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By adamg - 5/29/14 - 10:14 am

WGBH announced today that Emily Rooney will be stepping down in January as host of Greater Boston (she'll be staying on as host of "Beat the Press" and as a special correspondent).

By adamg - 3/25/14 - 10:16 am

Bill Marx pledges his support for an FCC effort by the Committee for Community Access to get 'GBH's radio license pulled over the way it dumped jazz and other musical programming when it decided to try to bust WBUR's near monopoly on the giant local market for NPR news and information:

By adamg - 3/7/14 - 10:34 am

Part of the effort to try to convince WGBH to drop David Koch as a trustee over his stand on climate change.

By adamg - 2/7/14 - 10:03 am

Last night, Kathy Cahill reports, some guy in his 20s knocked on her door in Roslindale and said he was soliciting donations for WGBH. WGBH? "Fraudulent?" she asked.

"We really are coming to your door!" WGBH enthuses.

By adamg - 1/13/14 - 3:15 pm

Peter Kadzis was announced today as senior editor of WGBH News and will focus on beefing up the station's online news coverage. Dan Kennedy posts the memo.

By adamg - 10/9/13 - 7:31 am

Rally outside the 'GBHplex in Brighton at 3 p.m. today to try to convince WGBH to drop David Koch from its foundation's board of trustees.

By adamg - 5/28/13 - 11:22 am

Because either they're not going to let the Globe and Herald dominate that part of the commentosphere any longer or they want to do a story on the ghastly people who post those horrid things.

By adamg - 4/9/13 - 4:01 pm

Peter Kadzis at WGBH and Carly Carioli at Boston.com.

By adamg - 2/27/13 - 2:55 pm

WGBH announces that among the contributors to a new "Open Mic" segment on its "Boston Public Radio" midday show will be Christopher Lydon, anchor of the station's 10 o'clock TV news who later got famously fired in a contract dispute over at WBUR.

Emily Rooney, Rev. Eugene Rivers, Charlie Baker and Brian McGrory will also contribute to the 1 p.m. segment on Jim Braude's and Margery Eagan's new show. Lydon is slotted for Thursdays.

By adamg - 2/6/13 - 9:35 am

WGBH says its hiring the former WTKK talkers to talk away between noon and and 2 p.m. on weekdays on its "Boston Public Radio" show. The move frees up Callie Crossley and Emily Rooney, who currently hold down the microphones then, to do other things, although the station says they'll continue to get some words in edgewise on the show. 'GBH adds that Edgar B. Herwick III will continue to contribute to the show after the changeover on Feb. 25.

By adamg - 7/27/12 - 8:15 am

Joel Brown analyzes the local context of WGBH's purchase of Public Radio International, which distributes shows such as "This American Life" and the 'BUR-produced "Here and Now."

By adamg - 8/24/11 - 8:27 pm

Mein Kampf tattoo on WGBH magazine cover

In 2010, WGBH's "Frontline" won a Peabody Award for its story on the demons that possessed one Army platoon after its sergeant died in an attack in Iraq. One of the members of the platoon, Dave Nash, now credits Frontline with getting him the help he needed for his PTSD. This month, WGBH put Nash on the cover of its member magazine with his arms crossed, which highlights his Gothic-lettered "Mein Kampf" tattoo.


When we became aware of the tattoo, we spoke with David and he said: "Only part of the tattoo is visible. Those words are part of a larger phrase 'my struggle is eternal' (mein kampf ist ewig) that continues on my arm. This is an entirely personal statement that reflects struggles I have had in my own life, and is meaningful for me. It is not related to any other words or beliefs. I chose the tattoo in German because of my family heritage. I regret any misinterpretation, and I apologize if it has offended anyone."

By laurence_glavin - 5/21/11 - 2:38 pm

The classical-music website Boston Musical Intelligencer has just posted an interview with the new WCRB/Allclassical995 general manager Benjamin Roe. It covers a multitude of subjects: technical issues, programming, fund-raising (WCRB vis-a-vis WGBH). It can be viewed at:


By notloB - 11/2/10 - 3:09 pm

What do WGBH-fm, WUMB-fm and now Club Passim all have in common? An aversion to the peoples' music. Each has gone to great lengths to re-invent themselves, scrubbing their programming and websites of the F word (folk, that is).

The first to go was "Folk Radio WUMB" (UMass Boston), when it accepted federal funding from NPR and CPB, which mandated a format change to AAA. Read Wahlberg and gang take over oyster house, 1/2/09.

By adamg - 8/20/10 - 11:59 am

Jacqui M of Somerville e-mails to say she doesn't think much of the message she spotted on the WGBH megatron by the turnpike this morning:


"It just doesn't seem right to me," she writes. "I mean, what would you say if a French pastry shop had a sign that said* 'DATE CREPE IS GREAT!' ?"

By adamg - 8/19/10 - 2:27 pm

Too crime ridden, too filled with people who aren't like her, too far on the other side of 128, apparently.

Last night on "Greater Boston," Rooney chatted with Donna Latson Gittens about why real-estate sales are up in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 5/22/10 - 12:42 pm

Boston Music Intelligencer takes a peek at the latest Arbitron numbers for WGBH (and WCRB) and WBUR.

By adamg - 3/27/10 - 2:05 pm

Boston Music Intelligencer reports February ratings show WGBH listenership didn't increase after its changeover to all talk, while WCRB's has gone down since its takeover by 'GBH. Also discusses 'GBH's decision to stop talking to the site altogether.

By adamg - 2/26/10 - 5:13 pm

Boston Phoenix columnist Adam Reilly reports he's moving to WGBH to become an associate producer.

By adamg - 2/18/10 - 4:07 pm

Tonight on "Greater Boston," Emily Rooney discusses that pressing Boston-area issue - what Tiger Woods will say in his scripted event tomorrow.

Also: "The animal ambassador of SeaWorld & Busch Gardens joins Emily along with some of her friends: a baby kangaroo, a kookaburra, and American alligator and Magellanic penguins." Busch Gardens is on the South Shore, right?

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