Why The Sports Hub is kicking WEEI’s butt

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

It’s been talked about for a while in media circles and with today’s Boston Globe article it has become official common knowledge: The mere year-old sports station 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) is beating WEEI 850 AM in the ratings for key the demographics for sports radio (men 25-54). According to the article, The Sports [...]

Google Instant search and its effect on SEO

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Google launched its Instant search on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, and it will likely prove to be one of the major wathershed events in the history of Google search. Instant uses the keyword suggestion drop-down list to populate the search engine result page (SERP) even befor ethe user has submitted the search query by clicking [...]

Up In The Air leaves its viewers with a hard landing

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The young whippersnapper matching wits with two seasoned and weary veterans with a company’s future on the line. Am I thinking of The Bug Kahuna, In Good Company or Up In The Air? All three actually, but it is Up In The Air that has the widest and deepest approval by the cinerati, including an [...]

iAds, Apple’s ad-aggregation network for iPhone apps?

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

“This changes everything.” That’s what one developer told me as he watched Apple’s Steve Jobs demonstrate iAds at a keynote speech introducing OS4 for iPhone. iAds are ads displayed inside apps that run on iPhones and iPads. The supposed value-add of iAd ads is that they combine the emotional impact of TV commercials with the [...]

Boston Blogs directory relaunched

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Adam Gaffin of Universal Hub fame has updated the directory of Boston blogs at He mentioned in a tweet that the churn of blogs is quite high so it is not a bad idea at all to check it out every now and then. The blogs are listed by Boston neighborhood – or city [...]

Pictures of WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub’s street team hitting the road

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

A couple of months ago we snapped the photos below of Boston sports radio station WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub‘s street team heading west on the Massachusetts Turnpike. The photographer tells me the driver in one of the vehicles laughed at the attention and also that there were hot chicks in them (she didn’t exactly [...]

What might a new morning for AM radio hold?

Friday, November 27th, 2009

[12/18 update: The first change in the aftermath of the birth of WBZ-FM was pretty dull. AM-890, Boston's ESPN Radio station, went silent in October and switched to a Spanish-language music format on December 3. Nothing yet has happened with the stronger signals of WEEI or WRKO.] Life can get boring if one demands a [...]

CBS Radio Cuts WBCN, Adds Sports, Moves Mix from 98.5 to 104.1

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

104.1 WBCN – the self-proclaimed Rock of Boston – will soon be moved from terrestrial glory to the Internet graveyard, as originally reported by Adam Reilly on his media blog at The station’s owner CBS is moving Mix (WBMX) from its current signal 98.5 to WBCN’s. 98.5 will in turn be taken over by [...]

File under: Stolen! Boston Herald’s Inside Track swipes photo off the ‘Net

Monday, June 1st, 2009

I ran a small handful of keyword searches that are near and dear to me in Microsoft’s new search engine Bing today and found that the gossip section in the Boston Herald, the Inside Track Gals, used one of my pictures on May 11 to illustrate some item related to the the Boston Celtics Dancers. [...]

You Say Plagiarism, I Say Duplicate Content (0)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

some nitwit who copied passages because the idea of writing was more appealing than the writing itself. on Ben Domenech, 3/26/2006 New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd (461) has gotten herself into a pinch by lifting a paragraph written by blogger Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo fame and using it in one [...]