain for this free outdoor concert, to ring Spring in the City of Boston


Anonymous said...

Late night worker.
Phil Hendrie was hilarious. David Stein is like a sleeping pill. Please advise when Phil is back in Boston. WTKK moves lately have been puzzling.

Anonymous said...

What an awful decision to replace Phil Hendrie with a show that reminds me of the Stuart Smalley skits from Saturday Night Live.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye's becoming clear that format switch is inevitable. Getting rid of McPhee,Severin,Imus,Andleman and Hendrie in the span of 5 months strikes me as much more than a revamped image. They'll be a "new" station by Fall.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell did you take phil hendrie off wtkk and put this boob david stein on in his place. what a mistake. bring back phil.

Anonymous said...

yaaaaaaawn...WTKK should be held legally responsible for anyone who falls asleep behind the wheel...BRING PHIL HENDRIE BACK!

Mark said...

I sent WTKK my comments regarding David Stein. By now, I hope they've realized their error in replacing Phil Hendrie. I listened the first night to see what he's about and promptly fell asleep. Maybe those Air Traffic Controllers were listening to him when they fell asleep at work...!! He's constantly giving the phone number but only takes 2 calls an hour from his 'regulars'. It's as though he doesn't want his usual callers and is trying to get new calls. He has resorted to playing tapes of older calls. He's really in love with the sound of his voice. His 'Bamma Mamma Jamma' thing doesn't work here in the hub of education. In a word....BORING...!! It's obvious that TKK can't sell the show since they air mostly Public Service Announcements. Sorry,'s time for me to spin the dial.

Anonymous said...

I am so disspointed in this radio station replacing Phil Hendrie with this guy. Boring is not the word for it. I have tried to listen but can't stomach it anymore. Thanks to my smart phone I can tune into any station via the net who is playing Phil and listen to the better programming option. WTKK is losing me with their changes lately. What a shame. Can someone email me from WTKK when Phil comes back on at night please!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have listened to phil hendrie in this area since 2001. To take him off the air, and to replace him with this, is terrible. Please do us all a favor and put him back on ASAP! Then listen for a while and see if somehow, someway you manage to figure it out.