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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[…]

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 Read more about New Englanders Launch Campaign to Save WBZ Newsradio 1030[…]