In this week’s issue… Lineup shuffles at WBZ, KDKA – WNYC head steps down – New morning shows in VT – Antenna swap in Toronto?



*It’s our last weekly NERW of 2018 – which means we’re headed (gulp) for this column’s 25th anniversary year in 2019.

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  1. KDKA is like A Bad Used car lot. They should go to one of the local College’s and Hire their Radio Staff.

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