Friday, July 5, 2013

New weekend countdown show debuts

He already is host and producer of "The Voice" and "Last Call With Carson Daly," and he serves as host of CBS Radio's Top 40 outlet KAMP/AMP 97.1's morning show in Los Angeles. Now Carson Daly is bringomh his voice to listeners across the country with the launch of two new weekly pop countdown programs this holiday weekend

"The Daly Download With Carson Daly – This Week's Top 30" will make its debut on more than 70 CBS Radio and Cumulus stations. Two versions of the program will be created by Daly and offered to stations for broadcast on Saturday or Sunday.

Locally, it will premiere 7 am Sunday on WODS/AMP 103.3 adding some competition to weekend nationally syndicated countdown fare available on the dial - Ryan Seacrest's American Top 40(on Kiss 108  Sundays 8am-Noon), Ramiro Torres' Weekend Top 30 (on Jamn 94-5 Saturdays, 7am-10am) and Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40(on WXLO 104.5 Sundays 8am-12pm).

BRW Notebook :

What's your frequency, Kenneth? : Ken Fang, founder and publisher of popular online sports media publication Fang's Bites is breaking the story on the long-rumored Boston Herald's new live on-line radio station which is set to debut next month. Former longtime WEEI morning radio personality Jon Meterparel is going to be the co-host of the new sports-themed show on the Herald's on-line platform according to Fang. Meterparel's co-host will be Jen Royle who currently does a late Saturday afternoon show on WEEI 93.7 (Ed. Note : According to Ken and my own sources, this is not going to be a full-time sports station. Rather, a talk station with a sports-leaning show.). Four months ago, former WRKO and WTKK executive producer Tom Shattuck, who appears to be involved in this venture in some shape and/or form, has put up this obscurely titled YouTube clip - "Boston Radio Refugees" - which suggests "a change" is coming and there's a also a new Facebook page that just popped up recently. More details should be available shortly and you'll see them in this space.

The River flows thru here :  WXRV/92.5 The River  has recently announced that it has been selected by Outside the Box, Boston's inaugural summer music and arts festival,  to present a free concert on Boston Common featuring headliners, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones along with Boston's Evan Dando and The Lemonheads and Buffalo Tom on Saturday, July 20th from 6pm to 10:30pm. This free concert is being curated by the River's Music Director, Matt Phipps, and features music from three legendary Boston-based groups. "It's such an honor to have been chosen as the presenting radio station for this free concert," said Phipps. "All of us at the River are so thrilled to be a part of Ted Cutler’s music and arts gift to the city and the people of Massachusetts.” Kevin Carlon, the Managing Director for Outside the Box remarked, "When we decided to produce a free concert on historic Boston Common, we determined that we wanted to celebrate the evening with bands that had local Boston roots. We asked the River to curate the show because of their heritage as Boston’s only Independent, locally owned and operated music station. We think this world-class line-up is a wonderful way to cap off our nine day citywide celebration of performing arts. And wait until you see the stage. It’s very impressive!"

The brand new nine day summer performing arts festival in Boston is scheduled to take place from July 13 to 21, the free festival will feature an array of artists from across all genres performing at Boston Common and City Hall Plaza. More details are at


Laurence Glavin said...

Oh good...another source of sports talk, if not necessarily a traditional "radio station". Great news for WUFC-AM 1510 (the former WWZN) which seems to broadcast for hours and hours with locally-produced programs wherein they BEG for calls and never get any. They're not even clever enough to use planted calls by associates!

Laurence Glavin said...

The latest radio ratings for Boston just appeared, and at the two sites I viewed them, WEEI-AM 850 was a total no-show: zero rating, zero cume. Is that possible? The othe Entercom properties made a showing. (BTW, WRKO-AM slipping even without a commercial competitor).