New Englanders Launch Campaign to Save WBZ Newsradio 1030

BOSTON – This morning, WBZ listeners launched a campaign in response to news reports that iHeartMedia will not honor existing collective bargaining agreements as part of its acquisition of the legendary radio station.  The online petition makes it clear that listeners will not stand by WBZ advertisers if iHeartMedia chooses to undermine the quality of the station’s newsroom and programming as part of its acquisition.

“WBZ is a New England tradition. If we learned anything from the successful listener campaigns to bring back David Brudnoy and Steve LeVeille, it’s that WBZ listeners will always stand up for quality, local journalism and commentary,” said Ben Goodman, coordinator of the Save WBZ 1030 campaign.  “WBZ listeners stand with WBZ employees.”

The online email petition, at, allows signers to send personalized messages to key WBZ advertisers and influential decision makers.  An updated list of signers will be provided on a daily basis to station sponsors and influencers.

The campaign follows the same model that mobilized more than 1,000 WBZ listeners to successfully overturn a CBS corporate decision that halted local overnight programming in 2009.


2 thoughts on “New Englanders Launch Campaign to Save WBZ Newsradio 1030

  • There is enough going on wrong in the world, please don’t take away my BZ. I listen all day everyday while at work, this would be the end of our world as we know it. I’m too old for this bull. DONT DO IT!

  • How I remember laying in bed at night when I was a kid, earphones on, listening to WBZ (Larry Glick) from my home in Scranton. Later, as a DJ in Binghamton, and still later being stationed in Portland ME and in New Hampshire, BZ was constantly on in the car and at home. Even tho I’m now in Phoenix, I still have 1030 on my car radio..just for old times sake. This station, and frequency, and format must be saved.

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