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WBZ Reports: Dale Dorman dies at 71 | October 26, 2014

A year ago this day, WBZ Newsradio 1030 began airing the story about the passing of Boston Legend Dale Dorman when the news broke sometime mid-afternoon of Sunday, October 26, 2014. This website did have the scoop within minutes of a Facebook posting by one of Dale’s friends and co-workers at WRKO, Harry Nelson, and by one of our Contributors. It seems the media followed our leads. Dale Dorman’s first major radio gig was in San Francisco, at the famous 610 KFRC. Later, Dale would begin a more than 40 year run in Boston, doing wakeups at WRKO, then on to Fairbanks’ 105.7 WVBF which had then rebranded as Top 40 “F-105”. And after that, a 20 year stint in Mornings at WXKS-FM, “Kiss-108” before going to WODS “Oldies 103.3” Dorman retired in...

Dick Summer & the Nightlite Show, WBZ Radio 103 Boston | August, 1964

Now, from the 50kw Boston blowtorch reaching 38 states, Dick Summer‘s legendary night show on mid-60s WBZ! The history of WBZ is a long, storied one reaching back to the beginnings of commercial broadcasting. Only the second licensed station in the US (although not in it’s inevitable form), WBZ was generally a pop station, first in the golden age of radio (pop in the respect that it ran the popular programs and music of the day, having been a part of the NBC ‘Red’ network in the 40s), and later, as Boston’s second top 40 station, lasting until 1966. Smack in the middle of WBZ’s top 40 era was Dick Summer. He ruled the nighttime airwaves in Boston and all up and down the eastern seaboard until the station shifted to nighttime talk in the late 60s. Summer&...

WBZ Boston’s 90th Anniversary Celebration, Part 2 | September 19, 2011

Here’s part 2 of the Steve LeVeille Broadcast, 2-5am, 9/19/11.

WBZ Boston’s 90th Anniversary Celebration, Part 1 | September 19, 2011

Here’s part 1 of the much anticipated WBZ Boston 90th anniversary celebration. Radio historian (and freelance news reporter) Scott Fybush guests on the Steve LeVeille Broadcast at 12 midnight, Monday, September 19, 2011. Listen as they talk about the history of WBZ, from its first broadcast at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield in 1921, to the WBZ/WBZA combo station from Springfield and Boston, to Fybush’s days as a news writer for veteran news anchor Gary LaPierre. There’s plenty more to come, including full newscasts from CBS radio and the first three minutes of Boston’s Morning News at 5:01 AM at the end of part two! This is the first two hours of the program. Part 2 will feature the final three hours of the Steve LeVeille broadcast from this day.

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