Thursday, July 4, 2013

Stations celebrate Independence Day

WCRB 99.5, WBZ 1030 and WGBH 89.7 will once again celebrate America's Birthday with the Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and conductor Keith Lockhart at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. In addition, special guest performers will include soul musician, Susan Tedeschi; singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ellis Hall; singer/songwriter, Howie Day; recording artist Ayla Brown.

WBZ/"News Radio 1030" will be starting its coverage at 6pm hosted by Jordan Rich and Joe Mathieu.  WCRB 99.5/Classical New England will also start its preshow at  6pm hosted by Ron Della Chiesa and Laura Carlo. WCRB's sister station WGBH 89.7/Boston Public Radio will join the simulcast at 7 pm. The concert will begin at 7:30pm. The fireworks and the fireworks score will kick off at 9:30pm

BRW Notebook :

Heeeeeere's Jimmy :  Longtime Boston media personality/host Jimmy Myers has joined a morning show on the unlicensed FM station, TOUCH 106.1. Touch FM's co-founder and The Morning Show host, Charles Clemons is running for Mayor of Boston.and has decided to focus full-time on his campaign. Meanwhile, Myers is covering the 7am-10am shift. Boston Herald's Joe Fitzgerald has more on Myers' return to the airwaves.

Where are they now? :  Longtime Boston radio talker Todd Feinberg — most recently at WRKO 680(BRW 11/1/12) — has been filling in for vacationing Dan Rea on WBZ AM 103 from 8pm-midnight Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week...

Here and Now and More : As first announced in late March, WBUR 90.9-produced "Here and Now" has expended to two hours starting this week. The live program, hosted by Robin Young for more than a decade and now also with co-host Jeremy Hobson, expanded from one to two hours with updates for different time zones across the country as part of a partnership between NPR and WBUR-FM, Boston, which has been producing the program since 1997. This marks the first time NPR has collaborated with a member station on a daily news program. NPR selected "Here and Now" specifically to serve as a bridge in midday between its signature news magazines, "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." Says NPR President and CEO Gary Knell, "Through this partnership with WBUR, we're creating what will very quickly become the next two hours of must-hear radio for millions of listeners. This show represents an entirely new way of working across public radio to produce the best news content possible and reflect a broad range of American interests." The program's daily lineup will now include interviews with NPR hosts, reporters, editors and bloggers as well as news from stations across the nation. Meanwhile, just in time for the expanded role of WBUR-FM, Tom Melville is appointed News Director at the station. He's served as Executive Editor of Content since joining the station in 2011, after moving from News Director at New England Cable News (NECN), a 24-hour news cable outlet.

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