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WROR Leads Boston Radio Ratings - 4/15 - WROR tops the Baoston radio ratings fro 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.....

Rowland Convicted On 7 Counts - 9/22 - John Rowland, the former Connecticut governor who became a host at CBS Radio's news talker WTIC, AM 1080, has been convicted on all seven counts in his trial on campaign finance conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges. Among the allegations, Rowland was accused of using his show to help his consulting client, Congressional candidate Lis Wilson-Foley, in her campaign and offering to do the same for another candidate, Mark Greenberg, who testified that he was asked to pay for Rowland's services through Greenberg's animal rescue group. Rowland worked for WTIC from 2004, after his prison term for corruption, through April 2014, a week before his indictment for conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to his political consulting activities. Sentencing will occur after an exchange of pre-sentence reports and sentencing memorandums with the final deadline for responses to the latter due December 6. More at allaccess.com.....

WCTK Tops Providence - 9/8 - Country WCTK tops the Providence area radio ratings. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

WRCH Tops Providence - 9/8 - Adult contemporary WRCH again tops the Hartford area radio ratings. More from Tom Taylor Now.....

Kiss Tops Boston Again - 9/4 - Clear Channel's contemporary hits WXKS-FM, Kiss 108, again tops the Boston radio ratings. The August monthly numbers are at Tom Taylor Now.....

Todd Gutner Leaves 4 - 8/28 - Todd Gutner, the morning and noon weatherman at Channel 4/WBZ, who was replaced earlier this week by weekend morning weatherwoman Danielle Niles, heading to Portland, Maine's WCSH-TV.....

4 Moves Anchors - 8/26 - Changes at Boston's CBS-owned stations. Lisa Hughes and David Wade will co-anchor Channel 4/WBZ's 5 PM and 11 PM newscasts, while Paula Ebben and Jonathan Elias will co-anchor the 6 PM newscast and "WBZ News At Ten" on Channel 38/WSBK.....

Jack Williams Scales Back Duties At 4 - 8/19 - After 39 years at the Boston station, Channel 4/WBZ anchor Jack Williams said he wants to spend more time with his family. While leaving his full-time work, he still continuing doing "Wednesday's Child" reports for the CBS-owned station.....

Alison Morris Leaves 61 - 8/19 - Channel 61/WTIC evening anchor Alison Morris is leaving the Tribune station, which is Hartford's Fox affiliate. She joined WTIC in 2010 from Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV.....

PRO & RCH Stay At Top - 8/8 - Tom Taylor Now has the latest radio ratings for Providence (WPRO tops) and Hartford (WRCH tops).....

LaPlante Named ND At 4 - 8/8 - Gary LaPlante has been named news director of CBS-owned Channel 4/WBZ in Boston. He comes from Channel 25/WFXT where he was assistant news director. He's also worked as news director at WXXA-TV in Albany NY, assistant news director at WTEN-TV in Albany, and executive producer at WFSB in Hartford. He's also worked at WHDH in Boston, as well as WPRI and WLNE in Providence.....

6 Promotes Alexandra Cowley - 8/7 - Alexandra Cowley, who joined Providence's Channel 6/WLNE three years ago as a photojournalist, starts August 20 as the station's new primary co-anchor at 6 PM and 11 PM.....

K-Love For Hartford's WCCC - 7/31 - From Tom Taylor Now: Last call for classic rock today on Hartford’s WCCC-FM – it’s sold to “K-Love” parent EMF. At least the Tanger family-held Marlin Broadcasting gives the airstaff and listeners a chance to shed some tears together. There may even be a call-in from onetime WCCC-FM (106.9) talent Howard Stern, who did a similar farewell when CBS Radio killed off the rock on Philadelphia’s WYSP (94.1) three years ago. The inexorable march of Sacramento-based not-for-profit Christian broadcaster Educational Media Foundation has now reached the capital city of Connecticut, says the Hartford Courant - staffers like Miss Klonk and J Raven got the bad news on Wednesday. Marlin has played the “only non-corporate station” card for quite a while against Clear Channel, CBS and others, but it’s not easy being a standalone. (And believe it, the folks in that boat, like Hymen Childs at KKDA-FM in Dallas, Jerry Lee in Philadelphia and Saul Levine in L.A. are acutely aware of their place in the media world.) We don’t know the selling price, but EMF has been paying strong prices to fill in parts of the U.S. map where it doesn’t have full-power stations. (It paid Cox $15.5 million cash for a New York City move-in at 96.7.) WCCC-FM ranked ninth among subscribing stations in the latest Nielsen PPMs, with age 6+ AQH share, going 4.5-4.8-4.2 in the last several months. Marlin’s classical AM, WCCC (1290), isn’t part of the transaction with EMF.....

Fox Sports Wages War With WEEI - 7/28 - From Tom Taylor Now: Entercom faces a national ad pullout from Fox and Fox Sports. That could hurt – and Fox Sports President Eric Shanks wants it to hurt, telling Entercom CEO David Field he hopes that “you will discuss our decision with your staff at WEEI-FM,” the Boston sports-talker where this whole thing about Erin Andrews all began two weeks ago. Somebody tells this NOW Newsletter that “the internal memos at the Boston cluster show it’s a meltdown.” How would you like to read a sentence like this, from Fox? - “I am writing to inform you that going forward, Fox’s entertainment and sports divisions will not be advertising on your stations for the foreseeable future.” That’s Eric Shanks, expressing his objections both to Kirk Minihane’s original comments about Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews (“a gutless bitch”) and then Kirk’s apology. The Fox exec says “to make matters worse, the ‘apology’ was posted under a banner (allegedly approved by your Boston market manager Phil Zachary) hailing ‘The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.” Shanks calls Minihane’s apology “juvenile and insincere.” Then Kirk returned live on Wednesday, apologized again on the air - and got into more trouble. That’s where he said “I think she stinks at her job...If she weighed 15 pounds more she’d be a waitress at Perkins,” the restaurant chain. Not really a classic apology, is it? As for the pullout of ad money, Shanks quotes one of his executives saying “sometimes you need to vote with your feet.” More about Shanks and the national situation from SI.com here. Late Friday, Entercom did suspend Kirk Minihane for a week.....

4's Acting ND To Chicago - 7/22 - Sarah Dunlap Burke, the acting news director at CBS-owned Channel 4/WBZ-4 in, who has been filling in for John Verrilli since his departure in March, starts August 25 as assistant news director at ABC-owned WLS-TV in Chicago.....

Frank Holland To 5 - 7/18 - Frank Holland leaves Chicago's WGN-TV for Boston's Channel 5/WCVB to anchor and reeport news.....

Kiss Tops Boston - 7/10 - Clear Channel's contemporary hit Kiss 108 tops the Boston radio ratings for June. Details from Tom Taylor Now.....

Kimberly Brown To 7 - 7/9 - Kimberly Bookman joins Boston's Channel 7/WHDH as a reporter. She comes from cross-town Channel 5/WCVB and had worked at Channel 25/WFXT and NECN.....

Shape-Up At WDRC - 7/8 - From ctnow.com: Connoisseur Media became the new owners of former Buckley-owned radio stations in Connecticut Monday, making termination of most of the WDRC-FM personalities, the general manager and the program director the first order of business before announcing plans for a new format for the state's oldest radio station.....

Fox Unloads 25 - 6/25 - Fox Television Stations will swap Boston's Fox affiliate, Channel 25/WFXT, to Cox Media Group, in exchange for Cox's two San Francisco TVers. More from tvnewscheck.com.....

Boston's 101.7 Goes Country - 6/16 - Clear Channel flips the 101.7 signal in the Boston area to "new hit country" with the "Bull" logo. The frequency is former alt rock WFNX, which Clear Channel bought two years ago. In the meantime, it's had a variety of firms, the latest of which was electronic dance music as "Evolution".....

WPRO Tops Providence - 6/13 - Analysis of the Providence May radio ratings from Tom Taylor Now: Nice move for Hall’s fourth-place country WCTK, 6.2-6.4-7.3. Ahead of it are a couple of Cumulus stations (CHR WPRO-FM, 10.2-8.8-8.9 and AC WWLI, 6.9-7.8-7.8) and Clear Channel’s classic hits “B101” WWBB, 7.2-7.8-7.7. Cumulus talker WPRO is up to its best share this year, 4.5-4.6-4.8. Top 40 WPRO-FM holds the cume lead at 555,000.....

WRCH Tops Hartford - 6/13 - Analysis of the Hartford May radio ratings from Tom Taylor Now: This is 35 number ones in a row for CBS Radio’s AC WRCH, 9.4-8.5-9.0. But last month, it had to share the lead with Clear Channel’s country WWYZ, 8.5-8.8-8.2. Third place this time is a tie between CBS Radio’s talk WTIC, 8.3-8.2-6.9 and rhythmic sister “Hot 93.7” WZMX, 6.0-5.9-6.9. AC “Lite” WRCH keeps the cume lead at 374,500, though Clear Channel top 40 WKSS is right there at 372,200. “Kiss” is the #6 station in AQH rank.....

Kiss 108 Tops Boston Again - 6/11 - Analysis of the May Boston radio ratings by Tom Taylor Now: The Red Sox are helping Entercom’s all-sports WEEI-FM this month just about as much as they did in April, but no more. The station’s flat, 2.7-3.3-3.4. So it must be frustrating for ‘EEI to see CBS-owned rival WBZ-FM not only above it, but gaining in share, 4.7-4.3-5.1. (Much further down is Entercom’s "ESPN Boston" WEEI-AM the original home of the format, 0.1-0.2-0.2.) Up at the top, there’s Clear Channel CHR “Kiss 108” WXKS (7.2-7.2-7.6), Greater Media’s country WKLB with its largest share since last September (6.3-6.4-6.8), and sibling AC WMJX (6.5-7.0-6.5). The 5.5 for CBS’s news/talk WBZ looks low (6.4-5.9-5.5). And it’s a weakish share for CBS Radio’s challenger to Kiss, "Amp Radio” WODS, 3.8-3.7-3.2. In the talk spectrum there’s Boston U’s news/talk non-com WBUR, 4.7-3.8-3.6, Entercom’s talk WRKO reeling off a third straight 3.0. And the WGBH Foundation’s news/talk non-com WGBH, 2.4-2.8-2.3. CHR “Kiss” smooches away with the weekly cume title at nearly 1.4 million.....

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