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Media Log - February, 2006
Less than a month after I lauded the work (scroll down to third item) of WRKO's new operations director Brian Whittemore, the Whittemore era is over.
According to the release excerpted below, he's
been supplanted by WEEI's director of programming Jason Wolfe, who will now become vice president of AM programming for WEEI and WRKO
: Wolfe takes over for Brian Whittemore who has been serving as WRKO Operations Manager on a temporary basis since September 2005.
will return to his
consulting practice in Minnesota as of March 1st. Brian
, we hardly knew ye.
WRKO 680.0 50,000 Boston MA http://www.wrko.com/ 617-779-3400 press 0 Brian Whittemore
...WRKO 680.0 50,000 Boston MA http://www.wrko.com/ 617-779-3400 press 0 Brian Whittemore
Boston Phoenix | Medialog
"'Boston This Morning' is a unique program which combines news and talk, and presents local issues in an exciting, informative, and entertaining manner every weekday morning, and not just for 10 minutes at a time," said WRKO Operations Director Brian Whittemore.
Last week, Brian Whittemore, operations director of WRKO-AM (680), unveiled his effort in that regard, a weeknight entertainment and lifestyle program, "Taste of Boston Tonight."
Covering everything from shopping and restaurants to how much to pay a baby sitter, the 7-10 p.m. program is a freewheeling chat fest with a distinctly Boston flavor. (It also bumped the syndicated talk host Michael Savage back to a 10 p.m.-1 a.m. slot.)
Aiming to include "everything that involves what you would do in the evening to relax and be entertained," Whittemore
says, the program is already looser than its cumbersome name, with light features on holiday shopping (including an interview with Brookline sex-shop entrepreneur Kim Airs) and the Museum of Science's
"Star Wars" exhibit.
Conceived two months ago by Whittemore
, the show's scope and format are still developing and at some point will include reporters filing stories on clubs, restaurants, and the dating scene.
"It's part of my effort to bring WRKO back to local positioning," says Whittemore
..."When you're talking about something (over the radio) you should be talking about the place in which you live," said Brian Whittemore, who took the helm as the station's operations director in August.
"‘Boston This Morning' is a unique program which combines news and talk, and presents local issues in an exciting, informative, and entertaining manner every weekday morning, and not just for 10 minutes at a time," said WRKO Operations Director Brian Whittemore
"We're bringing together three business heavy-hitters to create a must-listen package for anyone in Boston business," said WRKO Operations Director Brian Whittemore
Peter Simon Photography - Martha's Vineyard
"WRKO is always looking for informative, entertaining and creative new programming, and 'Recovery Road' will fill all of those criteria," said WRKO Operations Director Brian Whittemore.