Off-air, the big event was a party for staff and clients Wednesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Guests of honor from 'BZ's past included Carl deSuze, Dave Maynard, Guy Mainella, Don Kent, Ken Meyer, Don Batting, and Bob Wilson. On-air, many of those same voices were heard during special segments on the anniversary morning, September 19, along with anniversary greetings from many of the state's politicos, plus Paul Harvey and a birthday poem from Charles Osgood. The David Brudnoy talk show Thursday night included chats with Dave Maynard, a 'BZ vet since the late 50s, and former producer-talk host Ken Meyer. And this Saturday, September 21, 'BZ's "Sports Saturday" will mark the anniversary by bringing many of Boston's legendary sports voices in for a special show from 12:30 to 6:30pm.
So what happened? Seems the automation equipment opens the audio chain from the cart machine for just 2.5 seconds -- which was long enough for the previous ID of "WROR, Boston" and the "WMEX, Boston" ID before that -- but not quite long enough for the "WROR AM Boston" ID that was recorded once the 'ROR calls returned to FM 105.7 as well. Which is why all we've been hearing is the "WROR...AM" portion.
And that's that for this week...next time out, NERW reflects on its visit to our nation's capital.