More than 2,500 WBZ Listeners Speak Out to Save Local Radio

BOSTON, MA – In less than a week, more than 2,500 individuals have sent emails to WBZ management and advertisers through an online petition at SaveWBZ1030.com.  Last Friday, listeners launched the campaign to bring back live overnight programming and trusted voices after iHeartMedia parted ways with well-known personalities Bradley Jay, Deb Lawler, Tom Cuddy, and Tom Keller.   Read more about More than 2,500 WBZ Listeners Speak Out to Save Local Radio[…]

Contact Advertisers & Management

When you sign our petition on the main page at SaveWBZ1030.com, your signature automatically triggers an e-mail to iHeartMedia and WBZ management, as well as selected advertisers. We need your help sending messages to even more advertisers–including by posting on their public social media presences. Help us by sending messages to these WBZ Advertisers: Window Read more about Contact Advertisers & Management[…]

Saturday Boston Globe story on SaveWBZ1030 Campaign

The Boston Globe features a story today on the #SaveWBZ1030 petition campaign: Following iHeartMedia’s dismissal of several well-known WBZ-AM radio broadcasters earlier in the week, an online petition to the station’s owners calling for the “reinstatement of local programming and voices” has circulated, garnering more than 800 signatures by late Friday night. “IHeartMedia is trying to save Read more about Saturday Boston Globe story on SaveWBZ1030 Campaign[…]

New Englanders Re-Launch Save WBZ Campaign

BOSTON, MA – On Friday, WBZ listeners relaunched a grassroots effort to restore local programming and trusted voices at WBZ 1030 in Boston.  Earlier this week, iHeartMedia cut ties with several prominent local WBZ voices including 35-year veteran Deb Lawler and overnight host Bradley Jay. The move comes as the media giant attempts to save Read more about New Englanders Re-Launch Save WBZ Campaign[…]

New Englanders Fight Back Against WBZ Cuts

BOSTON – This morning, the Save WBZ 1030 campaign launched a new petition drive in response to news reports of major cutbacks at Boston’s legendary WBZ NewsRadio 1030.   “These cuts at WBZ are as questionable as benching Malcolm Butler during the Super Bowl,” said Ben Goodman, coordinator of the Save WBZ 1030 campaign. “Listeners are Read more about New Englanders Fight Back Against WBZ Cuts[…]

WBZ is Under Attack

Last fall, we mobilized nearly 1,000 WBZ listeners to successfully convince iHeartMedia to honor existing contracts with WBZ’s long-tenured, exceptional talent in order to preserve the station’s integrity as a regional and national news leader. Late last week, news broke that WBZ’s new management pushed out legendary news anchor Rod Fritz.  Fritz’s departure comes weeks after iHeartMedia Read more about WBZ is Under Attack[…]

Save WBZ Campaign Responds to Reports of iHeartMedia Concessions

BOSTON – Today, the Save WBZ 1030 campaign responded to a Boston Herald report that iHeartMedia has committed to an interim agreement that will recognize WBZ’s union and offer all current employees jobs. “WBZ listeners are heartened by reports that iHeartMedia has committed to an interim agreement that will provide certainty for WBZ employees and a prized New England institution,” said Read more about Save WBZ Campaign Responds to Reports of iHeartMedia Concessions[…]

SHNS: WBZ Listeners Urge iHeart Not to Water Down Boston News Radio

State House News Service covered the launch of our campaign today: “People won’t stand for this. WBZ is a New England institution, it’s as much of a New England institution as Tom Brady or Kelly’s Roast Beef,” campaign coordinator Benjamin Goodman said Tuesday morning. “I have listened to WBZ all day and all night since Read more about SHNS: WBZ Listeners Urge iHeart Not to Water Down Boston News Radio[…]