Talk 96.9 became Power 96.9 yesterday. And at 10 a.m. today, it became Nova 96.9, which sounds a bit more like Evolution 101.7, only with dance remixes of Ellie Goulding's "Lights" and oh, no, oh, dammnit, that stupid Rihanna "shine bright like a frickin' diamond" song! Good thing I wasn't listening with ear buds, because I would've ripped those things right out and probably punctured something important.
Boston Radio Watch reports:
Press release says a 'week' of transformation so we're probably looking at 3 or 4 more of these format wheel spins.
Sean Barnacoat at WBZ adds:
You realize they're "stunting," right? Changing formats every day for a week until they reveal the new REAL format next week.
So tomorrow's your last chance to listen to Braude and Eagan in the morning, at least at 96.9.
Dan Kennedy reports on Jimmy Severino's return.
The Globe reports WTKK suspended Jimmy Severino today for saying something awful about Mexicans and swine flu this week.
Exactly what, however, the Globe doesn't say Globe posts some audio. Down in New York, El Diario La Prensa fills in that gap:
... For Severin, Mexicans are "criminaliens" and primitives who export venereal diseases to the United States. The shock jock referred to the strain of flu as "swine-aka-Janet Napolitano flu."
That's not the end of Severin's anti-immigrant rants. Immigrants are leeches and their children, he warns, don't speak English, will retard schools, add to crime and spread disease. Amid all of this, Severin has the audacity to state, "I don't mean to hype the story." ...
El Diario La Prensa details his comments even more in this post in Spanish - basically, Severin said it's not Mexicans' fault they're wild, uneducated savages who don't get their kids vaccinated, he's only stating the facts, and one of those facts is that those kids who got the flu in New York got it from illegal Mexicans.
Red Mass Group is streaming Michael Graham's campaign training event live.
Did Imus really threaten to gun him down in cold blood? Good for ratings, if nothing else.
Anne reports on a Braude sighting in Central Square yesterday:
Walking around Central Square this morning, saw Jim Braude illegally cross Mass Ave and hold up several cars that had the right of way. What was worse was that he was limping, causing him to walk even more slowly than usual, so a couple of cars didn't make the light thanks to him. ...
Michael Graham charged with running red light, driving with a revoked license in Framingham, according to Jessica Heslam, who also posts Graham's statement on how it's all Rachel Kaprelian's fault, because under her command, the Registry no longer sends out notices of revocation, and he didn't know.
How many Massholes can truthfully state they almost caused an international incident - and almost got taken out by a Secret Service sniper protecting the life of the British prime minister? Not content to merely be living the dream, Braude is, of course, contesting the ticket he got.
BOSTON, MA: Reports from 96.9FM WTKK that Boston Mayor Tom Menino agrees to sit down and talk with WTTK hostess, Michele McPhee tomorrow night, to get down to the bottom of the federal charges brought against Senator Diane Wilkerson.
If anyone wishes to talk with the mayor or Michele McPhee, for those that live in the 2nd Suffolk District and wants to defend Diane Wilkerson or agree with Michele McPhee, call 617-822-1969. #969 from a Verison Cell Phone.
Whether Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner likes it or dislikes it,
Latina American, Sonia Chang-Diaz, is running for the Massachusetts State Senate seat of the 2nd Suffolk District. Sonia could be the first ever Latina to be elected office to the State Senate of the 2nd Suffolk District when she faces current “and outgoing” State Massachusetts Senator, Dianne Wilkerson. Polls are looking good so far for Sonia Chang-Diaz who could make history for the Latino Community and Non-Latino Communities of the 2nd Suffolk District of Boston and Chelsea.
Sonia Chang-Diaz, could be on her way as the first Latina-American to become a state senator, representing the 2nd Suffolk District of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and others.
Meanwhile, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner (African-American) blasted the "Soon-To-Be" first ever Latina on her way to becoming the next State Senator; calling Chang-Diaz "A Non-Latina" with no kind of Latino blood background in her whatsoever.
The Herald reports that WTKK has hired Curtis Sliwa to do a three-hour call-in show starting Wednesday night.
Hey, whatever happened to all those Guardian Angels that were supposed to be keeping the Orange Line safe?
In any case, a station mouthpiece read from a script:
We think Curtis will be a huge hit and add a live and local spark to talk radio in New England.
Yes, a real local spark from 200 miles away. Maybe he can commute with Jay Severin. Oh, look, you can already watch him complain about the Cheese Man and make fun of people with Hispanic names. Give me the Guy from Boston any day.
Menino and McPhee, every Monday at 7 p.m. on WTKK, starting tonight.
Scott Allen Miller, late of our local airwaves, spotted him up in Manchester yesterday doing his show while wearing a WTKK button.
Joe Keohane has the scoop on Michele McPhee's impending move to WTKK - which recently let her go to make room for tired Don Imus (and pal Barnicle).
See if you can top this (no, of course I don't like him).
So Michele McPhee of the Herald aplogized for what she said the other day on WTKK about gay men and little boys. Dan Kennedy considers the odd Herald story about the apology, which never says exactly what it was that got her in trouble, but which has been reported by other media outlets:
If the Boston Herald is going to report on Michele McPhee's on-air apology for seeming to draw a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia, shouldn't the paper also report what she was apologizing for?
Possible dust-up brewing over what she may have said on WTKK about gays liking little boys. Some think she called gay men pedophiles; she basically says she was talking about the preference of gay fashion designers for stick-figure women with boy-like physiques, although it's hard to say for sure since the reporter of the piece says she said it "off the record" (dude: if somebody tells you something is "off the record," it means they're telling you they don't want it in the story; although you'd think McPhee would know better than to say anything she doesn't want quoted to a reporter).