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By adamg - 2/18/20 - 9:57 pm
WAAF logo

Enercom has sold WAAF, the Worcester station that gave us Opie and Anthony (who got fired not for encouraging women to whip 'em out on Wednesdays but for announcing that Tom Menino was dead in a car crash), to a Christian broadcaster, Inside Radio reports.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 9:46 pm

The Globe today posted a fun profile of the South Street Diner. So it pains us a bit here at the nitpick desk to report that the second half of the headline, "I spent the night at South Street Diner, Boston’s only 24/7 sit-down spot," is wrong.

The City that Always Sleeps has two sit-down spots open 24/7 - the other being the IHOP on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 2:41 pm

WCVB's Cindy Fitzgibbon reports she's OK after tripping yesterday morning over something next to the green screen where the weather map goes. Also note how quickly a colleague stepped in to finish the report: Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 12:04 pm

The Daily Free Press introduces us to Danielle Johnson and her Spark-FM Online Radio, which she hopes to launch in April.

Although the station will focus on urban and Caribbean music, it will also feature talk shows on everything from Boston politics and music culture.

By adamg - 1/18/20 - 11:52 pm
Steve Cooper with snacks

WHDH's Steve Cooper always goes into snow battle prepared with snacks, but as Tim shows us tonight up in Andover, he seemed prepared for 2015-level snowfall: He pulled a sled loaded with Ding Dongs and Twinkies.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 9:11 am

WBZ Newsradio listeners are organizing to try to get AM news anchor Deb Lawler, overnight talk host Bradley Jay, sports reporter Tom Cuddy and political commentator Jon Keller back on the air, after the station's owner terminated them earlier this week as part of its national effort to shrink costs through large-scale layoffs. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 3:20 pm

We just got e-mail from the Boston Globe that they are raising our price for home delivery of the Sunday paper to $9.50 a week (although with that, we do get access to the online version). What are other Globe subscribers seeing? Put that way because last time the Globe announced print increases, they seemed to have different rates for different people.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 2:25 pm

Deb Lawler celebrates 35 years on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

News is breaking that WBZ Newsradio's owner, IHeartMedia, has let a number of long-time on-air employees go. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 2:36 pm

WBZ compiles evidence that "Tom Brady has begun the process of detaching himself from various New England-based ties," starting with the fact that he and his family have moved from Brookline to Greenwich, CT.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 2:20 pm

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor and Brookline resident, charges the New York Times committed "clickbait defamation" in a headline and lead paragraph that made it sound he was condoning MIT professors and administrators taking money from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when, he says, he wasn't. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 4:15 pm
Boston Metro announces its immediate shutdown

A Boston Metro reader forwarded this note he got today: After 19 years, the paper for subway riders is no more. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/20 - 10:24 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a libel lawsuit by a former law student living in Somerville over an article on a legal Web site about him, in part by citing a Massachusetts legal principle that journalists have the right to report on court actions, such as the ones that got him into some trouble in Florida. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 12:04 am

Fans of Fox programs and other WFXT offerings who subscribe to Verizon Fios have to find another way to get their fix - the cable provider dropped the channel today as Verizon and 'FXT's parent company, Cox Media, wrangle over licensing. WFXT reports people can still watch the station over the air or via an app.

By adamg - 12/31/19 - 11:49 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a libel suit against the news editor of the UMass Boston student newspaper because the paper accurately reported accounts by campus police that they were looking for a man for some "suspicious" activity on a shuttle bus - and that means she is covered by a legal principle that protects journalists reporting on "official" statements and actions. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/19 - 5:18 pm
Current WBZ studios, old antenna, site of new building

From left: Current WBZ studios, emergency antenna, site of new building.

National Development of Newton says it will soon file detailed plans to replace WBZ-TV's current studios on Soldiers Field Road in Allston with a new building right next door - which will leave plenty of land for additional development on WBZ's current eight-acre lot. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/19 - 3:18 pm

The FCC this week proposed a $453,015 fine against Gerlens Cesar, who runs Radio TeleBoston, which broadcasts news to Haitians in the Boston area, and a $151,005 against Acerome Jean Charles, who runs a station called Radio Concorde, also aimed at the Haitian community. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 10:29 am
Sciacca

With his staff approaching an asymptote of zero, longtime Herald Editor Joe Sciacca reports that after 37 years at the Herald, he's leaving for a job as enterprise editor at WHDH: Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 10:12 pm

Report for America, which "places talented, emerging journalists into local news organizations to report for one to two years on under-covered issues and communities," announced today that the Bay State Banner will get one of them - to cover "how state legislative and city hall actions affect Boston’s African-American communities."

Via Sarah Betancourt.

By adamg - 12/1/19 - 5:23 pm
Channel 5 reporter with a snowball

UPDATE, 5:34 p.m. Castiglione reports the Worcester snow is now good snowball snow.

Shortly after 5 p.m., WCVB's Duke Castiglione went live with a handful of snow, which he declared not really snowball-worthy, so he didn't throw it at the camera.

He was one of just five reporters and weatherpeople to flash on screen at 5 p.m, as Channel 5 warms up for the season: Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 9:46 pm

The Washington Post announced today it's hired Globe Spotlight Team reporter Nicole Dungca for its own Investigative Unit.

Dungca becomes the latest Globie to join a southward migration to DC. Read more.

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