Saturday, March 16, 2013

Loren and Wally sign up for another run with WROR

The popular WROR 105.7 morning duo of "Loren and Wally" have signed a new multi-year contract with the station according to a statement issued by the station's owner Greater Media. Loren Owens and Wally Brine have been doing their show on the same frequency at 105.7 FM since 1981.through a number of formats and identities, including contemporary hits WVBF, country WKLB and WCLB - and, for the past 16 years on classic hits WROR 105.7. 

The station also announced it has also renewed the contracts of show's staffers Lauren Beckham-Falcone, Hank Morse, Brian Bell and veteran radio personality Tom Doyle.

BRW Notebook :

Act 2 : WFNX is going dead..again. Although the station had officially left Boston's commercial radio real estate last summer(BRW 7/25/12) it came back on Halloween 2012 as web stream with live weekday DJs from 9am to 6pm(BRW 11/1/12). However, with Thursday's sudden announcement that sister publication Boston Phoenix had published its last issue after 47 years and the company(Phoenix Media/Communications Group) is shuttering its longtime offices in Fenway, the cord also got pulled on's local operation. That leaves Boston's alternative rock fans with Boston Globe's  7-month old on-line station but word of newspaper's impending sale could also put RadioBDC's future in doubt.

Magic Shuffle : Veteran radio programmer Morgan Prue is the new assistant program director at WMJX/Magic 106.7, it was announced last week. She will be "responsible for helping to oversee all elements of the overall strategic direction for the station," says the official announcement. A Canadian native, Prue most recently was program director and brand manager for Classic Hits "Boom 99.7" CJOT-FM, Ottawa, Ontario. Prue takes over assistant PD role from Candy O'Terry who is now working mornings with Mike Addams. Weekend/fill-in host Tina Gao  shifts to news/traffic update duties during Dan Justin's afternoon drive show. With all the changes, Amanda Giles who was most recently serving as Addams' co-host departed the station after 12 years.

Airing the Green : If you can't be at the Parade in Southie on Sunday, here are "Green" happenings around the dial this weekend - WROL 950's 43-year tradition of Saturday's Irish Hit Parade from 10am-7pm with Paul Sullivan(10am-1pm), Matt O'Donnell(1pm-4pm) and Bill Bailey(4pm-7pm). Also on WROL 950, on Sunday afternoon, "Feast of Irish Music" with host Seamus Mulligan  from 1-5pm...On WGBH 89.7, "Celtic Sojourn" with Brian O'Donovan from 3 to 6pm on Saturday and 24 hours a day on WGBH's Celtic Channel..."Celtic Twilight" with Gail Gilmore on WUMB 91.9...WTKK 96.9 HD-2's 24-hour the Irish Channel can be streamed on-line here.

Spinning in and out :  Former WODS' midday personality Paula Street has baeen named as new midday(10am-3pm) host at CBS Radio's classic hits station Q105 in Tampa Bay, FL...Street's former WODS co-worker Karen Blake is currently subbing middays(9am-2pm) at Mix 104.1 for Erin O'Malley who is out on maternity leave...Mike Salk will be making his afternoon debut on WEEI 93.7 on Wednesday(3/20)...Speaking of WEEI's former hosts, Ted Sarandis returns to Massachusetts airwaves for a a 4-week Sunday night run of "College Basketball Tonight" on Marshfield's WATD 95.9 starting this weekend(3/17,9pm-11pm). The station can be heard on-line.

Under the Radar :  WGBH 89.7 host Callie Crossley has a new weekly show on the station - Under the Radar with Callie Crossly now airs Sundays at 6:30pm. The program reviews the week’s stories from alternative press, online news outlets and community news publications that have been overlooked by mainstream outlets. In addition, the program will feature people with unique perspectives and examine small stories before they make big headlines


Mike in Cambridge said...

Please say something about how this once-proud gray lady of the Boston media has been run into the ground with the constant creep of ad time. Latest example, the new WINS-like "traffic and weather together", basically eliminating substantial sports reports at :15 and :45, and certainly opening up more ad time. Don't know why they are even keeping Walt Perkins or Tom Cuddy since they have been completely marginalized. Meteororologists race thru the weather reports in 30 secs so 'BZ can squeeze in the next ad, and if I hear one more Kars-for-Kids or Gary Lapierre for the Comonwealth Advisory Group ad I'm going to scream..again?! However I am eternally grateful to Mr. Casey, I presume, or the suits who have driven me away from my 'BZ addiction to NPR, and I am now 100 times more intelligent and well-informed than I ever was listening to the trash that 'BZ has become.

Anonymous said...

If it's the All Dan Rea all the time, or the incredibly obnoxious, insulting way the news is reported.
WBZ is one difficult station to listen to if you're not a parochial, hung up, moron.
Keep the fucking adjectives out of the news!!
We all know 5 years olds are "little boys, or girls". Don't assume that we all hate inclement weather.
Catholic or not, Not all of us really give a flying fuck about who the new pope is, unless you have a different angle to bring to the story.
If you're going to do a sports report, give the scores for ALL The Games. Not just the local teams.
The lead story doesn't have to be whatever the average Joe probably thinks it should be.
By the way, Egan and Braude are far better now on GBH, than they were on The dumb and downed WTKK.
Boston radio has become one stupid market.
New Owners of The Globe, keep your money grubbing, corporate paws off Radio BDC

Edward said...

after all this and Amanda Giles just leaves?