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 Ben Goodman, coordinator of the Save WBZ 1030 campaign. “We will be closely watching as iHeartMedia takes over the station and are prepared to mobilize again if the company does not adequately respect WBZ employees in future negotiations.”
In just three days, nearly 850 WBZ listeners sent individual e-mails to advertisers, influencers, and iHeartMedia’s new Boston leadership through SaveWBZ1030.com.
The campaign followed the same model that mobilized WBZ listeners to successfully overturn a corporate decision that halted local overnight programming in 2009.