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Ordway Returns To WEEI - 9/1 - From Tom Taylor Now: “Big O” Glenn Ordway and Entercom’s WEEI-FM, 93.7, Boston make peace. The signature sports-talk host and WEEI spent a total of 27 years together, and then Entercom pushed the exit button, based on a performance clause in Glenn’s contract. Ordway tried his own syndication effort and then last year an online site named SportsTalkBoston. Along the way, he’s worked with SiriusXM, ESPN Radio, NBA Radio, and handled play-by-play for the NBA Celtics and NHL Bruins. He’s also seen on the regional Comcast SportsNet New England. After this rapprochement with WEEI-FM, Ordway will team with former Red Sox player Lou Merloni and former New England Patriot Christian Fauria, for 10 AM to 2 PM duties. He’s back in the fold starting September 8.....

Gil Simmons Upped At 8 - 8/28 - Gil Simmons has been named chief meteorologist for Hartford/New Haven ABC affiliate Channel 8/WTNH. She's been covering weather on the station since 2003.....

WPOP Drops Sports - 8/17 - Hartford sports talker WPOP, 1410 AM, flips to news talk. More at radioinsight.com.....

Mike Beaudet Leaves 25 - 8/14 - Mike Beaudet, an investigative reporter for the past 19 years at Channel 25/WFXT in Boston, is leaving at the end of September to teach journalism full-time at Northeastern University.....

WCTK Tops Providence - 8/7 - WCTK tops the Providence radio ratings for July. Tom Taylor Now has more.....

WRCH Tops Hartford - 8/7 - WRCH tops the Hartford radio ratings for July. Tom Taylor Now has more.....

WROR Tops Boston Radio Ratings - 8/5 - WROR tops the July radio ratings for Boston. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WCRK & WWYZ Top Radio Ratings - 7/13 - WCRK tops the June radio ratings for Providence. And WWYZ is tops in Hartford. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WROR Tops Boston For June - 7/9 - WROR tops the Boston radio ratings for June. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WPOP To Drop Sports For Talk - 6/26 - iHeartMedia is flipping sports “Fox Sports 1410” WPOP Hartford to news/talk. According to Radio Insight, iHeart will likely duplicate the lineup of sister 960 WELI New Haven, which includes the syndicated Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity who do not have clearances in the Hartford market. The big question could be whether WPOP will bring Rush Limbaugh over from WTIC considering what has happened recently in other markets.....

Line-Up Changes For WRKO - 6/26 - From Radio Insight: With Rush Limbaugh moving over to iHeartMedia’s 1430 WKOX following Entercom’s decision to not renew his contract, Talk 680 WRKO Boston has set their new lineup. Current morning host Jeff Kuhner will move to Limbuagh’s former 12-3pm slot. That will make room for a new morning show in partnership with The Boston Globe’s Boston.com. “The Boston.com Morning Show” will be anchored by longtime Boston television anchor Kim Carrigan, former WEEI morning sidekick Jon Meterparel and producer David Cullinane. Carrigan most recently had been co-hosting WRKO’s “Financial Exchange” with Barry Armstrong from 10am-12pm. The Financial Exchange and Howie Carr from 3-7pm will remain in place.....

New GM For 30 - 6/22 - Susan Tully has been named general manager of Channel 30/WVIT, the Hartford NBC-owned station. She had been news director at KXAS-TV in Dallas for 14 years.....

Green Joins 4 - 6/22 - Johnny Green, an executive news producer at NBC-owned Chanbnel 10/WCAU in Philadelphia, joins CBS-owned Channel 4/WBZ in Boston as assistant news director.....

Boston's WKOX To Carry Rush - 6/15 - From Tom Taylor Now: iHeart’s urgent need for a Boston “clear” for Rush Limbaugh may be the reason iHeart just registered a domain for “Talk1430.com.” That’s the logical inference Radio Insight draws from its discovery of the registration, which would certainly fit Boston-market WKOX/1430. With its 5,000 watt daytime/1,000 watt nighttime signal, the Everett-licensed 1430 would be a demotion from Rush’s current affiliate, Entercom-owned talk WRKO/680. It’s 50,000 watts day and night. If iHeart really goes that route and flips 1430, it means completely blowing up the Spanish variety “Mia 1430” WKOX and starting over. But doing that makes more sense than expecting Salem to add Rush to its soon-to-be-acquired WMKI//1260. Salem’s been notably bashful about using Rush Limbaugh - in contrast to his Premiere stablemate, Sean Hannity.....

Michele McPhee Busted For Drunk Driving - 6/11 - Radio talk show host and journalist Michele McPhee was charged with assaulting a Massachusetts State Police trooper and resisting arrest after she was pulled over early Thursday on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said. McPhee, who began hosting a show on WMEX, 1510 AM, earlier this month, was pulled over about 1 a.m. on the Southeast Expressway in South Boston after police allegedly saw a Mercedes-Benz SUV drifting between lanes and nearly hit a Jersey barrier on the side of the road, according to a State Police report filed in court. More at bostonglobe.com.....

Anthony Miller Leaves 7 - 6/5 - Anthony Miller, a reporter and weekend anchor at Boton's Channel 7/WHDH, is leaving to work for a non-TV-related private company in Boston.....

Raus Jumps From 30 To 61 - 5/27 - Amanda Raus, a former reporter at NBC-owned Channel 30/WVIT in Hartford, jumps to cross-town Tribune-owned Channel 61/WTIC where she'll be morning news anchor and reporter. Raus is engaged to Todd Piro, the morning anchor at her now former station, WVIT.....

WRKO Drops Rush - 5/20 - Rush Limbaugh's Boston radio affiliate WRKO has announced it is dropping Limbaugh's talk show from its lineup. Limbaugh's syndicator, Premiere, confirmed the news in a statement, which reads in part: "We were unable to reach agreeable terms for The Rush Limbaugh Show to continue on WRKO. A final broadcast date will be announced in the near future." More at mediamatters.org.....

WWLI Tops Providence Radio Ratings - 5/15 - WWLI tops the Providence radio ratings for April. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WRCH Tops Hartford Radio Ratings - 5/15 - WRCH tops the Hartford radio ratings for April. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WROR Tops Boston - 5/13 - WROR tops the monthly April radio ratings for Boston. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

Harris Heads To Philly - 5/6 - Ric Harris, the president and general manager of NBC-owned Channel 30/WVIT in Hartford, has been named president and general manager of NBC's Channel 10/WCAU in Philadelphia. He replaces Eric Lerner, who moved in April to the top job at NBC's Channel 4/WNBC in NYC.....

Sports Team For WTIC Afternoons - 4/27 - Sportscasters Joe D'Ambrosio and Andy Gresh get named co-hosts of the afternoon show at Hartford news talker WTIC, 1080 AM. D'Ambrosio has been covering sports for WTIC radio and Gresh comes from Boston sports talker WBZ-FM, 98.5 The Sports Hub.....

WROR Leads Boston Radio Ratings - 4/15 - WROR tops the Baoston radio ratings for March. Tom Taylor Now has the latest numbers.....

O'Terry To Leave WMJX - 3/30 - Greater Media has decided not to renew the contract of Candy O'Terry, the morning show co-host at hot adult contemporary WMJX, Magic 106.7 in Boston. She's been there 25 years.....

WPRO Tops Providence Radio Ratings - 3/20 - WPRO tops the Providence radio ratings for February. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WRCH Tops Hartford Radio Ratings - 3/20 - WRCH tops the Hartford radio ratings for February. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WROR Tops Boston Radio Ratings - 3/18 - WROR tops the Boston radio ratings for February. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

Velardi Leaves 8 For PR Gig - 3/10 - Chris Velardi, the morning news anchor at Media General's Channel 8/WTNHC in New Haven, is leaving the TV business for a job in public relations.....

New GM For 61 & 20 - 3/10 - Jon Hitchcock, the president and general manager for the past six years at CBS-owned KYW-TV and WPSG-TV in Philadelphia, has been named vice president and general manager at Tribune's Channel 61/WTIC and Channel 20/WCCT in Hartford.....

30's Washington To Atlanta - 3/9 - Audrey Washington, a reporter for the past three years at Hartford's NBC-owned Channel 30/WVIT, heads Cox-owned WSB-TV in Atlanta.....

Jonathan Elias To DC - 3/4 - Jonathan Elias will head to DC's WJLA-TV in June to join the evening anchor desk. He comes from Boston, where he anchored at CBS-owned Channel 4/WBZ and its sister station, Channel 38/WSBK. Before that, Elias worked at KNXV-TV in Phoenix and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. He's also worked at TV stations in Minneapolis, Birmingham AL, and Sacramento.....

Kayna Whitworth Leaves 7 - 3/2 - Kayna Whitworth leaves Channel 7/WHDH. She's moving to Los Angeles to marry former WHDH sports anchor Rhett Lewis, who now works for the NFL Network.....

Lorenzo Hall To WTIC - 2/23 - Lorenzo Hall leaves Richmond VA's WTVR-TV to join Hartford's Fox affiliate, Channel 61/WTIC. Hall will be an anchor and reporter on the station's new 4 PM newscast, which starts in April. He'll co-anchor with Jennifer Bernstein.....

WRCH Tops Hartford Radio Ratings - 2/23 - WRCH tops the Hartford radio ratings for January. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WPRO Tops Providence Radio Ratings - 2/23 - WPRO tops the Providence radio ratings for January. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WMJX Tops Boston Radio Ratings - 2/19 - WMJX tops the Boston radio ratings for January. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

Keith Connors Joins WTNH As ND - 2/9 - Keith Connors is the new news director at Media General's Channel 8/WTHN in New Haven. He replaces Al Carl, who is moving to Media General's KSNT in Topeka, Kansas. Connors comes from Houston, where he was a founder of UNews Digital, a software company that makes apps for news organizations. He was previously news director at WTHR in Indianapolis and executive news director at KHOU in Houston.....

Tom Leyden To 25 - 2/9 - Tom Leyden, the top sports anchor for the past 11 years at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, starts in April as the new sports director at Cox's Channel 25/WFXT in Boston. Leyden will replace Brendan Fitzgerald, who now works for ESPN.....

WBZ Radio Ramped Up For Snowstorm - 1/28 - From Tom Taylor Now: Boston’s WBZ radio had just shoveled out from one storm, when The Big One came along. Director of News & Programming Peter Casey tells this NOW Newsletter that “we had a storm this past Friday night, maybe six inches or so, and at that time, there wasn’t an inkling about this one.” But when Peter woke up Sunday morning, he knew something major was brewing. He and his folks at CBS-owned news/talk WBZ (1030) started reserving hotel rooms for their staff, and “bringing in extra people for each daypart, and making sure we had somebody who could anchor live newscasts all night long.” (There’s normally a live-and-local talk show in overnights.) They started the morning show at 4am instead of 5am, and had reporters strategically placed around the market, so they could “start reporting as soon as they walked out the door of their hotel.” WBZ benefits from the synergy with sister WBZ-TV, which helped when TV supplied live coverage of the governor, who sent the Patriots off to the Super Bowl at an 11am Monday rally, then held a press conference about the storm at noon. He and the mayor held numerous meetings with the press, carried on WBZ.....

WRCH Tops Hartford - 1/26 - WRCH tops the Holiday monthly radio ratings for Hartford. More from Tom Taylor Now......

WWLI Tops Providence - 1/26 - WWLI tops the Holiday monthly radio ratings for Providence. More from Tom Taylor Now......

WMJX Tops Boston - 1/22 - Fueled by holiday tunes, WMJX tops the Boston radio heap for the "Holiday" month. More at Tom Taylor Now.....

WDRC Becomes Classic Rock "The Whale" - 1/20 - In Hartford, Connoisseur has flipped classic hits WDRC-FM, 102.9, to classic rock as "102.9 The Whale." The moves comes after the demise of classic rock WCCC-FM, 106.9, last summer. More at radioinsight.com.....

6 Promotes LaCrosse - 1/14 - Channel 6/WLNE in Providence promotes Mike LaCrosse to weekday morning anchor. He was named weekend evening anchor in August. LaCrosse replaces Matt Blanchette, who moved to the position of general assignment reporter.....

WRCH Tops Hartford - 12/30 - WRCH tops the December radio ratings for Hartford. More from Tom Taylor Now......

WPRO Tops Providence - 12/30 - WPRO tops the December radio ratings for Providence. More from Tom Taylor Now......

Sean Daly Leaves 12 - 12/12 - After 30 years in the Providence market, reporter Sean Daly is retiring from Channel 12/WPRI. He began his career at Providence's Channel 6/WLNE, where he worked as a reporter from 1981 to 1999.....

Leahy Named Sports Editor Of Herald - 12/4 - BostonGlobe.com senior sports producer Sean Leahy is named Boston Herald sports editor. More at bostonherald.com.....

WRCH Tops Hartford - 12/2 - WRCH tops the latest batch of radio ratings for Hartford. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WPRO Tops Providence - 12/2 - WPRO-FM tops the latest batch of radio ratings for Providence. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

DCRTV Ad Alert: Mervin Block Dishes Dirt On TV News - 11/26 - "Weighing Anchors" examines the work of the anchors on the TV network evening newscasts, and the author, Mervin Block, says he documents "distortions, deceptions and delinquencies." Block wrote news for Walter Cronkite on the "CBS Evening News," for Frank Reynolds on the "ABC Evening News," and for several anchors at NBC. He taught broadcast news writing as a part-timer at Columbia's journalism school for 30 years. He also wrote four books about how to write news for broadcast. He's a former Chicago newspaperman. You can order the book on amazon.com and get more information at mervinblock.com.....

Kiss Tops Boston - 11/26 - Kiss 108, WXKS-FM, stays at the top of the Boston radio heap in November. More ratings data is at Tom Taylor Now.....

Bagni Moves To News At JAR - 11/19 - Adam Bagni, a sports anchor and sports reporter at Providence's WJAR, moves to covering news. He'll be a digital journalist for the station's newly created Bay State Bureau.....

Gouldie Gone From 25 - 11/13 - Doug "VB" Goudie, the morning "commentator" for the past 11 years on Fox-owned, now Cox-owned Channel 25/WFXT, has been given the boot.....

Carr Gone From RKO - 11/13 - Howie Carr's contract with talker WRKO, 680 AM, has ended. More at bostonglobe.com.....

Congi Leaves 4 For 5 - 11/12 - Boston TV reporter Sera Congi leaves Channel 4/WBZ for a gig at Channel 5/WCVB.....

Bob Neumeier Suffers Stroke - 11/7 - Bob Neumeier, the longtime Boston sports television personality and current Comcast SportsNet New England anchor, had a stroke last week as he was preparing to leave for the Breeders' Cup. He underwent more than five hours of brain surgery and has remained in intensive care, according to NewsBlues.....

Carr Injured In Accident - 11/6 - Howie Carr, the veteran Boston talk radio personality and newspaper columnist, was injured in a car accident before his November 5 show and is off his afternoon gig at Entercom's talk WRKO, AM 680.....

Kuchen Moves To Evenings At TIC - 11/3 - Audrey Kuchen, a weekend anchor at Tribune's Channel 61/WTIC in Hartford, has been promoted to the primary evening anchor desk at 5, 10, and 11 opposite Brent Hardin. She's been filling in on the shift since Alison Morris left for Fox's Channel 5/WNYW in NYC in September.....

WTIC-FM Rules Hartford, WPRO-FM Tops Providence - 10/31 - WTIC-FM tops Hartford and WPRO-FM tops Providence. In the October radio ratings. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

Kiss 108 Tops Boston Radio Heap - 10/29 - Kiss 108, WXKS-FM, again tops the Boston radio ratings. Tom Taylor Now has the October numbers.....

Dale Dorman Dies - 10/27 - Boston radio veteran Dale Dorman died October 21 at age 71. He's devoted 40 years of his life to Boston radio, first at WRKO, starting in 1968, then WXKS-FM for a couple of decades. and finally WODS. More at wcvb.com.....

Loncich Leaves 5 For 4 - 10/20 - Julie Loncich joins Channel 4/WBZ as a reporter. She comes from Channel 5/WCVB, where she'd been a reporter since 2013. Before that, she was a reporter at New England Cable News.....

Piorek Leaves News 12 - 10/20 - Weatherman Paul Piorek retires from News 12 Connecticut after 25 years. He started at News 12 in 1989 while also teaching science and language arts.....

WPRO Tops Providence - 10/3 - WPRO-FM tops the latest batch of radio ratings for Providence. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WRCH Tops Hartford - 10/3 - WRCH tops the latest batch of radio ratings for Hartford. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

ROR & XKS Top Boston Radio Heap - 10/1 - Classic hits WROR ties for the top spot with WXKS-FM, Kiss 108, in the September monthly radio ratings for Boston. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

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