All Access reports CBS plans to sell or swap the AM news station (and also 98.5 FM) as it merges with Entercom. Entercom, meanwhile, will unload WRKO and WKAF (97.7 FM).
Dan Kennedy has the latest on the Globe's printing problems, which is not much, except that at least one top honcho is now an ex honcho due to the issues, whatever they are, and that a second might be in that state as well.
Looks like the Globe is continuing to have a spot of trouble with its new Taunton printing presses:
Due to production problems the paper may be delivered at any point throughout the day or on Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— Boston Globe Support (@GlobeSupport) September 10, 2017
When the Globe packed up its Morrissey Boulevard printing presses and moved everything to a new plant in Taunton, that included the Herald - which the Globe prints under contract.
And with the Globe continuing to apologize to its print readers for production problems, the Herald has been forced to chime in, via a pretty harsh note in today's paper. Read more.
Our resident scold, who normally spends his days complaining about our driving habits and kids on his lawn, is happy today because Boston has become world classier than New York: GE moved here, Berklee is bigger than whatever allegedly passes for music education in that sad, sorry city to our south and, oh, yeah, Yankees suck!
I ran out of the Herald's offices and onto Southie's D St. and got in my car and drove to East 1st st. I looked to my left as I was driving and there it was, flying over the old Edison plant on L St.
WCVB reports Albert, who reported the weather for three decades, and who was a Newton native, died of complications from pneumonia.
When did Shirley Leung get on the Globe editorial board? The Editorial We at our Paper of Record wakes up from a long slumber and sighs and tut-tuts today that we lost the Olympics, but says it's not too late for us to learn from our stupid, pitiful yahoo mistake in turning our noses up at the Opportunity of a Lifetime: Read more.
The Globe e-mailed print subscribers today about problems related to its new plant in Taunton: Read more.
For people who enjoy a good car wreck, skip to 2:00 in this video. Right-winger Shiva Ayyadurai, who says he invented e-mail and who is one of several Republicans looking to run against Elizabeth Warren next year, accuses Howie Carr - Howie Carr - of being a "Fake Trumper." Carr responds in classic Carr fashion - by pulling out copies of the records related to Ayyadurai's 2005 arrest on a charge of domestic assault and battery against his then girlfriend (Naturally, Carr also posted copies of those records).
Joel Abrams reports that Doug Franklin quit as head of the Globe today after just six months in the job. No specifics, but "differences" over strategy cited. Dan Kennedy posts Franklin's memo to Globe staff. And he posts John Henry's memo about how he and wife Linda will be assuming a more active role in running the Globe.
A federal judge has rejected a request by Joe Ligotti, who briefly did the morning drive-time show on WMEX in 2015, to block the possible sale of the station, which went off the air on June 30. Read more.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire Tribune Media Co. and two Connecticut TV stations for close to $4 billion.
The Boston Business Journal reports problems with the Globe's new printing presses in Taunton have caused problems at the Herald, which the Globe prints.
WBZ reports that Neil Chayet, who has been looking at the law for 42 years, is retiring.
Over four decades, Chayet has researched, written, and recorded more than 10,000 episodes.