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Harrisburg's Bruce Bond Charged in Fraud Scheme


*The last time PENNSYLVANIA DJ Bruce Bond found himself in court, it was 2002. Bond, an institution at Cumulus' WNNK (104.1 Harrisburg), had been cut loose from that station during a late-2001 format change, and when he returned to the airwaves the following spring on then-WRKZ (102.3 Carlisle), Bond was promptly sued by Cumulus for breaching his noncompete agreement.

Bond's new job on WRKZ ended in January 2004, and in the years since then he'd faded into obscurity - until last Thursday, anyway. That's when Bond was indicted in New York City, charged with 65 counts of forgery, attempted grand larceny and identity theft.

Prosecutors say Bond was part of a scheme in which he sent bogus corporate checks to people who had responded to "work-at-home" ads on Craigslist. The scheme apparently started early in 2007, and involved conspirators in Nigeria and Europe who received most of the money after the fraud victims cashed the phony checks. (Once the checks had been cashed and the money sent abroad, the victims found out the checks were bad, leaving them on the hook to their banks.)

Those overseas accomplices allegedly paid Bond $1,500 a week for his role, which prosecutors say involved printing the checks in his Manhattan apartment and mailing them. When Bond was arrested in May, investigators said they found check paper and printers in the apartment.

Bond's lawyers say he was just "a cog" in a much larger operation, but he's in deep legal trouble nonetheless. At his arraignment on Friday, Bond pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $250,000 bond. He'll be back in court July 23.

*Elsewhere in the Keystone State, it didn't take long for KYW-TV (Channel 3) in Philadelphia to cut its ties with anchor Larry Mendte after he was accused of snooping in former co-anchor Alycia Lane's e-mail. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Mendte installed a keystroke logger on Lane's office computer. Mendte has not been charged with any crimes, and his agent tells the paper he expects to be back on the air soon.

A longtime classical music host at public radio WITF (89.5 Harrisburg) is out after his job was eliminated. Dick Strawser had spent 18 years at WITF, most of them as music director and evening host.

In Pittsburgh, John Nene is departing WRRK (96.9 Braddock), where he'd been doing afternoons. But "Bob FM" listeners haven't heard the last of Nene - even though he's moving to Minneapolis to get married, he'll voicetrack weekend shifts for the Steel City Media station.

In Erie,'s Tom Lavery reports that Johnny Marx has moved from middays on "Wolf" WTWF (93.9 Fairview) to rival country outlet WXTA (97.9 Edinboro), where he replaces former afternoon host Rick Peters.

After four years on the Saturday night shift at WZZO (95.1 Allentown), Bob Stei is heading south for a new challenge: he'll be doing Sunday evenings at Clear Channel sister station WRFF (104.5) in Philadelphia.

In Shamokin, it's the end of the line for WISL (1480): after several years of silence, the station's license has finally been deleted from FCC records.

And returning to Philadelphia, longtime Channel 3 sports anchor and children's host Bob Bradley died June 16. Bradley, born Robert Bouwsma in Michigan, began his broadcast career in Cleveland at WNBK (Channel 4), then moved to Philadelphia in 1956 when NBC took over Channel 3, which became WRCV-TV. He stayed with the station into its KYW-TV era, appearing as children's host "Buckskin Billy" and anchoring sports reports. He also hosted Phillies pre- and post-game shows at WPHL (Channel 17) and taught at Temple University. After his retirement in 1987, Bradley moved to Clearwater, Florida, where he suffered a stroke earlier this month. Bradley was 86.


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*There's a morning show change on the way in NEW YORK next month, as Emmis' WQHT (97.1 New York) parts ways with morning host Tarsha Jones, aka "Miss Jones."

Jones is scheduled to remain on the air this week to say goodbye to her New York listeners, but beginning July 21 her morning timeslot will be filled with two shows. From 5-7 AM, Hot 97 listeners will hear a local morning show hosted by WQHT swing jocks Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg - and then, from 7-10 AM, they'll hear the Big Boy morning show from Emmis sister station KPWR (105.9) in Los Angeles.

Miss Jones will remain on the air on her Philadelphia affiliate, Radio One's WPHI (100.3 Media PA), moving production of her show to WPHI's studios in the Philadelphia suburb of Mequon beginning July 7. Speaking of WPHI, it's named a new assistant PD/music director, Johnnie Glover.

*We know a bit more about the job cuts at Newport Television's stations across the region: here in Rochester, there were two on-air cuts at WHAM-TV (Channel 13): health reporter Jen Markham and part-time reporter Susan Ashline. Behind the scenes, several full-time employees lost their jobs in the cutbacks. At Syracuse's WSYR-TV (Channel 9), buyouts were offered to some back-office staffers, eliminating the need for on-air cuts. We still haven't heard about the extent of cuts, if any, at Newport's Elmira, Binghamton or Watertown operations.

It's been fifty years since Buffalo's WKBW (1520) flipped to top 40, inaugurating a quarter-century of some of the most legendary radio our region has ever heard, and that anniversary will be honored on Thursday night (July 3) at the old 1430 Main St. studio location. That building is now vacant, and its parking lot was being used to store moving trucks when last we drove by, but for a few hours it will be the scene of a sock hop sponsored by There will be a display of vintage cars and even appearances by a few of KB's air talent...and yes, we sure do plan to be there ourselves.

Here in Rochester, a delayed format change finally took place a few minutes after midnight this morning, as Crawford Broadcasting flipped WRCI (990 Rochester) to religion, replacing the simulcast of oldies WLGZ (Legends 102.7).

A clarification on our story last week about "God's Country Radio" on EMF Broadcasting's WOKR (93.5 Remsen): this is not a new network from EMF, as it turns out, but an LMA with an existing network down South. The "God's Country" folks are leasing time on about half a dozen of EMF's surplus signals around the nation, including WOKR - but not including translator W231BI (94.1 Utica), which is now relaying "Air 1" affiliate WRCK (107.3 Utica).

Up north, Randy Michaels' RadioActive LLC is selling Watertown-market WBLH (92.5 Black River), which quietly started stunting a few weeks ago. Intrepid Broadcasting will pay RadioActive $210,000; Intrepid president Michael Stapleford is also president of Pennsylvania's Magnum Broadcasting.

*There could be a digital TV channel moving from CONNECTICUT to New York City, if Arthur Liu's Multicultural Broadcasting gets its way. It's applying to move WSAH-DT (Channel 42) from its present site in Seymour, Connecticut to...the Empire State Building, where WSAH-DT would operate with 990 kW into a directional antenna. WSAH would remain licensed to Bridgeport, where its calculations show it would just barely deliver the required (very) minimal signal levels; to preserve its existing coverage deeper into Connecticut, WSAH has arranged to lease a DTV subchannel from LIN's WTNH-DT in New Haven.

*There's a format change coming to northwest NEW JERSEY on Tuesday: Clear Channel will flip WNNJ (1360 Sussex) to ABC's True Oldies Channel, under new calls WTOC. (Those calls have long been in use in Savannah, Georgia on WTOC-TV, and were once on radio there, too, on what's now WTKS 1290 and WQBT 94.1.) WNNJ had been running ABC's "Timeless Classics" standards service since dropping locally-programmed oldies last August.

*Like everyone else in MASSACHUSETTS this time of year, our attention this week is focused out on the Cape and Islands. Thats's where WRZE (96.3) has hopped the ferry from its longtime Nantucket home to the mainland. The Qantum-owned station lost the lease on its Nantucket tower site, and it's temporarily downgrading from class B to class A with a new city of license of Dennis, running 6 kW from the tower of sister station WCOD (106.1 Hyannis) until a new tower can be built for both stations, at which point "The Rose" will go back up to class B1 status with 25 kW.

The death last week of George Carlin brought a reminder that, long before he became an acclaimed comedian, Carlin had a brief fling with radio in Boston. After his discharge from the Air Force in 1959, Carlin spent a few months as an announcer at the old WEZE (1260), and he later mined some of his experiences there for his classic "Wonderful WINO" take on smarmy DJs.

(And Carlin had another connection to Northeast radio, of course; it was the broadcast of his "Seven Dirty Words" routine over Pacifica's WBAI in New York that brought broadcast indecency and obscenity regulations before the U.S. Supreme Court in the seventies.)

*In RHODE ISLAND, Tim Leary is the new morning man at Hall's Providence-market WCTK (98.1 New Bedford MA), effective July 21. He comes to the country station from KUUB in Reno, where he was known as Tim Lynah.

Where are they now? Former Clear Channel Providence programmer Bill Hess is heading to Air America Radio as senior vice president for programming, starting later in July. Hess had been operations manager of Clear Channel's AMs in the Washington, DC market, which are being sold to Red Zebra Broadcasting, and PD of its WASH-FM and WBIG-FM there as well.

*In VERMONT, there's some stunting going on at Northeast Broadcasting's WUSX (93.7 Addison), which has dropped its "US 93-7" country format and is playing nothing but Phish songs for the moment. Whatever's happening at WUSX, it will happen Tuesday at noon - and given that Northeast's "Point" network, which blankets much of Vermont over WNCS (104.7 Montpelier) and its simulcast stations, has always been heavy on Phish...could 93.7 end up as the latest addition to the "Point" simulcasts?

(There's no local airstaff at WUSX to be affected by the move; the station simulcast Louie Manno's morning show from sister WLFE 102.3 St. Albans, then ran ABC's Real Country for the rest of the day.)

*A call change in NEW HAMPSHIRE: when EMF Broadcasting bought the former WMEX (106.5 Farmington) from Dennis Jackson, it evidently intended to put its "K-Love" format on the signal, which it renamed WKHL. But the station ended up on EMF's "Air 1" network, instead, and now it has calls that go with that network - WNHI. (Those calls used to be on 93.3 over in Belmont, now WNHW.)

*There's a new callsign in MAINE: the University of Maine's new signal on 91.7 in Machias will be WUMM.

*CANADA's regulators have ruled on the controversial proposal by Remstar Diffusion Inc. to acquire the TQS television network in Quebec. Citing TQS' economic difficulties, Remstar asked the CRTC to allow it to essentially drop local news from the local stations in Montreal, Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, Sherbrooke and Saguenay. That provoked intense reaction at four public hearings the CRTC held earlier this month, and now the commission has approved a modified version of Remstar's proposal. While the local newsrooms will still be largely shuttered, TQS will be required to provide several hours a week of local informational programming in Montreal and Quebec and one hour weekly in the other markets, and the CRTC will revisit its approval in 2011, when it will hold a new set of hearings on TQS' performance.

There's a missing voice in morning drive at Toronto's CHUM-FM (104.5) - after two decades as part of the "Roger, Rick and Marilyn" morning show, Rick Hodge is out, with no replacement named.

Tuesday is Canada Day, and it's also the official launch day for Corus' new "Greatest Hits" format on CINW (940 Montreal). We're hearing that the new morning man on "AM 940" will be none other than Montreal radio veteran Marc "Mais Oui" Denis, who's already in the Corus Montreal family as a weekender on CFQR (Q92.5).

In Granby, Quebec, CFXM (104.9) is applying for more power - it wants to go from class A (200 watts) to B (5.5 kW DA/356 m) from a new transmitter site. Up in Saguenay, Carl Gilbert has found a frequency for the new station he was recently granted by the CRTC - he's asking for 103.3, with 6 kW. And Radio-Canada hopes to add a new rebroadcaster for its premiere chaine service at St.-Donat, with 11.6 kW DA/242.5 m on 89.7.

There's a new signal on the air on Cape Breton Island: CKCH (103.5 Sydney NS) signed on last week as "The Eagle," playing country and competing with MBS Radio's CJCB (1270 Sydney), the city's last remaining commercial AM outlet.

And over in the Halifax market, Wayne Harrett has found a new frequency for his "Seaside FM," CFEP (94.7 Eastern Passage). CFEP's plans to boost power on its existing frequency were thwarted when adjacent-channel CKWM (94.9 Kentville) complained; now Harrett has applied for 1360 watts on 105.9, instead.

NERW programming note: Barring major news developments, we're taking a break for the holidays (Independence Day in the US, Canada Day up north). We'll be back with our next regular issue of NERW on Monday, July 14 - and of course we'll post any urgent updates here right away in the meantime. A very happy and safe holiday to all our readers on both sides of the border!

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July 2, 2007 -

  • The radio side of the newsroom at WBZ (1030 Boston) is normally a pretty quiet place after about 6 most evenings, but it was a different story last Thursday, as VIPs from all over eastern MASSACHUSETTS joined WBZ staffers past and present, along with dozens of family members, to bid farewell (for now) to evening talk host Paul Sullivan. The Lowell native had been off the air for several weeks as he recovered from a fourth brain surgery for the melanoma that he's been fighting for more than two years, but he returned for one final show to say goodbye to his listeners.
  • Two hours before the show started, Sullivan was already the center of attention, holding a press conference in his studio in which the serious answers about his illness and treatment were leavened by a strong dose of the humor for which Sullivan is known. That mood continued into the two-hour broadcast, in which co-host Jordan Rich played ringmaster, introducing in-studio guests that included Boston mayor Tom Menino, Sullivan's doctors, and recent 'BZ retiree Gary LaPierre, who looked tanned and relaxed, reporting that he's learned very easily to sleep in now that he's no longer doing morning drive. The show also featured a roster of telephone VIPs that included Mitt Romney, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, whose barking dog prompted a flurry of Sullivan jokes. ("Is that Dick Cheney?," Sullivan asked the senator.) Sullivan's wife Mary Jo sat beside him throughout the broadcast, while his children joined him for parts of the show and his parents, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws and others watched and listened outside the studio window.
  • At the end of the show, the last word on Sullivan came from producer Rick Radzik, whose usual stoic demeanor broke as he read a letter he'd written to Sullivan about how difficult it's been to work through the illness and death of Sullivan's predecessor David Brudnoy, followed by Sullivan's own illness. Rich had to take over reading the last part of the letter, which gave Sullivan an opening for one more joke as he said his own farewell moments later. "This is Rick Radzik speaking," Sullivan said after his own voice cracked as he thanked the audience. At night's end, Sullivan continued a 'BZ tradition begun with LaPierre's retirement, taking a ceremonial walk down the station's main hallway to the waiting limousine, a fitting sendoff for a host who saw WBZ through the challenges of the Brudnoy transition, only to find a style and an audience all his own.
  • Sullivan says he'll still have plenty to say about Bay State politics, especially as the 2008 presidential campaign cranks into high gear, and we expect to hear plenty from him in whatever role he ends up taking at 'BZ in the months to come.
  • A few words from this end (and no, this isn't Rick Radzik speaking): Sullivan is, and has always been, a class act. While he'll be the first to admit that he's not your usual sort of radio voice, he follows in a long tradition of evening talkers on WBZ who are interesting people first and radio people second. Sullivan noted that he takes a great deal of pride in steering his own political course, and avoiding the shouting and anger that characterize so much talk radio these days. David Brudnoy was a tough act to follow, and Sullivan pulled off that difficult task. Now a new host will get to take on an even tougher act. We're looking forward to hearing how it all comes together - and to the next chapter in the Paul Sullivan story, too. (Sadly, Paul Sullivan succumbed to cancer in September 2007. He is still dearly missed.)
  • There's a new set of towers in the Hudson Valley: WGNY (1220 Newburgh) has completed construction on its new three-tower array off Route 17K just north of Stewart Airport, which will replace the "temporary" antenna that the station has been using for the last dozen years or so. WGNY will run 5 kW days, 180 watts at night from the new sticks.
  • Not Dead Yet: Up the Hudson Valley a bit, WCKL (560 Catskill) has become a radio version of "Brigadoon," emerging from the mists of its usual off-air status once a year around this time to broadcast for a few days and keep its license alive. This year, July 1 would have marked a year of silence for WCKL - and once again, just in time, the station was active over the weekend with a simulcast of former sister station WZCR (93.5 Hudson).
  • A format change in southern NEW JERSEY: WTAA (1490 Pleasantville) is now programming Air America talk for the Atlantic City market, having flipped last week from its simulcast of oldies WTKU-FM (98.3 Ocean City). Owner Access.1 already has a relationship with Air America, since it leases airtime on WWRL (1600 New York) to the progressive talk network.

June 30, 2003 -

  • It's been quite a few years in the making, but NEW YORK's newest radio station finally made it to the air last week. WWHL (92.9 Southampton) signed on June 26, with a signal that blankets the East End of Long Island and is already getting good reports across Long Island Sound from the coasts of Connecticut and Rhode Island. The format should sound very familiar to many of those listeners: AAA Entertainment is simulcasting the AAA format of WEHM (96.7 East Hampton) on 92.9, and will soon move WEHM's calls down there as well. 96.7, in turn, will soon switch to Bloomberg's business news network under new calls.
  • In New York City, the big buzz this week concerned the new hire at "Blink," WNEW (102.7): Lizzie Grubman, the publicist-turned-hit-and-run-driver-slash-celebrity-of-the-second, will be providing gossip reports from the Hamptons beginning next weekend. Down on the AM dial, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has followed former morning co-host Peter Noel out the door of WWRL (1600), ending what had been one of the more interesting (or at least unpredictable) morning shows in recent memory. And WLXE (1380) is dropping the regional Mexican programming that Mega had been running there; as Arthur Liu's Multicultural takes over, so does the usual leased-time ethnic fare that Liu ran on 1380 (as WKDM) the last time he owned the station.
  • In NEW JERSEY, the FCC gave Ed Seeger's group the go-ahead to move WSNJ-FM (107.7 Bridgeton) into the Philadelphia market under the guise of providing "first local service" to Pennsauken. WSNJ's allocations move, which will transform its class B signal on 107.7 into a class A on 107.9, spells trouble for two high school stations. WWPH (107.9 Princeton Junction NJ) and WHHS (107.9 Havertown PA) aren't expected to be able to find new spots on the dial, and as unprotected class D stations, that means they'll likely have to go dark once WSNJ moves. In WHHS' case, that means the end of fifty years of student broadcasting, something the FCC noted in its rulemaking reallocating the Bridgeton facility - but rules are rules and WSNJ takes priority in the Commission's eyes. Ever wonder how much one one of these move-ins is worth? Consider this: Seeger and his group paid Ed Bold and his family $20 million for WSNJ AM/FM, and we've heard from a couple of sources in Philly is that the asking price for the FM once it's moved will be in the $50 million range.
  • In NEW HAMPSHIRE, Nashua's WOTW (900) is changing hands. Ernie Anastos' Anastos Broadcasting is selling the station to "Balanced View LLC," an investment consortium that includes the husband of Governor Jeanne Shaheen. Balanced View says it plans to hire 12-14 people and replace the satellite talk now heard on WOTW with local full-service programming. (They're also talking about changing the call letters, which makes no sense to us; why ditch - for a second time - calls that have been recognized in the community for more than half a century?) No purchase price was announced.
  • In VERMONT, the FCC paid a call on Tuesday to "Radio Free Brattleboro," the unlicensed community station that had been operating very openly in town for nearly five years, initially on 88.1 and more recently on 88.9 (to avoid interfering with the new 88.1 Norwich signal that Vermont Public Radio will soon be signing on) with a few watts that covered the town quite well. One of the station's DJs gave the Brattleboro Reformer a video of the visit, in which an FCC field agent ordered the jock on duty to turn off the mixing board and transmitter and threatened penalties if broadcasts were resumed. The shutdown was apparently prompted by two interference complaints, one from WFCR (88.5 Amherst MA) and the other from a local resident; it doesn't appear that any of the station's equipment was seized, though the station's Web site has been down ever since.
  • RHODE ISLAND now has DTV on the air, becoming the very last of the 50 states to get an operating digital outlet when WPRI-DT (Channel 13) came on the air last week, with WNAC-DT (Channel 54) soon to follow. (A technicality here: WPRI's transmitter is in Rehoboth, Mass., so a nitpicker could argue that there's still no DTV in Rhode Island itself - but then, neither of the operating DTVs licensed to Delaware operate from within its state limits, either.)

June 30, 1998-

  • Rumors are flying at Boston's WBZ-TV (Channel 4), after a visit last week from Joel Cheatwood, the news impresario who turned things around at WHDH-TV (Channel 7) a few years back before leaving for a controversial tenure at WMAQ-TV (Channel 5) in Chicago. 'BZ honcho Ed Goldman tells the newspapers that he was just picking Cheatwood's brain while Cheatwood was in town taking his son to an orthodontist's appointment...but nobody's failed to notice that Cheatwood is currently an NBC consultant, while WBZ is a CBS O&O. Could Cheatwood be returning to Boston to try to boost 'BZ's plummeting ratings? We'll see...
  • We mourn the passing of John Burgomaster, better known as John Masters, the voice of WRKO news for 28 years until his retirement in 1994. Masters' booming voice defined RKO's "20/20 News" during its top-40 years, and he remained with the station for most of its years in the talk format as well. Burgomaster succumbed to cancer last week.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE is about to get a new nightly newscast. Derry's WNDS (Channel 50) has hired longtime WMUR news director Jack Heath to put together a nightly half-hour to debut in September. WNDS is one of several New Hampshire stations that used to have a daily newscast, along with WNHT (now WNBU, Channel 21) in Concord and WGOT (now WPXB, Channel 60) in Merrimack.
  • Congratulations to Lisa Garvey, who's leaving Manchester rocker WGIR-FM (101.1) for a big move up in market size -- all the way to number one, with a night shift at WNEW-FM (102.7) in New York. NERW hears longtime 'GIR personality Fil Robert Kaye has left the airwaves as well, to become a salesman for the Capstar station.
  • In MAINE, it seems NERW missed a call-letter change by just days. We visited the area on Friday the 19th -- and on Monday the 22nd, Scarborough-based WPKM (106.3) finally became WBQW, simulcasting classical WBQQ (99.3) from Kennebunk as "W-Bach." Oh well, now we have an excuse to go back...
  • A call letter change in upstate NEW YORK became official while we were away; Rochester's AM 950 is now WEZO, and 98.9 FM has changed from WKLX to pick up the WBBF calls from the AM side. The WBBF calls had been on the AM side since 1953; AM 950 is now the fourth area home for the WEZO calls, whose heritage use was on 101.3 FM (now WRMM) from 1971 until 1987. The calls also appeared on AM 990, now WDCZ, for a few years in the late eighties, and then on Avon's 93.3 FM, now WQRV, for a few years after that.
  • Another PBS station is going commercial. Schenectady's WMHQ (Channel 45) is being sold to Sinclair Broadcasting, which will turn it into either a UPN or WB affiliate. WMHQ was the second service for public TV WMHT (Channel 17), which says it needs the money for digital TV development. Albany-area viewers with long memories will recall that channel 45 began as a commercial independent, WUSV-TV, before being bought by WMHT and operated first as WMHX-TV and then as WMHQ. Meantime, Buffalo's WNED is awaiting word on whether the FCC will let it sell noncomm-licensed WNEQ (Channel 23), or whether it will end up keeping WNEQ and selling what's now its primary outlet, commercial-licensed WNED-TV (Channel 17). WNED says it has "at least six" interested buyers for whichever station is put up for sale.
  • In the Buffalo area, the powerful tourist information station in Niagara Falls, Ontario is relocating. CFLZ had been on 91.9 but will be displaced by the new 92.1 allocation in Amherst and by the pending move of CHOW Welland from 1470 to 91.7. Its new home? 105.1 MHz.

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