In this week’s issue… Lineup shuffles at WBZ, KDKA – WNYC head steps down – New morning shows in VT – Antenna swap in Toronto?
By SCOTT FYBUSH
*It’s our last weekly NERW of 2018 – which means we’re headed (gulp) for this column’s 25th anniversary year in 2019.
Before we get there, of course, it’s NERW Year in Review time, so buckle in and get ready for daily installments in this space starting on Wednesday, Dec. 26 (The Year in Sales), and continuing through our usual Year in People and Formats segments, and then next week, our Top 10 Stories of the Year and Those We Lost, which will wrap up the Year in Review on New Year’s Day.
We’ll be back with a NERW update on Wednesday, January 2, which is when we usually bring you up to speed on the format and staff changes that tend to start rolling in right after Christmas. (And of course RadioInsight and Lance Venta will be there with breaking radio news, too.)
But at the end of this chaotic year, there’s a surprising amount of change going on even before Christmas, much of it coming from the news-talk front in several big NERW-land markets, including New York, Boston and Pittsburgh.
We have a great lineup of podcasts here on our site. While you’re catching up with your summer reading, don’t forget about your summer listening. Now is the time to make sure you’re up to date with Top of the Tower.
Our latest one features Donna Halper discussing her life in radio, from her time at WMMS when she helped Rush get US airplay, to what she learned from Arnie “Woo Woo” Ginsburg.
Don’t forget you can still visit our store to check out our other great products. We’ll be taking preorders for the 2021 calendar soon. Stay tuned!