The Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight proceeded apace last Friday, with both local media hall monitors assessing the Boston Herald’s new Garage Broadband Radio station scheduled to debut this week.
Regardless, the segment about Boston Herald Radio (maybe here, maybe not) originally had a set-up piece by Party gal Jaclyn Cashman that went further into the tank than the New England Aquarium. (It was subsequently reassigned to Erica Mora.)
Then the Press Partyniks – Joe Battenfeld, Cashman (has a Boston Herald Radio show), Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson (has a BHR weekly segment), Truth Squad staffer Hillary Chabot (has a BHR show), and Suffolk University’s “Dr.” Bob Rosenthal (where’s his BHR show?) – went to town.
BATTENFELD: How are you going to appeal to younger listeners?
CASHMAN: Well, I am younger, so therefore I know what younger people care about, I think.
The rest was just a promo/lovefest.
Crosstown at Big Dog WGBH’s Beat the Press, the conversation went very differently:
Talk radio is something people listen to in their cars.
The timing seems off – right wing talk radio has been struggling in this market in recent years, not thriving as it once had.
Two different worlds, yeah?