From our Walt Whitman desk
The Boston Herald’s incessant Garage Broadband Radiostream gets front-page treatment for the umpteenth time in a row today.
And what is this “National Honor”?
36th place in a list published by a radio industry website whose traffic numbers are too low to be tracked (see here).
Regardless, here’s the story:
Boston Herald Radio’s launch has been named to the prestigious Frontier Fifty list of outstanding talk media webcasts in the nation by the respected industry bible Talkers Magazine.
Talkers singled out Herald President and Publisher Patrick J. Purcell and Editor-in-Chief Joe Sciacca in its recognition of the innovative Internet radio platform.
Talkers editor Michael Harrison added, “[t]he Boston Herald is playing a pivotal role in the evolution of the 21st century ‘media station,’ which is the obvious model of the communications platform of this unfolding new era.”
If you say so.
Then there’s this:
“We don’t call it the Frontier Fifty for nothing,” [Harrison] added. “These guys are like Lewis and Clark. History will reward them with honor even if the immediate road ahead is strewn with challenges and pain.”
Yes, well, the challenges and pain part sounds about right.
Anyway, here’s a nice shot of the National Honor:
One last thing.
“We don’t call it the Frontier Fifty for nothing”?
Does that mean they pay?