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By adamg - 4/16/21 - 11:20 am

WBZ-TV "April Fools Storm" Blizzard 1997 Coverage

Some WBZ coverage of the April Fool's Day Blizzard back in '97. Via Adam Reilly, who says, "toughen up, everybody."

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 10:03 pm

WBZ dispatched grizzled reporter Bill Shields down to Hyde Park today in search of the unstuffed murderbird rampaging through the Westminster Avenue area. Fortunately, because of Covid-19, Shields was equipped with a microphone on a boom, with which he was able to fend off the angry avian long enough to make his escape.

By adamg - 10/19/20 - 3:30 pm
WBZ antenna

WBZ-AM antenna in its glory days, well, last December.

Earlier this month, WBZ tore down the antenna that had towered over Soldiers Field Road in Allston since its construction in 1950. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 5:00 pm

Sunday's scissor attack on WCVB reporter Ted Wayman in Copley Square is just that latest in a series of unconnected attacks on Boston TV reporters and camerapeople since July. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/20 - 10:55 am

WBZ reports the restaurant-chatter show is returning to TV, but only with Dan Andelman, not Dave Andelman and with paid advising by former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson on how to not just be less racist but help support minority-owned businesses.

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By adamg - 6/14/20 - 8:53 pm

WBZ-TV announced tonight it's put the Andelman brothers' restaurant show "on hiatus" as it ponders co-host Dave Andelman's inability to stop ranting about Black Lives Matters on his Facebook page for at least ten days, and whether his apology yesterday was sincere. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/20 - 10:33 pm

Some of the BLM stylings of Dave Andelman.

Update: WBZ takes the Phantom Gourmet off the air, at least temporarily.

After people began besieging WBZ, which airs "The Phantom Gourmet," with complaints, Dave Andelman tonight apologized for a making "a mistake" - a series of Facebook posts over the past ten days taking issue with Black Lives Matter protests and vigils. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/20 - 10:18 am

Meteorologist Barry Burbank Retiring After 42 Years At WBZ

WBZ reports Burbank is retiring after 42 years.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 10:52 pm

Liam Martin reports that CBSN, the network's online service, is temporarily headquartered on Soldiers Field Road:

For those watching CBSN around the world: You're watching CBSN Boston because our NYC headquarters is closed after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 2:57 pm
Proposed new WBZ building on Soliders Field Road

Rendering by Gensler.

A Newton development company this week filed formal plans to replace WBZ-TV's current Soldiers Field studios and offices with a new building right next door - which would leave open a large piece of land for possible future development. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/20 - 10:44 am
WBZ shows how to make your own hand gel, WHDH says that's dangerous

The WTFDIC Hour noticed contrasting tweets from WBZ and WHDH on making your own alcohol-infused gel now that you can't buy the factory-made stuff at local stores any longer.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 2:36 pm

WBZ compiles evidence that "Tom Brady has begun the process of detaching himself from various New England-based ties," starting with the fact that he and his family have moved from Brookline to Greenwich, CT.

By adamg - 12/21/19 - 5:18 pm
Current WBZ studios, old antenna, site of new building

From left: Current WBZ studios, emergency antenna, site of new building.

National Development of Newton says it will soon file detailed plans to replace WBZ-TV's current studios on Soldiers Field Road in Allston with a new building right next door - which will leave plenty of land for additional development on WBZ's current eight-acre lot. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/18 - 9:27 am

And is that what started us down the road to French Toast? Sean Barnacoat at WBZ found this clip in the station archives:

By adamg - 1/3/18 - 9:22 am
By adamg - 11/22/17 - 4:58 pm

Peter Casey, who had been news and program director at WBZ-AM for 21 years, is out of a job today, less than a week after iHeartMedia took over the news station from CBS.

Dylan Sprague, iHeart's senior vice president for programming for the Boston region, announced the shakeup to staff in a memo today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/17 - 8:50 am

The Herald reports.

The news comes after listeners began putting their names ... Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/17 - 3:00 pm

Scott Fybush reports union officials representing staffers at WBZ 1030 are scheduled to meet with honchos from the Company Formerly Known as Clear Channel in Medford today, following Friday's Globe story about how the company will make workers re-apply for their jobs and sign a new contract if they're allowed to stay. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/17 - 10:56 pm

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).

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