Boston Radio Watch reports Yahoo Radio Boston at 1510 is going away before most of you had ever even heard of it, to be replaced by "a mix of libertarian and personality driven radio shows featuring some of the biggest names in the industry like Glenn Beck, Jay Mohr, Alex Jones and The Dr. K Show!"
Video of Touch FM owner Charles Clemons by Doug Bennett.
Judy Wilburn reports she was listening to the unlicensed Dorchester radio station shortly after 11 a.m. when:
Touch 106.1 just went off the air. Announcer said authorities shutting down, equipment taken.
The FCC and owner Charles Clemons have feuded for years over the station. In 2008, the commission ordered Clemons to pay $17,000 for operating without a license.
Plutor saved a copy of boston.com's new 404 page. It's OK, we can laugh now, right?
Best breaking-news coverage in 2013.
Neither the Globe nor Kirsner have a problem with him running forums that rake in money from local high-tech entrepreneurs of the sort he writes about as a freelancing Globe columnist, but the Boston Business Journal noses around.
You can see it at mobile.boston.com.
The Globe made it kinda, sorta official today: boston.com is becoming their BuzzFeed/Huffington Post/Upworthy clone - people who want straight news should head immediately to bostonglobe.com.
The move's been in the works for some time now. First came the slide shows and the listicles. The Globe recently hired a couple of reporters to do pretty much the same thing I'm doing here with social-media scouring - only they get to go farther afield than wacky Boston (like writing up a listicle of nine crazy Malaysian jetliner theories).
UPDATE: Herald stands by story, calling it "not only excellent, but important, leading as it did to a Department of Corrections investigation and certain reform measures."
Hnasko addresses an open tweet to the Tab:
I followed your advice and I was 2 hours late to work!
Part of the effort to try to convince WGBH to drop David Koch as a trustee over his stand on climate change.
The Boston Business Journal reports.
The Boston Business Journal interviews Charlie Kravetz, WBUR general manager.
Poynter posts the memo from Globe editor Brian McGrory. Most immediate impact: You'll be able to read up to 10 Globe stories a month before being hit up for a subscription. Also announced: A bunch of staff changes and additions for the Globe's new Catholic and high-tech sites.
Dan Kennedy has some thoughts on what it means.
WBZ has hired former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to provide analysis on security on stories such as the trial of the living Tsarnaev brother and the running of the Marathon.