Media

By - 11/22/16 - 11:52 pm
Wally Brine

Wally Brine is retiring from WROR on Dec. 16, after 35 years working with Loren, originally on WVBF.

His father was Salty Brine, who broadcast for 50 years in Providence - and who helped him get his first job at WPRO there.

By - 11/20/16 - 2:27 pm

WGBH reports it will be at least after Thanksgiving, at the earliest, before engineers can get new parts and fix the antenna problems that have been plaguing the on-air (as opposed to cable) signals of WGBH, WGBX, WGBX, WBZ, WCVB and WSBK for weeks now. Read more.

By - 11/20/16 - 2:04 pm

Sean Graham has been a bostonglobe.com digital subscriber for years. His wife decided she wanted to start getting the actual Sunday paper. You'd think that would be easy. You'd think wrong. Graham describes, in excruciating detail what happened this past week, in the course of numerous phone calls and online chats with Globe reps: They cut off his digital subscription, reactivated it, then then gave it to somebody in Wellesley, then they didn't deliver his Sunday paper today. And they still haven't gotten his delivery address right.

By - 11/17/16 - 12:30 pm
New WCVB page

WCVB recently redesigned its Web site to feature giant graphics and type large enough to be read from outer space. Every story now gets a ginormous photo, which is especially helpful for people who have just arrived from, oh, Alpha Centauri say, and have no idea what a plate of Cheetos might look like.

By - 11/15/16 - 10:13 am
Globe headline

Um, what?

Yesterday, the Globe ran a story about the charter-expansion results in Boston with the headline: In Boston, charter vote reflected racial divide.

Yeah, because black people voted overwhelmingly against the expansion of charter schools. Unfortunately for whoever wrote the headline, the map the Globe ran right under that headline shows that white people voted overwhelmingly against charter expansion as well: Read more.

By - 11/10/16 - 10:52 pm

Today is the first day that NBC Boston is broadcasting on WBTS-LD on digital channel 8.1. In Cambridge I'm just barely able to pick up the signal if I have my antenna in one specific sweet spot (this one spot does not allow me to receive WBZ or WCVB, so for the first time since the DTV transition I'll have to actually adjust my antenna regularly...). How are the rest of the antenna users like myself faring? Are you able to tune in WBTS-LD (channel 8.1)? WNEU (channel 60.2)?

By - 10/27/16 - 12:50 pm

Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel reports how he was on his way to an anodyne assignment (photograph a house on Beacon Hill) when he drove into "the leading edge of what appeared to look like an ocean tide encroaching on a beach" - from what turned out to be a fatal water-main break.

By - 10/26/16 - 3:24 pm

WGBH (over-the-air broadcast 2.1 & 2.2) and WGBX (over-the-air broadcast 44.1, 44.3, 44.4) will remain on low power and will have spotty reception until repairs are completed. They were also impacted by the same situation that blew Ch 4, 5, and 38 off the air recently.

By - 10/24/16 - 8:21 pm

Channel 4 reports the rabbit-ear set should be able to pick up its signals again (story not for acrophobes due to photo of technician hanging onto the side of the antenna 1,200 feet up).

By - 10/24/16 - 12:26 pm
Talk show host with a rabbit

There's probably a good reason why, as Erica Fletcher shows us, NECN's Sue O'Connell brought a rabbit to City Hall to interview people voting early, and just as soon as we find out what it is, we'll let you know (Update: And we do, in the comments below).

By - 10/23/16 - 6:48 pm

Jeff Lawrence, owner of the Dig, alerts readers he's getting ready to pass the paper onto "the next generation:"

One thing I’m considering very seriously, though, is selling the business to a non-profit and making the paper a not-for-profit venture. Not that it ever generated a profit anyway, but the idea that independent journalism should be free and unfettered from ad dollars is extremely appealing to me, and I imagine the reader as well.

By - 10/22/16 - 10:12 pm

WBZ was having its issues this afternoon, or, as Barry Burbank put it:

Problems At The Transmitter! OUCH!

He added he's "highly confident" the problems will be fixed before the Patriots game tomorrow.

By - 10/21/16 - 11:52 am

The Krafts think the old Bayside Expo Center, now owned by UMass Boston, would make a great location for a Revolution stadium. And Shirley Leung, on the rebound from the Olympics, swoons.

Some may say I have never met a stadium I didn’t like. But I really like this one. What’s most exciting is the opportunity to build something different in a part of the city that could use an economic jolt. It’s not another strip mall, big-box retailer, or luxury condo tower — and that’s a good thing.

Bidding for the sprawling Olympics tore the city apart, but a Dorchester stadium could be the project that brings everyone together.

By - 10/17/16 - 11:19 pm
Barely 200 people pay for the Transcript in Roslindale

A reader of GateHouse's Transcript took a look at the annual circulation form in the paper the other week and was shocked to see how few people now take the paper: In a neighborhood of roughly 30,000 people - about 12,000 households - barely more than 200 people now subscribe (and only 8 people bought it at a newsstand).

By - 10/17/16 - 8:37 pm

WGBH and Yankee Magazine begin filming this month on a new series aimed at highlighting the, well, main streets and back roads of New England, only with a different theme song - and aimed at a national audience. Read more.

By - 10/7/16 - 12:44 pm

From Thursday, October 13th to Friday, October 21st, Boston’s fifth annual ski, snowboard, surf, mountain bike, whitewater kayak and outdoor lifestyle film festival takes place at The Greatest Bar, Brooklyn Boulders, and Naco Taco. This six-night festival showcases several of the world's best outdoor lifestyle films, including award-winning films from Patagonia, Red Bull Media House, Level 1 Productions, Anthill Films, and more.

By - 9/30/16 - 4:25 pm

Seems its new offices at 53 State St. need more work than expected, so the Globe is staying in Dorchester until mid-year, the Boston Business Journal reports.