Herald Radio Sports Team Strikes Out

January 28, 2014

Looks like Jen Royle and Jon Meterparel are gone from Boston Herald Radio.

Boston Herald shameless print promo from last week:


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Boston Herald shameless print promo from yesterday:


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The writing was on the wall-to-wall promotion earlier this month. Royle had the stage on January 17 with her column in the print edition.


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But Chris Villani took center stage two days later.


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And now Villani has the 3 pm-6 pm timeslot that no one listens to.

(Who the hell is Chris Villani? See here.)

Meanwhile, @Jen_Royle is roiling the Twitterverse.


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More to come, obviously.


Globe Joins Herald in Making Radio Waves

August 1, 2013

Day Four of the Boston Herald’s ridiculous/embarrassing newsvertising campaign for its Internet radio launch features the usual abuse of its news pages, starting with Page One.


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Then there’s the mandatory two-page spread inside.


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Our choice for Plug o’ the Day is this beauty:


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That would be the same Suffolk University that’s in bed with the Herald in producing both their weekly Press Party webcast and their Inside the Race for Mayor coverage. As the hardreading staff has previously noted, this creates a glaring conflict of interest for the Herald regarding a major academic institution in Boston, which apparently bothers the feisty local tabloid not at all.

Crosstown, the Boston Globe has decided to jump into the pool with this ad for its RadioBDC webstream.


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No doubt the two digital ventures will be at it hammer and tongue for the foreseeable future.


Hark! The Herald! (Internet Radio Edition)

July 30, 2013

From our Walt Whitman desk

Say, that’s some big news about the feisty local tabloid launching Boston Herald Radio, yeah?

All the details were, well, detailed in the Herald Radio Countdown that ran in Monday’s edition:

072513radiojfm06Herald internet radio to get Boston connected

The Herald is poised to take a dramatic step toward a richer experience for its online audience as it launches a new Internet radio station.

The countdown has begun for 6 a.m. next Monday, Aug. 5, when Boston Herald Radio goes live.

Veteran talk show host Jeff Katz will launch a morning drive news talk show that will lead into 12 hours of live broadcasting each weekday.

There will be four shows in all, including “Live from the Newsroom with Jeff Katz,” “Morning Meeting with Jaclyn Cashman and Hillary Chabot,” “The Michael Graham Show” and “Sports Town with Jon 
Meterparel and Jen Royle.”


In other words, the usual Herald suspects.

But let’s focus on the big picture:


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Note especially the hostage-like statements from local politicians.

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy 3.0:

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Gov. Deval Patrick:


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Truly, the hardreading staff can’t wait for the August 5 debut.