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  • Tsarnaev gets death penalty

    05/15/2015 12:32:01 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 206 replies
    twitter | 5/15/15 | Laurel Sweet
    BREAKING: Dzhokhar #Tsarnaev is to be executed for the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Supreme Court rejects inmate's appeal for sex-change surgery (Michelle, ma belle)

    05/04/2015 6:38:40 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 49 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/4/15 | Mark Sherman, Bob Salsberg
    BOSTON — A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in failure Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her final appeal. The justices did not comment in letting stand a lower-court ruling denying the surgery to Michelle Kosilek. "This is a terrible and inhumane result for Michelle," said Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project for Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. The state Department of Correction, which has fought the surgery, did not immediately respond to a request to comment. State prison officials, who say the surgery...
  • University of Michigan reverses decision, will show 'American Sniper' as scheduled

    04/09/2015 5:09:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Fox news ^ | 4/9/15 | Fox news
    The University of Michigan said late Wednesday that it will show the film "American Sniper" as originally scheduled after a protest by students and staff caused the screening to be scrapped. University Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper called the decision to cancel the Friday night showing a "mistake" in a statement. "The initial decision to cancel the movie was not consistent with the high value the University of Michigan places on freedom of expression and our respect for the right of students to make their own choices in such matters," Harper said. "The movie will be shown...
  • Carr: Ted Kennedy-speak required a decoder

    04/05/2015 4:32:00 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/5/15 | Howie Carr
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate needs to make a couple of additions — namely, a comedy wing and a laugh track. Lest we forget, for decades Ted Kennedy was the Norm Crosby of the Democrat party, mangling not just Oldsmobiles and blondes, but also the English language. But political correctness now demands that all avert their eyes from the train wreck, er, automobile accident, that was Teddy’s life. Presumably the Fox News Channel anchor’s tongue was firmly in cheek as he mentioned Ted’s ability to “inspire new generations.” But Scott Pelley wasn’t kidding last week when...
  • WRKO announces Howie Carr's return

    03/09/2015 6:32:30 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 31 replies
    WRKO ^ | 3/9/15 | WRKO
    BOSTON, MA – One of the more public divorces in Boston media history turns out to have been just a trial separation. Howie Carr and WRKO (680AM and 93.7FM HD-2) announced today that the legendary author, columnist and talk show host will return to the Entercom station on Monday, March 16. Carr will assume the weekday afternoon time slot he occupied on WRKO for decades, 3-7 p.m. Entercom Boston’s VP / Market Manager Phil Zachary said he believes Carr’s return was meant to be. “As the holidays passed, it became obvious to me that WRKO and Howie belong together,” he...
  • WLS (Chicago) ready to drop Rush Limbaugh

    03/05/2015 4:44:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 157 replies
    robertfeder.com ^ | 3/5/15 | Robert Feder
    Rush Limbaugh, who’s been a fixture on WLS AM 890 for more than 25 years, is about to get the bum’s rush from the Cumulus Media news/talk station, sources said Wednesday. If all goes as planned, Limbaugh’s syndicated talk show, which airs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, will be dropped by the end of March, according to insiders at WLS. A Cumulus Media spokeswoman declined immediate comment. But a source familiar with the decision said it was based on the show’s diminished ratings and failure to generate advertising revenue for the station, adding: “It’s impossible to...
  • Report: RadioShack to close all stores, sell half to Sprint

    02/02/2015 1:46:48 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 149 replies
    KTRS ^ | 2/2/15 | KTRS
    Radio Shack has been selling communication equipment since 1921, but according to Bloomberg, the retail chain will not be celebrating a 100th birthday. As part of a bankruptcy deal, RadioShack Corp. will be shutting down their entire chain of 7,000 tech stores, half of which will be reportedly sold to Sprint. According to the report, RadioShack locations that are sold to Sprint would operate under the wireless carrier’s name, meaning RadioShack would cease to exist as a stand-alone retailer. RadioShack received a rescue financing package from Standard General LP in October, and the hedge fund would serve as the lead...
  • Howie Carr Show open thread Feb-Apr 2015

    01/31/2015 6:53:34 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 44 replies
    http://www.howiecarrshow.com ^ | 1/31/15 | raccoonradio
    Running thread for the Howie Carr Show for the next 3 months
  • Rob Carson and Chris Plante join KCMO Kansas City

    01/22/2015 9:04:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    radioinsight ^ | radioinsight
    Chris Plante will join KCMO for the 9am-12pm slot, a timeslot he currently holds on 630/105.9 WMAL Washington. Plante spent 17 years at CNN, mostly serving as their Pentagon correspondent. The additions of Carson and Plante will enable Greg Knapp to move from mornings to afternoons from 4-7pm. Coming off the schedule is the syndicated Dennis Miller, while Dave Ramsey moves to 12-2pm followed by Michael Savage from 2-4pm. Mark Levin slides back to the 7-10pm timeslot with John Batchelor and Red Eye Radio rounding out the new KCMO lineup.
  • WMCA special announcement on Jan 19 (Christian talk...to who knows, conserv talk?)

    01/13/2015 7:23:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 1/13/15 | Dave
    WMCA is now airing a promo that on Monday January 19 they will be No More…”Find out What we will become” on Monday January 19.
  • Student Leader Resigns After Stating She Has 'No Sympathy' for Murdered Cops

    12/23/2014 4:24:22 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 62 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/22/14 | Daniel Mael
    The Brandeis University student leader who publicly stated that she had "no sympathy" for the executed New York Police Department officers resigned her position on Sunday after TruthRevolt and other outlets drew attention to her statements. Khadijah Lynch, who was an Undergraduate Department Representative for the African and Afro-American Studies Department, tweeted, "i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today" and "lmao, all i just really dont have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist f---ing country" among other insensitive remarks shortly after the officers were shot execution-style by a Baltimore-based gangster....
  • FCC Rejects Station Challenge Over Redskins Name

    12/18/2014 1:05:57 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | Broadcasting and Cable
    Story at link. FCC won't hold Daniel Snyder radio station liable for profanity for use of the name Redskins.
  • Inmate's demand for sex-change operation rejected

    12/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/16/14 | Joe Dwinell
    A federal appeals court has ruled today that transsexual wife-killer Michelle Kosilek's push for a sex-change operation has been denied. "The district court erred and that the care provided to Kosilek by the DOC does not violate the Eighth Amendment. We therefore reverse the district court's grant of injunctive relief, and we remand with instructions to dismiss the case," the court ruled. A federal judge ruled in 2012 that Kosilek, 65, needed the surgery for gender identity disorder, but state prison officials challenged the ruling. Kosilek, who was born Robert Kosilek, is serving life in an all-male prison for killing...
  • Howie Carr thread Dec 2014

    12/04/2014 5:27:17 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    howiecarr.com ^ | 12/4/14 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread for the month
  • Facebook post: Selling my leftover food stamps

    12/01/2014 1:15:58 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Howie Carr Show ^ | 12/1/14 | raccoonradio
    Facebook post: Selling my leftover food stamps for this month, black Friday just killed my bank account. Interested? Message me." (Reply: "Just saying...you do know that this is a pretty public page and you can get stripped of your benefits if the state gets wind of this?") Rep. Shauna O'Connell is on the Howie Carr show now; probably not much can be done to the woman who posed the question.
  • Bring back Christmas: Marshfield residents miffed about vacation name change

    11/24/2014 1:24:13 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/24/14 | Laurel Sweet
    With their campaign to save Christmas snowballing, traditionalists are expected to pack Marshfield High School’s auditorium tonight in hopes of persuading the School Committee to reverse its decision to rename the late December vacation as the “holiday break.” “There are signs all over town: ‘There’s Still a Christmas,’ ‘Bring Back Christmas.’ There’s some little kids in town picking up on this and wondering if Santa is going to come to their house,” said attorney Dennis Scollins, the Marshfield School Committee’s longest-serving member and one of two who stood up for St. Nick when the board voted 3-2 on Sept. 9...
  • Westminster Ends Bid To Ban Tobacco Sales After Outcry (Mass.)

    11/20/2014 7:03:30 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    WBZ ^ | 11/20/14 | WBZ
    A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke. Westminster’s board of health voted 2-1 to drop the proposal at its regular meeting on Wednesday, a week after rowdy opposition led board members to end a public hearing early. The board had initially said the ban would help keep a variety of tobacco products from young people, but businesses strongly opposed it.
  • NERW Extra: Shakeup in Boston Talk Radio (Howie 1510)

    11/13/2014 5:45:25 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    NERW ^ | 11/13/14 | Scott Fybush
    If you’ve been reading NorthEast Radio Watch all along (especially our detailed analysis of Howie Carr’s future on Monday), you know changes are coming in a big way to the Boston talk scene. Now we have a much better sense of what’s about to happen – and how quickly it’s all coming together. After more than 20 years at WRKO (and a few years before that at WHDH until its programming was merged into WRKO), Howie Carr finally caught that car he’s been chasing all that time: he’s now a former WRKO employee. The no-surprise-at-all announcement came on Wednesday, with...
  • MA Gov: too close to call; no Coakley concession yet

    11/04/2014 9:27:05 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    WHDH TV ^ | 11/4/14 | raccoonradio
    Update: MA Dem governor candidate Martha Coakley will not concede tonight; they are hoping to be within one half of one per cent which would trigger an automatic recount. Repub gov candidate Charlie Baker may say a statement soon but probably would not give a victory speech, as it's not polite (or good karma) to declare victory without getting concession from your opponent. Coakley supporters being sent home. 95% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Charlie Baker (R) 969,110 48% Martha Coakley (D) 945,815 47%
  • Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

    11/03/2014 11:54:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 63 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/3/14 | Lynn Neary
    Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old. Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles. If there was one thing that defined Tom Magliozzi, it was his laugh. It was loud, it was constant, it was infectious. Tom and Ray grew up great friends despite a 12-year gap between them. Both...
  • Howie Carr Show Election Thread 2014

    11/03/2014 7:01:29 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 43 replies
    howiecarrshow.com ^ | 11/3/14 | raccoonradio
    Thread for election coverage and discussion for the Howie Carr Show, 2014.
  • Father who disappeared in the middle of a Broncos game FOUND safe 112 miles away

    10/29/2014 12:03:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/28/14 | Ashley Collman and Martin Gould and Snejana Farberov
    Denver Police say Paul Kitterman, 53, is safe after being located more than 110 miles away in Pueblo, Colorado They are directing all questions about his disappearance to family Kitterman was last seen by his stepson at a game at Mile High stadium in Denver on Thursday Stepson Jarod Tonneson, 21, went to the bathroom during halftime, but after returning to his seat his father never rejoined him Denver Police have found the local dad who went missing five days ago, after leaving his adult stepson alone to use the bathroom at halftime. On Tuesday evening, around 10:50pm ET, the...
  • Tsarnaev pal Robel Phillipos convicted of lying to FBI (Pothead defense; Dukakis testified)

    10/28/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/28/14 | Laurel Sweet
    Robel Phillipos, a friend of terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of lying to authorities investigating last year’s Boston Marathon bombings that killed three spectators, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy. Phillipos was accused of lying about being in Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the bombing, when two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence, including a laptop. Phillipos' lawyers argued he couldn’t clearly remember what happened because he had smoked marijuana heavily that day. The fate of Phillipos, 19 when he was arrested and who turned 21 this month during his trial at U.S....
  • Half-billion dollar MBTA contract awarded to firm owned by Chinese gov(Mass...the RED line!)

    A Chinese government-owned rail company was awarded a $566.6 million Massachusetts state contract on Wednesday to build subway trains for the "T," the nation's oldest subway system, despite concerns from local activists about China's human rights record as well as complaints from competitors that the company's winning bid was unrealistically low. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of directors voted unanimously to approve a contract with CNR MA Corporation to build 284 new subway cars. The new cars are needed to replace the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's 32-year-old Orange Line trains and the 44-year-old Red Line cars that serve the...
  • Howie Carr thread Oct & Nov 2014

    10/06/2014 3:41:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 70 replies
    http://www.howiecarr.com ^ | 10/6/14 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread Oct and Nov 2014
  • This Weekend Was A Disaster For Senate Democrats

    09/29/2014 7:10:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | Brett LoGiurato
    Just as momentum was beginning to swing toward Democrats in retaining control of the Senate this November, the last 10 days — particularly the last weekend — served as a setback to those chances...The math does not look good for Democrats with 33 days until Election Day, as conditions look favorable for Republicans in eight seats currently held by Democrats — West Virginia (19-point average lead in polls), South Dakota (13.3), Montana (19), Louisiana (5), Iowa (2.2), Colorado (0.8), Arkansas (3.6), and Alaska (4.7). Democrats need to prevent Republicans from winning six of these seats — or hope independent candidate...
  • Alleged dope dealer cuffed a month after winning $1M

    09/26/2014 5:27:07 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/26/14 | Antonio Planas, Laurel Sweet
    A Haverhill man who scratched a $1 million-winning Lottery ticket five weeks ago saw his luck go bad Wednesday when cops raided his subsidized apartment and found cocaine, a pot-growing operation, brass knuckles, a machete — and EBT cards in his and his wife’s names, authorities said. Gary L. Bond, 32, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Haverhill District Court to cocaine possession and trafficking charges, and marijuana possession charges. His wife, Fritzlaine Liautaud, 30, pleaded not guilty to similar charges Wednesday and posted $7,500 bail. Yesterday, Liautaud posted her husband’s bail, after asking a court administrator, “The $50,000 has to...
  • clear channel becomes iheartmedia

    09/16/2014 6:11:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    RadioInsight ^ | 9/16/14 | Lance Venta
    Originally known as merely a classification for 50kW AM signals with wide nighttime coverage, the Clear Channel name is joining much of the AM band in irrelevance. Effective immediately Clear Channel is rebranding itself as IHeartMedia as the company places additional focus towards its IHeartRadio.com streaming platform. The company itself will be known as IHeartMedia, Inc, while the broadcast holdings formerly known as Clear Channel Media + Entertainment will be simply IHeartMedia. "Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia, reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact. The newly named...
  • Robo calls a vote loser for pols

    09/07/2014 4:36:21 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/7/14 | Jim Sullivan
    My wife and I had a problem with our Internet. Since we have a bundled service, the folks who came to fix our access also had to reboot the cable and phone. After they left, we found our TV had gained psychic powers. When the phone rings, our screen displays the name and number of the person trying to interrupt our television viewing. This may be old stuff to you, but since I’m a lazy slug who would rather watch reruns of 1960s sitcoms than actually speak to most folks who are calling, I consider it a godsend. Even better,...
  • Limbaugh, Hannity, & Beck Move To KSFO San Francisco

    09/05/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    radio insight ^ | 9/5/14 | Lance Venta
    At the beginning of 2014, Clear Channel moved Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to their then Liberal Talk stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco and rebranded them as Conservative Talk “The Patriot“ The San Francisco version won’t make it past nine months. Cumulus Media has announced that the trio of shows will move from “960 The Patriot” KNEW San Francisco to their 560 KSFO on Monday, September 28. KSFO was Limbaugh’s longtime affiliate in San Francisco until Clear Channel moved him first to 910 in January 2012 and later 960. While Rush will stay in his live 9am-12pm timeslot...
  • Howie Carr Show Sept 2014

    09/02/2014 8:07:39 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    howiecarrshow ^ | 9/2/14 | raccoonradio
    Howie list ping for Sept. We may soon find out what stations will carry his "new" show, to start late this month or early next month
  • Quinn and Tennent say they rejected offer to host WJAS

    08/31/2014 4:59:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 8/30/14 | Elizabeth Bloom
    Conservative radio hosts Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent, formerly of WPGB 104.7 FM, have said they turned down an offer to be hosts on the newly reconfigured WJAS-AM (1320), but the station’s ownership would not confirm their statement. “Note: we have declined the offer from WJAS. Terms offered precluded our ability to live stream to our audience which was essential,” the duo posted Thursday on their Twitter account (@warroom). On Friday, they wrote and then deleted a similar tweet. Frank Iorio, owner of Radio Partners LLC, which purchased the station earlier this month, said Friday that the company had been...
  • Bacon Wars: Why Did the Sneakers Bistro Incident Go Viral?

    08/29/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    Seven Days Vermont ^ | 8/29/14 | Mark Davis
    The setting: a community garden. The central character: a respected Winooski businessman who has contributed to just about every charitable cause in the city. His offense: going out of his way to make sure a local resident didn't feel offended. To recap: Sneakers Bistro & Café owner Marc Dysinger had erected a tongue-in-cheek sign in a community garden that he maintains for Winooski in the downtown traffic circle outside his restaurant. "Yield for Sneakers Bacon," it read. Last week, a local woman who identified herself as "a vegan and a member of a Muslim household," posted a note on Front...
  • Classics radio still has a home on Western Pennsylvania dials

    08/27/2014 5:03:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Pitt Trib Review ^ | 8/26/14 | Patrick Cloonan
    Some oldies fans get their fix from XM radio stations or internet streaming music like Pandora. But since WJAS (1320 AM) was sold and switched from “nostalgia” programming to talk earlier this month, fans have been searching for a new radio station to hear their favorite music. “It was a shock for them to shift to talk shows from music that a lot of people liked,” said Anne Zuza, 70, of Ross. As another ex-WJAS listener emailed: “Is there any other station that plays the classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s?” That depends on your interpretation of “classic...
  • Disney's Devastating Signal About Radio

    08/15/2014 3:28:44 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    Radio Ink ^ | 8/15/14 | Eric Rhoads
    Way way back, I think it was about 1998, I made a prediction in Radio Ink that talked about how one day all of radio would be digital and online and we would see a time when AM and FM stations were no longer the primary means of distributing our programming. I went so far as to say that some would sell off their properties because they were no longer needed. I got lots of hate mail on that one. Yesterday, Disney, one of the world's most respected media companies, sent a signal to the media and advertising world that...
  • Facebook Crosses The Line With New Facebook Messenger App

    08/08/2014 4:21:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 40 replies
    Russo/CBS local ^ | 8/7/14 | Nick Russo
    First, this is VERY important to read and understand. I’m doing my best to look out for all the Facebook Users who aren’t as tech savvy as their kids or friends. I’m trying to help explain what’s happening because if I don’t…nobody else will! If you’re anything like your neighbor…you probably use Facebook on your phone WAY more than you use it on a computer. You’ve been sending messages from the Facebook app and it probably always asks you if you want to install the Facebook Messenger App. It’s always been OPTIONAL but coming soon to your Facebook experience….it won’t...
  • WJAS completes news-talk format switch

    08/08/2014 3:54:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Pitt Trib Review ^ | 8/7/14 | Patrick Cloonan
    Two widely expected format flips occurred Aug. 7 on Pittsburgh radio. WJAS (1320 AM) began picking up the former news-talk format of WPGB (104.7 FM) at noon, while at 3 p.m., WPGB flipped from news-talk to “Big 104.7” airing “Pittsburgh's New Hit Country.” The new “Big 104.7” opened with Florida Georgia Line's “This Is How We Roll” and pledged 10,000 songs in a row without commercials to start its competition with CBS Radio's WDSY “Y-108” (107.9 FM) and Keymarket's three Froggy FM stations, WOGG (94.9 FM), WOGH (103.5 FM) and WOGF (104.3 FM). WPGB alerted listeners to the format change...
  • Vanity:Conservative talk on KFNY 1440 Riverside CA

    08/05/2014 8:15:19 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    KFNY ^ | 8/5/14 | raccoonradio
    Vanity: Some all comedy stations have dropped the format as distribution of 24/7 comedy ended. One is KFNY AM 1440 Riverside, CA, which is now news-talk as "IE (Inland Empire) 1440". As one would expect with Clear Channel this probably means syndicated talkers like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. Not sure, as the KFNY website doesn't have a schedule yet but I just went to iHeartRadio at 11:06 ET--8:06 PT--and heard Glenn Beck. So if you like conservative talk and are up there, it may be worth checking out. (The site does have a new logo, a mention...
  • WJAS to flip to talk

    08/04/2014 5:36:02 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 8/4/14 | Lance Venta
    8:20 pm Update 8/4: Frank Iorio Jr. has closed on his purchase of 1320 WJAS from Renda. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the station will flip to Talk at some point in the future, but it is “a little bit yet” before doing so. Is the flip perhaps related to the possible move of Clear Channel’s 104.7 WPGB from Talk to Country? Original Report 5/29: Renda Broadcasting has announced the sale of Adult Standards 1320 WJAS Pittsburgh to Frank Iorio Jr.’s Pittsburgh Radio Partners for $1 million.
  • Wccc-Fm Hartford To Be Sold(Rock Of Conn. To Rock Of Ages...)

    07/31/2014 1:51:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 7/31/14 | Lance Venta
    A sale and format change are imminent at Marlin Broadcasting Classic Rock “Rock 106.9” WCCC-FM Hartford. The Hartford Courant reports that the WCCC staff were informed on Wednesday that they were out of a job as the station was being sold to a “not-for-profit organization that operates radio networks specializing in adult contemporary Christian music.” Word is EMF Broadcasting will be acquiring the station to add it to its Christian AC “K-Love” network. Outgoing morning host Jay Raven tweeted tonight that the airstaff would make their final appearances on Friday, August 1. WCCC-FM shifted from Active Rock to Classic Rock...
  • More Country in Pittsburgh's Future? (News talk 104.7 may flip)

    07/27/2014 6:04:37 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | Lance Venta
    (Am on smartphone now but link is above, speculation news talk 104.7 WPGB Pittsburgh may, may, flip to country...just a heads up)
  • Carr: Visit compounds Kennedys’ woes

    07/17/2014 7:20:25 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/17/14 | Howie Carr
    A call about trouble involving a crazy person at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport — what could be more routine than that for a 911 dispatcher at the Barnstable Police Department? But there was one big difference Tuesday night. This time it was a member of the Kennedy family as the victim, rather than the perp. So now it’s officially summer on the Cape. The Kennedys are back in the headlines. This time, though, the guy in the dock wasn’t wearing a lampshade on his head, the favorite attire of Kennedys this time of year. This time the defendant was...
  • Vanity--word spreading of passing of Johnny Winter

    07/16/2014 9:05:54 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    7/17/14 | raccoonradio
    Via blues show host Holly Harris: "Very sadly we are hearing that Johnny Winter passed away today in Zurich, Switzerland while on tour. Really, really sad news. More details by tomorrow" Had pleasure of doing a phone int. with him and his band in Feb.--he will be missed; an influence for so many
  • Howie Carr thread July & August 2014

    07/09/2014 4:26:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    http://www.howiecarrshow.com ^ | 7/9/14 | raccoonradio
    Let's link the months of July & August for Howie in this thread. It should be interesting to see what happens in the next couple months as Howie's WRKO contract ends around Sept or so; he's planning to syndicate with a company called Global Media and maybe WRKO will opt to carry him but who knows (would think his affiliate stations currently would stay with him and maybe expand). And an item in today's Inside Track in the Herald hints that some higher priced talent at Fox 25--like Doug "VB" Goudie and Maria Stephanos--may be worried at the upcoming takeover...
  • Piers Morgan wants Americans to call "soccer" "football"

    06/17/2014 11:43:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 106 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/17/14 | Piers Morgan
    It's time America called football 'football' and not 'soccer'.
  • A wake-up call for GOP, Bush

    06/12/2014 5:14:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/12/14 | Adrianna Cohen
    If Jeb Bush was considering a White House run in 2016, he’d better think again. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning loss Tuesday night to underfunded Tea Party candidate David Brat in Virginia has sent shock waves through the Republican Party — including to Jeb Bush, who will now have to reassess whether he even has a shot at the Oval Office. Cantor’s remarkable defeat was a nationwide wake-up call that not only is the Tea Party formidable, but that Republican voters are not happy with the GOP’s 
establishment position on 
amnesty for illegal immigrants and other hot-button issues fracturing...
  • Howie Carr thread June 2014

    06/04/2014 7:25:35 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    howiecarrshow.com ^ | 6/4/14 | raccoonradio
    June thread
  • Threat Charge Dropped for Marathon Hoax Suspect

    06/04/2014 3:21:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/3/14 | AP/Bos Globe
    BOSTON (AP) — A bomb threat charge has been dropped against a man accused of placing a backpack with a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of last year’s deadly bombing. Suffolk County district attorney’s spokesman Jake Wark said Tuesday the state could not prove Kevin Edson communicated a clear threat with an explosive device.
  • Richmond Gains an Answer (AM 820 talk)

    06/03/2014 12:08:56 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/3/14 | Lance Venta
    Delmarva Educational Association Gospel “Amen 820” WGGM Chester/Richmond, VA has flipped to Conservative Talk “820 The Answer“. Now utilizing WNTW call letters, the station is featuring a combination of regionally and nationally syndicated hosts. VARTV reports the schedule includes WHKT Norfolk’s John Fredericks in mornings, Herman Cain from 9am-12pm, Dennis Prager 12-3pm, Michael Savage 3-6pm, Mark Levin 6-9pm, Steve Deace 9pm-12am, and Alex Jones overnight. WNTW operates with 10kW daytime and 1kW nights and has some daytime coverage into the Norfolk area.
  • Sheriff: Chism attacked worker at DYS lockup

    06/03/2014 11:01:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Salem MA News ^ | 6/3/14 | Jill Harmacinski
    BOSTON — Accused murderer Philip Chism, 15, attacked a female staff member at the Department of Youth Services facility in Boston where he is being held without bail, Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins confirmed today. Chism is accused of robbing, raping and killing Colleen Ritzer, 24, of Andover, at Danvers High School on the afternoon of Oct. 22, 2013, and then leaving her body in a wooded area adjacent to the school. Cousins confirmed that Chism assaulted the female staff member yesterday. The extent of her injuries are unclear. Chism, meanwhile, was taken to Boston Medical Center for a mental...