Tag Archives: WCVB

Patr(id)iot Rob Gronkowski Bilocates In Boston Media

First there was this note in Monday’s Boston Herald Inside Track: Tracked down: Rob Gronkowski, Chauncey Billups, Doc Rivers and more… Patriots party boy Rob Gronkowski down in New Orleans making the rounds of the Super Bowl soirees including the ESPN The Magazine bash and the … Continue reading

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Style Bustin’ (WBZ Is The Latest Sucker Edition)

Style Boston, which dubs itself “Your Insider Lifestyle Connection” but is actually the call girl of local TV content, has found a new pimp – sorry, TV station. The cable-access-quality infomercial (it auctions off its segments to marketing sponsors) started … Continue reading

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WCVB, Boston Globe Clean Up At Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards

Lots of local winners in the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards, but two stood out. WCVB-TV in the Television, Large Market division: Television, Large Market Overall Excellence WCVB-TV – Boston, MA Overall Excellence Watch the winning entry Video Breaking … Continue reading

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WCVB = We Could Vanish, Basically

Boston’s ABC affiliate WCVB-TV has officially entered the retransmission wars. From The Boston Channel website: Information Relating To Negotiations With Cable Operators BOSTON – NOTICE TO CABLE SUBSCRIBERS: WCVB-TV Channel 5’s parent company, Hearst Television, is currently negotiating a renewal of … Continue reading

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StyleBustin’: Boston Herald Gives Local Infomercial A Pass

Chalk up another conquest for “styleboston,” the call girl of local TV content. Friday Boston Herald piece: ‘Styleboston’ sets sights on Chicago Hub-based TV show “styleboston,” which kicks off its third season tomorrow night, has big plans to bring its … Continue reading

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WCVB Jumps The Shark

Via Mediaite: Boston Man Jumps Off Boat To Ride A Shark (And Videotapes Entire Thing) What is the best part of this news story from Boston’s WCVB about a fisherman who decided to jump off his boat and ride a … Continue reading

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Whiteyrama: Front Page Photo Finish

Today’s Page One Bulger Bakeoff had some clear winners, even if they appeared in the fine print. To review (compliments of the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages): Boston Globe: The full Bachrach of Bulger, but it comes via WBUR (via the Associated Press). … Continue reading

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Boston Mayor Tom Meanino Says: No Garden Party Tonight

Boston Is Not Like Other Cities, Exhibit Umpteen (via NECN): No Bruins viewing party at TD Garden Fans will not be able to watch Game 7 of the Stanley Cup at the TD Garden. The Boston Bruins take on the … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Oprah Swan Song Edition)

From Friday’s Boston Globe: Oprah’s goodbye tour lifts WCVB From Friday’s Boston Herald: Oprah Winfrey’s swan song fails to lift Ch. 5 Despite the dueling headlines, though, the ledes were oddly similar. Globe lede: Oprah Winfrey’s month of farewell episodes … Continue reading

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Boston Dailies Give MBTA A Pass On Anti-Gay Group’s Transit Ad

From BostInnovation: MBTA To Remove Ad Campaign From A Homophobic Website [Monday] around 7pm,  BostonTweet posted this tweet with the accompanying image (left). The image depicts an ad from FamilyRadio.com on a MBTA bus.  Although the messaging is pretty dark, it is not … Continue reading

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