Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Boston Radio: Herald Revamps Talk Line-Up

A new morning drive team, a cutting-edge afternoon show and live dispatches from a new City Hall broadcast center will combine to give Boston Herald Radio listeners even more dynamic news and talk than ever before — and it all starts today.

“Boston Herald Drive,” which airs from 7 to 9 a.m. weekdays, will update news, weather and traffic every 20 minutes. News anchor Matt Fitzgerald says it’s akin to putting the broadcast into 
Boston Herald Drive

John Sapochetti joins Adriana Cohen as co-host of “Boston Herald Drive.” Sapochetti will bring a more liberal point of view 
to mix it up with Cohen’s 
conservative take.

“I will bring a populist progressive feel to complex issues” said Sapochetti, who promises to deliver some good, old sensibilities from his native Somerville. “I know how to find a good sub,” he joked.

Boston Herald Radio Executive Producer Tom Shattuck sees the new morning pair as a natural fit. “There is a palpable, mutual respect,” he said. “This will not be two hours of pundit brow-beating. These are real people, and we are all about real on Herald Radio.”

Herald Fargo Street
Another major change in the lineup is “Fargo Street,” which airs from 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. Hosted by Chris Villani and Tyler Sullivan and named for the address of the Herald’s Seaport District newsroom, the show is a three-hour conversation about current events, sports and entertainment.

“I love the chance to broaden all of our horizons a bit,” Villani said. “It is a big world 
and there are big conversations 
to have.”

Meanwhile, Shattuck will power up a multimedia center in the Herald’s City Hall Bureau to bring you live reports every day from high above City Hall Plaza.

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