Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

“Con Salsa” Radio Show in Boston Celebrates 35 Years!

June 21, 2010

This week, we celebrate a landmark for Latino radio in general and WBUR of Boston in particular. This past weekend, WBUR’s Con Salsa show celebrates 35 years on the air. According to The Boston Herald, the show is going to ring in its anniversary with a big club party tomorrow:

“Con Salsa!”, a Saturday evening show on Boston University’s public radio station, 90.9 WBUR-FM, is sponsoring a Tuesday concert with Cuban timba band Pupy y Los Que Son Son at the Wilbur Theatre to mark the event.

The show has a history of being a community hub as well as an entertainment program. The call-in portion of the program has a long pedigree of highly personal messages being shared over the airwaves: marriage proposals, confessions of infidelity, messages for troops overseas, and much more. As a matter of fact, the show has quite a reputation for being a forum in which people share messages with those in the Massachusetts jail system, a topic I wrote about back in February 2009.

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Godsmack Smackdown

June 27, 2008

Our compatriots over at Entercom Communications tipped me off to a fun little interlude sponsored by their station WAAF 97.7 fm in Boston, Massachusetts…

An ideal radio station helps to foster the next generation of musical talent. With this in mind, WAAF provided a number of their listeners with a private percussion class courtesy of Godsmack (three time Grammy nominee) founder and front man, Sully Erna. The title? Get Smacked and Get Schooled!

Since WAAF is a station that is evolving onto the ‘net, you can not only listen to them live on their stream but you can also enjoy this nine-and-a-half-minute video of the Sully Erna smackdown.

Well, thats enough cymbal-ism for one day, stay tuned!