Mark Watson reports the station let go Tom Doyle, responsible for the parody songs and "Men from Maine" bits on the show and is further slashing humor and music to emphasize unfunny talk, which is dirt cheap, apparently.
The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has narrowed its search for a new headquarters to two locations in Charlestown - including the Schrafft's building - and the Landmark Center in the Fenway.
The Globe reports local columnist Howard Louis Carr, Jr. has been granted a leave of absence from his radio show on WRKO.
Almost 10 years ago, I took a position as a newscast writer for WBUR. Mine was the early morning shift, and my job was to arrive at 4 in the morning and start putting together the local news portion of Morning Edition. The other part of my job was to call some of the people about whom I was writing - local lawmakers, state officials, an occasional bereaved relative, and get "tape" (what most non-journalists call soundbites). I'd often wince while the phone rang, imagining it jangling in someone's bedroom.
The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.
WBUR reports that Tom Magliozzi, co-host of Car Talk with his brother Ray, has died at 77. Greg Cook reports the cause was complications of Alzheimer's.
In a statement, the station says:
No one could have imagined, when two native Cambridge guys came into the WBUR studios in 1977 and started taking listenersâ€™ calls about cars, that they would change public radio forever. But in fact that is exactly what happened.
Neumeier, who spent 20 years at WBZ before moving to CSNE, is in the hospital today after a stroke Wednesday night, WBZ reports.
WPRI reports that the Providence Phoenix will publish its final issue next Thursday, ending nearly 36 years of service to Rhode Island. The Boston Phoenix stopped publishing in March 2013.
The station wishes them well. Shortsleeve had been with the station for 20 years.
The WBZ meteorologist explains why he was holding a mug upside down the other day: He wanted to see if anybody would notice (they did). Seems he's supposed to do morning chitchat while holding a mug, but there's never anything in the mug.
Bruce Allen snorts.
This photo of Barry Burbank is spreading across the Twittersphere this slow Sunday morning, so the question becomes: Why was Barry Burbank holding a coffee cup upside down one morning? One of the more awake local twitterers has reached out to Barry, but in the meantime, one can only guess.
Fire destroyed the Plainfield, NH home owned by Bay State Banner publisher Mel Miller Sunday night and now fire officials are trying to figure out what caused the fire, the Valley News reports:
All that remained of the house on Monday afternoon was the stucco and stone foundation spanning the perimeter of the home and a massive chimney standing some 50 feet high.
Be sure to check out the latest Arlington Public News "Arlington in 2" segment hosted by Hannah Perlmutter. Arlington in 2 keeps you updated about things happening in and around Arlington, Massachusetts. This refreshing new show will help you keep up with dynamic situations in your local community. Follow the hashtag #Arlingtonin2 and our twitter handle @arlingtonpublic to stay informed. Arlington in 2 will try to encourage positive dialogue between communities to address matters of common interest.
UPDATE: NECN reports the three were found trying to cross into Canada at Niagara Falls.
At Blue Mass Group, David compares how the Globe and the Herald wrote up the initial story of those three Afghan army officers who disappeared from the Cape Cod Mall over the weekend. One guess which paper mentioned how rogue Afghan soldiers are now killing Americans in Afghanistan.