Friday, July 3, 2015

Sue Tabb named as new Morning Magic co-host


Sue Tabb has been named as co-host of Morning Magic with David O’Leary on WMJX/Magic 106.7. Tabb has been working at Magic since March 2013 as traffic/news reporter and fill-in personality on the morning show and as co-host of station's public affairs program "Exceptional Women" She replaces veteran Candy O'Terry who left Magic three months ago(BRW 3/27).

Tabb started her radio career as the traffic reporter and sidekick on Kiss 108’s Matty in the Morning show for five years(1995-2000) before leaving to spend time with her young children.  Since then, she has had a successful career in the public relations industry. She has also worked as a television news writer, magazine editor and lifestyle columnist.

BRW Notebook :

Names and Voices : Newsmax.com has released its picks for its 2015 Most Influential Local Talk Radio Shows in America. Newsmax says that all the local hosts who made the list of the 50 most influential local shows “have put into action in their own communities an American spirit not unlike that of the Founding Fathers when faced with their era’s threats to liberty.” WRKO 680's afternoon driver Howie Carr came in 3rd and Rush Limbaugh's midday replacement Jeff Kuhner ranked 8th...After 3 years with WGBH 89.7, anchor/producer/general assignment reporter Anne Mostue is shifting to WXKS/Bloomberg 1200 as Boston-based news anchor/report

Sampling the rosters : Boston Globe's sports media writer Chad Finn rates weekday lineups at WEEI/SportsRadio 93.7 and WBZ/98.5 The Sports Hub.

Red, White and Radio : If you can't be at the Hatch Shell in person as Keith Lockhart celebrates his 20th year as conductor of the Pops at the 42nd Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4, both WBZ 1030 and WCRB 99.5 will once again provide the live broadcast from 8pm to 11pm. WBZ's coverage begins at 7pm and will be hosted by weekend host Jordan Rich and morning drive news anchor Joe Mathieu. A live streamcast of the concert will be available on-line at www.cbsboston.com and www.bostonpopsjuly4th.org. Over on Classical 99.5, by Ron Della Chiesa and morning drive host Laura Carlo will once again preside over the annual broadcast which begins at 8pm and leads into the concert at 8:30pm.

It's all business : The incoming new owner of WMKI 1260, Salem Communications Corp., is planning to launch a new format focusing on business news as the company has formally requested  new call letters WBIX with the Federal Communications Commission. As you may recall, WBIX was a troubled business/financial news station on AM 1060 from 2001 to 2010.

As for 5,000watt WMKI 1260, it has aired Radio Disney programming since 1997 and was sold to Salem last month for $500,000(BRW 6/6). It was initially expected that Salem would convert 1260 to its national conservative talk radio format "The Answer", but with what seems like a glut of talk radio on AM dial(680,1430 and 1510) in Boston, business format seemed like a better option.

The new station will likely be part of Salem's 10-station Wall Street Business Network and feature a lineup of financial experts, business talk and nationally recognized Bloomberg programming.

Camarillo-based Salem currently has three AM frequencies in Boston - it operates two Christian talk stations - WEZE 590/The Word and WROL 950/The Spirit; a Spanish language Christian talk station - WWDJ 1105/Radio Luz.

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