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Thread: Whither Deb and Laurie?

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    Whither Deb and Laurie?

    At ‘BZ, Deb Lawlor hasn’t been heard in over a week. Laurie Kirby hasn’t been heard since middle of last week.
    Anyone able to enlighten us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowradioguy View Post
    At ‘BZ, Deb Lawlor hasn’t been heard in over a week. Laurie Kirby hasn’t been heard since middle of last week.
    Anyone able to enlighten us?
    I think NOWRADIOGUY takes daily attendance on who appears on WBZ! ;-)

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    Deb and Laurie are the 2 drive time veterans who have been on WBZ for years.
    I heart has made a string of stupid and destructive personnel changes just to save money, and would like nothing better than to use their cheap platform for their programming. Their moves are worth noting
    Quote Originally Posted by Wimmmex View Post
    I think NOWRADIOGUY takes daily attendance on who appears on WBZ! ;-)
    Norm Rosen

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    Oh, sheesh. Here we go again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmonairinnh View Post
    Oh, sheesh. Here we go again.
    Here we go again, How?
    Norm Rosen

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    Quote Originally Posted by inorm99 View Post


    I heart has made a string of stupid and destructive personnel changes just to save money, and would like nothing better than to use their cheap platform for their programming
    Please back this up with some facts. (Since most of your presictions about WBZ have been wrong so far.) ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by inorm99 View Post
    Deb and Laurie are the 2 drive time veterans who have been on WBZ for years.
    I heart has made a string of stupid and destructive personnel changes just to save money, and would like nothing better than to use their cheap platform for their programming. Their moves are worth noting
    Just a reminder that radio revenue, when compared to the last pre-recession year, 2006, is down from $21 billion (RAB) to last year's estimate of just over $13 billion (BIA).

    https://www.mediapost.com/publicatio...p-in-2006.html details the 2006 results. Radio was still growing, although slowly.

    The 38% decrease in revenues means stations have to change the business model as most... particularly expensive formats like news and talk... do not have 40% margins.

    There are two choices: save money and survive and hope to make the transition to a total streaming model... or go out of business.
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    Laurie Kirby was tweeting on her WBZ account 5 hours ago ( tuesday PM) so she is still there.

    As for Ms. Lawler, I don't know... but she has been with them over 34 years....

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    Quote Originally Posted by inorm99 View Post
    Deb and Laurie are the 2 drive time veterans who have been on WBZ for years.
    That was my point exactly, Norm. These two fine reporters/anchors have been at WBZ for decades between the two of them, so their paychecks must reflect that. It will be a dark day indeed when both of them are no longer heard on WBZ.

    Yes, Laurie, thank God, was back on the air Tuesday afternoon. Nicole Davis was back in mid-day, but no Deb.

    Wimmmex believes I "take attendance" of who's on and who's not on 'BZ on any given day; guilty! (I do teach part time, so, yeah, taking attendance is not unheard of for me.) But let's be fair: it's not just when someone is missing do I get antsy; I do so also when certain someones I'm not crazy about get air shifts.

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