Posted by: yechristian | December 14, 2014

America December 2014: Black Lives Matter!

I’ve been watching the news closely and seeing the outrage and protests over the grand juries’ decisions about not indicting the police officers who killed two unarmed black men who committed crimes. It seems the law protects the police when they use excessive force against a criminal just by saying that their lives were in danger.

The protests are huge in a lot of cities across the country. It does signal that the police use too much firepower against mere criminals while very dangerous men with an arsenal of weapons simply walk over to groups of people either in a movie theatre or a parking lot of a Safeway grocery store without the policy noticing them and killing innocent people. The police only captured them. In some case, the gunmen took their own lives before the policy could confront them.

Hopefully, things will get better for everyone in 2015.

Posted by: yechristian | December 1, 2014

Movie Loft Host Dana Hersey Hanging Out in a Radio Loft

Former Boston Channel 38 Movie Loft host Dana Hersey is working at a radio station in Beverly, MA, called North Shore WBOQ/104.9 FM doing the morning drive. He started late summer after the previous morning disc jockey, Charlie Curtis, retired. Dana hosted the Movie Loft on Channel 38 in Boston during the 1980s. It was a great show that Dana would introduce movies and tell stories about the movies and the actors/actresses who appeared in those movies. It is a greatly missed show.

According to Boston Radio Watch, it’s the second time that Dana has worked for the morning show at WBOQ when it did Broadway and show tunes. It’s music format is now 60s, 70s, and 80s music.

Check out the picture of Dana on WBOQ’s website.

Posted by: yechristian | November 30, 2014

Weather Gets Warm In Boston (Again)!

Most of November has been very cold. Today was nice and tomorrow is going to be warmer.

However, it gets colder on Tuesday and it’s predicted by the weather people in Boston that it will get warm again on Wednesday, but it will be colder for the rest of the week.

Not my ideal way to start December. I wonder what it will be like in January.

Posted by: yechristian | November 20, 2014

Magic 106 FM in Boston to Play Christmas Music This Friday!

Magic 106 FM in Boston will start playing Christmas music on Friday, November 21 at 5 PM. Get your Jingle Bells out!

Damn that was a long wait! We now know who the new governor of Massachusetts is: Charlie Baker. Martha Coakley was defeated in a very tight race with him. It was a dead heat with both of them neck and neck until Baker got in the lead sometime after midnight. However, Coakley decided to go home with her husband hoping there would be an automatic recount if the margin was 12,000 votes or less between them.

However, the margin of votes went up to 40,000 in favor of Baker as the night went into daylight. Coakley eventually had to concede.

I was watching the thing on Channel 4 news in Boston. It was funny that one of Coakley’s people called Political News Analyst John Keller while he was on air talking about the election results.

I am certain my fellow Emersonian, Barry Scott, is smiling like a cat with canary feather’s on his lips.

Posted by: yechristian | November 3, 2014

Go Out and Vote on November 4, Election Day!

Tomorrow, everyone should go out and vote for the candidates you want in office (or vote to keep someone out of office LOL!). It’s time for the people to speak up and be heard around the country.

Here in Massachusetts, we have 5 candidates fighting for the office of the governor. Who will replace Deval Patrick when he leaves? We will know tomorrow, but you must go out and vote!!!

There are questions on the ballad for Massachusetts as well. Choose wisely and make certain you know all the facts, but it’s hard because the news media is so slanted and do their own version of what the truth is.

The political commercials throw facts at you, but are those facts really facts or lies?

Here in Massachusetts a couple of years back, we legalized marijuana, but no dispensaries have appeared yet. Where’s our pot, politicians?

So, go out there and vote, America!

Posted by: yechristian | October 30, 2014

Very Very Sad That Boston Mayor Tom Menino Has Passed Away

I found out just before noon today that former Boston Mayor Tom Menino had died from the advanced cancer he had been battling for several months. My reaction was swift: I cried heavily and uncontrollably in my grief in front of my co-workers.

For 20 years, I have met and talked with Mayor Menino many times at events throughout the city of Boston. Every encounter was always wonderful. He was a great man. I am deeply saddened over the loss.

Tom Menino is the longest serving mayor in Boston for 2 decades. He left office back on January 6 after he completed his fifth term as mayor. I truly doubt anyone will beat his record. He made Boston into a world class city.

Well done, Tom! Well done!

I will miss you! I only wish your retirement lasted 20 years!

Posted by: yechristian | October 26, 2014

DJ Dale Dorman has Died! :-(

Tonight, I heard the sad news on Channel 4 (WBZ) about DJ Dale Dorman passing away at his home last Tuesday. He had worked in Boston radio for 40 years! He was at WRKO, Kiss 108, and WODS. He also worked at Channel 56 in Boston as Uncle Dale Dorman. He retired a few years ago from radio.

He shall be missed! Rest in Peace, Dale Dorman! :-(

Posted by: yechristian | October 23, 2014

When Will This Damned Nor’Easter End?

So much rain has hit the New England already. That thunder and lightning storm on Wednesday night was pretty wild. I could see the flashes of lightning right though the closed curtains of my living room windows.

I heard on the news tonight that there will be more rain tomorrow morning before everything clears up. This is still way too much rain. At least, it’s not snow.

Saturday is going to be sunny, according to the TV weather people.

I hope so. I’m tired of getting my feet wet everytime I go outside this week.

Posted by: yechristian | October 12, 2014

Is Oldies 103 Greatly Missed in Boston?

Hell, Yes! The post I wrote about the demise of Oldies 103 still gets hits and sometimes comments. There is a great love of the early hits of rock in the city of Boston, but some executive at CBS Radio (the corporate owner of Oldies 103) did not think so and change the station to AMP 103.

I really miss that station a lot.

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