Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Brien takes over overnights on WBZ 1030
 
Steve LeVeille, who held down the fort on WBZ 1030's midnight to 5 a.m. slot for 13 years, retired a year ago.(BRW 6/5/12). Since his departure, WBZ has been pinch-hitting Morgan White Jr., Dean Johnson, Bradley Jay and Jen Brien during the week.

This afternoon, the station announced that Jen Brien, former WRKO personality, has been hired as a fulltime weeknight overnight host. Jordan Rich who has been serving as the weekend overnight host since 1996 will continue in his current role.

WBZ's official press release below :

JEN BRIEN
NAMED OVERNIGHT HOST ON
WBZ NEWSRADIO 1030 MIDNIGHT TO 5AM
 

Boston, MA-  June 25, 2013-  Jennifer “Jen” Brien has been named overnight host weeknights 12:00M-5:00AM on WBZ NewsRadio.  Brien’s program is entitled “The Jen Brien Show” and will begin tonight at midnight; it was announced today by Peter Casey, WBZ NewsRadio News & Programming Director.  “The Jen Brien Show” will be a mix of pop culture, current events, politics, and the comings and goings of people in New England.  Brien replaces Steve LeVeille who retired last year.  You can listen to WBZ NewsRadio on AM 1030, online at www.cbsboston.com, and Radio.com, or with the free Radio.com app for iOS and Android.
 
With over a decade of experience in radio, Brien joined WBZ from WRKO where she was the weekday talk host of “The Jennifer Brien Show.”   She has also hosted shows on WPRO and WHJJ in Providence, and WCOD and WXTK on Cape Cod.   After LeVeille’s retirement, Brien would often fill in during the time period, and today’s announcement officially makes the “The Jen Brien Show” WBZ NewsRadio’s overnight talk show.  Before beginning her career in radio, Brien spent over five years as a soldier in the United States Army where she was selected for the prestigious “Soldier of the Year” award. 
 
The award-winning WBZ NewsRadio is owned by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation.  CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, operates 126 radio stations the majority of which are in the top 50 markets including Boston’s WBMX-FM (MIX 104.1), WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub), WODS-FM (103.3 AMP Radio), and WZLX-FM (Classic Rock 100.7).
 
 
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18 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Great choice refreshing change reminds me of when bz radio was king back in the day. She is witty and can mix up the subject matter. Much better than steve especially since she brings on guests. Good job bz...

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that she was chosen host! When I think of the caliber of WBZ hosts over the years-Glick, Raleigh, Leveille etc. etc. What an extraordinary comedown. Morgan and Bradley are so far superior. I'd even much rather the syndicated show 'BZ had on after Laveille was first let go. She can't complete a coherent sentence. She dislikes so many segments of the population. Clown College was her dream-she actually said! Dogs and Mommy dominate her monologues. "Thanks for the call" dumps them all. Wonder if the producer can bail her out of some of her bizarre remarks. AWFUL CHOICE!

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Anonymous said...

Sad to say as a listener to WBZ overnight for over 30 years, I've had to switch to PRX public radio remix on WBRU instead of continuing to listen to her garbage. She truly is an ambaressmrnt to the WBZ name that used to mean so much to listeners.. HEY WBZ! IF I DON'T WANT TO LISTEN TO ALEX JONES, WHY WOULD I LISTEN TO A TALENTLESS HACK QUOTE HIS SHOW AT ME FOR FIVE HOURS A NIGHT?!? I guess I shouldn't be surprised though, BZ has deteriorated into 16 hours of news followed be 4 hours of Dan Rhea reading GOP talking points and ending with 5 hours of Jen ireading back Alex Jones latest show to me before more old time radio. What an embarrassment. Check out TD Mischke on WCCO if you your looking for someone more like Steve was. Listen to Jen if you want to hear how Aliens in conjunction with the mole people and FEMA are putting flouride in your water at the request of Chinese witch doctors so Obama can better hid his birth certificate.

Anonymous said...

I adore her! I happen to think it's a GREAT choice.

Anonymous said...

Right Wing Propaganda with a lighter sneaky touch.

Shame on WBOZO (wbz)!

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Anonymous said...

I am very unhappy with this choice. I have been a listener to WBZ overnight since Larry Glick, Ken Meyer and Norm Nathan. How Morgan White Jr. did not get the show is puzzling to me. His shows are very entertaining. I would listen for almost the whole 5 hours. Well WFAN here I come.

Anonymous said...

I'm DONE with listening to wbz NOW !

Anonymous said...

Her politics have nothing to do with it. Jen Brien is a talent-less hack who does not deserve to be on a major market station 25 hours a week! It pains me to say that anyone who professes to actually liking her show is as down low as she is.

Anonymous said...

Very disappointed.....I find the content silly, random, lacking in depth. Don't want to listen to an anchor's personal problems around dating, etc. And the delivery is very poor. i.e. last night..."her and I have chemistry"??? And the constant "REALLY" grates on me. Turned off, literally.

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Anonymous said...

I live in CT and found WBZ by chance. I think Jen is great and
finally found someone so down to
earth to listen to. I have not heard any of the other hosts on WBZ,but she had to be the best choice. Seems like a lot of the
negative comments about here are
coming from the left.

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eroctheone said...

JEN IS GREAT stop hating on her, she is not all about politics and news news and more news, she tries make a light hearted, talks about actual people problems,she speaks of her own beliefs and explains why she feels that way, agree or disagree.so stop our petty back stabbing