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  • Man Wanted In ‘Vicious’ Plymouth Murder Of Quincy College Professor

    05/08/2016 7:35:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    During a Saturday news conference, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said 76-year-old Vibeke Rasmussen, a Quincy College professor, died after she was stabbed more than 35 times in her apartment Thursday night. Plymouth police were called to Tideview Path around 1 p.m. to check on Rasmussen. When no one answered, officers gained access to her apartment where they found her body. Investigators say neighbors heard a woman screaming in the area of her apartment. Police identified 24-year-old Tyler Hagmaier as the suspect in Rasmussen’s death. Hagmaier lived in the apartment across from Rasmussen. The motive is a mystery, but...
  • WBZ traffic reporter is now telling the world who she really is

    05/05/2016 9:22:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 67 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/5/16 | Sweeney
    Frustrated commuters are familiar with the deep voice of Scott Eck, who reports from the skies in the WBZ NewsRadio 1030 helicopter, describing traffic snarls during rush hour every weekday morning and afternoon. On Wednesday morning, the 45-year-old reporter signed off using a new name: Kristen Eck. Eck’s gender transition may have surprised listeners, but it wasn’t news to family and friends. Eck picked out her new name two years ago and began the process of transitioning a year ago, and now she’s telling the world who she really is. “All of it’s been difficult: Hiding it, feeling ashamed, not...
  • R.I.P.: Buffalo, Boston Broadcaster Jeff Kaye Dies At 75

    11/17/2012 2:29:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Media Confidential ^ | November 16, 2012 | Tom Benson
    A voice that for years introduced every newscast on WBEN, Buffalo, NY through much of the 1980s has been silenced. Jefferson Kaye, the onetime WBEN 930 AM morning man, was a broadcast veteran who worked at WBZ 1030 AM Boston, when it was close to a Top 40 station in the mid-60s.
  • Fanfare for the Common Man

    01/07/2009 5:18:32 PM PST · by MartinaMisc · 1 replies · 420+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1/7/08 | D. R. Tucker
    It’s painful when a friend loses his job—even if that friend is someone you’ve never met. For talk-radio fans in the thirty-eight states that receive the powerful signal of Boston’s CBS Radio affiliate WBZ-AM, the two most important hours of the weekend were on Saturday night between 7:00pm and 9:00pm Eastern. For most of this decade, that timeslot was occupied by an outstanding host named Pat Desmarais. Desmarais, who had appeared on radio stations in New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts prior to his tenure at WBZ, was an intellectually vibrant host, a man unafraid to defend positions generally considered...
  • WBZ Books Doofus to Host 4th of July Pops Concert

    07/05/2008 9:14:31 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies · 78+ views
    WBZ-TV Boston | 7/5/08
    Last night, WBZ-TV hosted the annual Boston Pops 4th of July Concert in Boston. Whether through sheer stupidity or through dislike of country, they chose as host a amazing doofus who had recently become a US citizen. His comments to the audience were astonishing: "I'm an American citizen now so if you give me any crap, I can shoot you back." "So here again is the good-looking and good-smelling Keith Lockhart." There were more but I did not write them down. WTF is wrong with one of the country's biggest TV stations (part of CBS, BTW) that they would chose...
  • WBZ's Paul Sullivan is signing off talk show (health concerns)

    06/21/2007 7:59:41 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 1 replies · 137+ views
    WBZ Radio ^ | 6/21/07 | Reynold Joseph/Paul Sullivan
    Boston (WBZ Newsroom) -- A few words about one of our esteemed and valued colleagues. Paul Sullivan, recuperating from his fourth brain surgery for cancer, has decided against returning to his nightly, top-rated talk show on WBZ. It's not a question of how he's feeling these days, but he says right now, his health is a priority. Sully will be back next week for one more show, and he'll be an important part not just of our legacy, but of our future: contributing commentary, observations and attitude for some time to come. A letter from Paul Sullivan: To my friends...
  • WBZ's Larry Glick and the Orangutan

    03/20/2006 6:12:31 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 6 replies · 1,523+ views
    Northeast Airchecks ^ | Late 1970s | Larry Glick
    For those of us who grew up in New England and listened to the radio, Larry Glick is a legend. Recently, I became a little nostalgic for those times and did a Google search for Larry. I found a clip of one of his most famous calls "The Orangutan." A gentleman from the South ('BZs signal reached a large portion of the country) called in with a story about a guy who bought an orangutan for a pet after watching the movie "Every Which Way But Loose" and things went from bad to worse. Click (Glick?) here for the audio....
  • Jay Severin returns to WTKK in Boston

    12/19/2005 12:27:47 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 17 replies · 5,029+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/19/05 | Boston Herald Inside Track
    Don’t touch that dial Prodigal FM yakker Jay Severin will return to 96.9 FM beginning Jan. 3, and will broadcast his new, nationally syndicated show in the 7 to 10 p.m. slot. Severin, the former afternoon drive host, was yanked off the air several months ago after he signed a national syndication deal with Infinity Broadcasting. But yesterday, Severin’s agent, George Tobia, told the Track he had reached an agreement for Severin to broadcast his show on WTKK for at least a year. “We’re really excited to be back,” he said. When Severin returns to the station, he’ll bump Laura...
  • Methuen Home Depot Bans Man For Pencil Theft

    11/19/2005 8:16:40 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 31 replies · 805+ views
    WBZ-TV Boston ^ | 11/19/05 | CBS 4 Boston
    (CBS4) METHUEN-- A Lawrence man has been banned from all Home Depots for one year after accidentally walking out of the store with a sharpened pencil he used to write down some notes after buying over $100 worth of lumber. Michael Panorelli, 51, was with the owner of Salas Auto Repair, George Salas, when the incident occurred. The Eagle-Tribune is reporting that Panorelli and Salas were heading to the parking lot of the Methuen Home Depot when the store’s security guard stopped the two men. Apparently Panorelli put the pencil he used to take notes into his pocket and forgot...
  • WHERE'S AL? Plus, More Mistress Talk, Candidates Spar

    10/15/2005 11:25:29 AM PDT · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 314+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | October 15, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Louis Farrakhan's increasingly incoherent ramblings, making news this weekend, reminded the Radio Equalizer of another so-called civil rights leader, Al Sharpton. What happened to his planned liberal talk radio show? After revealing his intentions to the media in May, we've heard almost nothing since. At the time, Rush Limbaugh thought Sharpton's prospects were fairly decent, but the whole issue now seems to be forgotten. According to reports at the time, "The Al Sharpton Show" should have been on the air by now.
  • Jay Severin--Catch Me If You Can

    09/27/2005 7:24:53 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 23,684+ views
    Boston Radio Watch ^ | 09/27/05 | Boston Radio Watch
    Jay Severin may never do another show on any Boston radio station. Or he may. At this point it might be just way too much of embarrassment and somewhat of a credibility issue for the embattled WTKK 96.9FM afternoon host to face the music after this latest episode of embellishing his educational/professional achievements. It now turns out that Severin never received a Master's degree from Boston University(story ink courtesy of the Boston Herald). Although his 'Best and Brightest' may not be the readers of the low-brow Herald or missed the original Globe story, the news about the talkshow host's inaccuracies...
  • CBS Reporter Canned Over Terror Story

    08/04/2005 10:12:03 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 4 replies · 888+ views
    Instapundit ^ | August 5th, 2005 | Glenn Reynolds
    BRIAN MALONEY: "Was a veteran CBS radio reporter sacked after complaining about her spiked terrorism reporting?"
  • CBS Yanks Report(er); Boston Reporter Fired, Terror Story Quashed

    08/04/2005 7:24:31 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 298+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | August 4th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Was a veteran CBS radio reporter sacked after complaining about her spiked terrorism reporting? That's what Flo Jonic, now fired from WBZ-AM Boston, claims. Among her allegations: that her report on weak security at Boston's One Center Plaza was pulled after FBI complaints. When Jonic sent a scathing newsroom memo objecting to the censorship, she was immediately fired by local CBS/Infinity Broadcasting management.
  • WBZ doesn't go with Flo on story (radio reporter fired after flap about FBI)

    08/04/2005 8:17:20 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies · 510+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/04/05 | Greg Gatlin
    Flo Jonic's story on potential security risks at the FBI's Boston offices never saw the light of day. WBZ (1030 AM) didn't run it after the FBI complained. And today, Jonic is out of a job. Lashing out at management in a memo sent to the entire newsroom staff may not have been the best idea. Until 8:02 a.m. yesterday, Jonic was a general assignment reporter for WBZ, respected for her aggressive and hard-nosed brand of journalism. But insiders also say it's not the first time Jonic has gotten herself in hot water for speaking her mind. Jonic was suspended...
  • Air America a no show in Boston radio ratings!

    05/26/2005 11:52:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1,500+ views
    Radio Equalizer Blog ^ | 05/26/05 | Brian Maloney
    (latest radio ratings in Boston): WBZ holds first place with a 7.3. Conservative talker WRKO up slightly, from a 4.1 to a 4.3, for sixth place overall. Conservative WTKK-FM turns in a flat performance and ranks 10th. Air America's two Boston stations disappear from the radar screen, that's right, they are no-shows. Blame the signal quality all you want, but they were getting at least some ratings before. Even major free publicity from the Boston Globe didn't help one bit. Can't wait to hear the lame excuses. Bet the Globers won't be dwelling on this news.