Radio's Got The Boston Marathon Covered Today
April 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM (PT)
It's a big day in BOSTON, as 36,000 marathoners are set to pound the streets for the 26.2 miles of the BOSTON MARATHON a year after two bombs killed three people and wounded 264 others last year.
Radio will be "BOSTON Strong," covering and being a part of the annual event.
CCM+E/BOSTON VP/Programming & OM DYLAN SPRAGUE tells ALL ACCESS, Top 40/R WJMN "JAM'N will be live around the corner from the finish line at NIKE BOSTON starting at 6a with RAMIRO & THE JAM'N MORNING SHOW and continuing through early afternoon with DJ PUP DAWG."
Top 40 WXKS (KISS 108)'s "MATTY has a special show planned in the morning with Mayor WALSH and more," adds SPRAGUE. "Last TUESDAY, on the one-year anniversary, MATT featured survivor ROSEANN SDOIA and the first responders that helped save her life. As it turns out ROSEANN is now in a relationship with one of the firefighters who helped in her rescue. It's a great story and the first time she had told it."
Check out "ROSEANN's Story" here.
Congratulations to CBS RADIO Hot AC WBMX/BOSTON morning show co-host KENNEDY is running her third BOSTON MARATHON and agreed to get a mohawk if listeners donated over $10,401 for the BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. According to THE KARSON & KENNEDY's TWITTER PAGE, the popular morning show has now raised over $16,000 for the cause.
GREATER MEDIA Classic Hits WROR and Alternative WBOS (RADIO 92.9)/BOSTON will be doing events along the route, with WROR's HANK MORSE broadcasting from Towne on Boylston St. near the finish line from noon-2p.
WBOS (RADIO 92.9) will be at UNOs on Boylston Street (right near the finish line), with their promo team onsite with brand ambassador JASON ROSSI.
GREATER MEDIA Country sister WKLB/BOSTON PD MIKE BROPHEY tells ALL ACCESS the station commemorated the 2013 bombing LAST TUESDAY (4/15), the actual one-year anniversary of the attack. “There were a lot of memorial services and events,” said BROPHEY. “And there was a special memorial service for SEAN COLLIER FRIDAY (4/18).” (COLLIER was the MIT officer slain in a shootout with the bombers).
BROPHEY said WKLB dedicated FRIDAY’s “ON DEMAND LUNCH” show to COLLIER. “He was a big ZAC BROWN fan and listened to ‘COUNTRY 102.5.’ Dedicating the show helped with the healing and we took some calls from local communities.”
“Make no mistake, people are remembering the bombing TODAY,” BROPHEY continued. “But I told our social networking guy to treat TODAY like a party.”
And for the second year, NPR and CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO "WAIT WAIT ... DON'T TELL ME!" host PETER SAGAL ran with a legally blind partner as part of the "TEAM WITH A VISION" program. SAGAL ran this year with ERICH MANSER; both men ran last year's race and finished shortly before the bombs detonated near the finish line.