WLAD plans takeover of Danbury, Earth

WLAD plans takeover of Danbury, Earth

There are 115 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from May 14, 2008, titled WLAD plans takeover of Danbury, Earth. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

Dave Rinelli is WLAD's new morning man. The 43-year-old city resident, who has been with the AM station since 1986, chatted with The News-Times about the station's new lineup, his influences, a rumor about Bart ...

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Danbury44

Norwalk, CT

#81 May 15, 2008
ridgenative39 wrote:
Dr. Laura is no longer on 800 AM. I can't find her anywhere around this listening area.
I think she is on at 5:00 pm. I've tried to find afternoon trivia and I got her instead. Now I know why there's no more afternoon trivia.
Local Gal

Shelton, CT

#82 May 15, 2008
Dr. Laura is on after 3:00 PM on WLAD 800 AM.
Dave Rinelli is good. No screaming, nice humor, not distracting me from driving my car.
I don't miss the other guy, he sounded unhappy and so did all the characters he played.
Good luck, Dave.
check it out

Danbury, CT

#83 May 15, 2008
you can call in your complaints to 744:)4800 that phone'll be ringing off the hook
Danbury Dude

Danbury, CT

#84 May 15, 2008
Thank God they got rid of that AWFUL Larry carriker!! He was NOT funny at all. And maybe bart Busterna is a nice guy and a loyal soldier but he is just as bad. If he just did the sports in a semi-serious tone it would be fine but he's got to try and be funny with his made up terms and voices.....ugh, he's bad. I'm 49 and lived in Danbury all my life, so I'm very familiar with WLAD since the 60's. I remember when Paul Baker and Abe Najamy used to broadcast Danbury Industrial League softball games!! Talk about lame, but times were different then. I thought Pete summer back in the 80's & 90's was excellent for this market. He knew and cared about Danbury and didn't try to be someone he's not. It was like having a conversation with a normal person. The jury is still out on Dave R. in the morning, but anything is an improvement over Larry carriker! Thank you WLAD.
Daphne

United States

#85 May 15, 2008
Since LD came ONLY Bart Besterna kept me from switching off WLAD for the longest time! LD was often unbearable. BUT it came down to enjoying Bart each time. His contributions.TV updates, comments,etc He's been underutilized L.D.joined. Its a mistake. Let him speak.
JoeN

Jewett City, CT

#86 May 15, 2008
crabby2nite wrote:
Sorry Irv, but I've already starting turning to Newsradio 88 during the drive times. Maybe if you hire some decent jocks, give them a library to work with, and pay them decently you might gain some ground.
Pay them decently!? Irv?!? HAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA
tergoe

Danbury, CT

#87 May 15, 2008
I have stopped listening! I miss larry in the morning and Dave in the afternoon. This has been my station for over 20 years. Bring back the old line up and you will bring back your long time listeners. Big mistake WLAD
equalinall

Stratford, CT

#88 May 15, 2008
Glenn Beck calls homophobic slur "just a naughty name".
http://thinkprogress.org/2007/01/23/beck-anti...

Glenn Beck is anti muslim:
http://mediamatters.org/items/200702020013
equalinall

Stratford, CT

#89 May 15, 2008
So..as those two articles show..Glenn Beck is homophobic, anti muslim, and anyone who actually WATCHES his show has seen him a million times, bashing immigrants. The man is a hatemonger, and I will never listen to WLAD so long as he is hosted on their program line up.

I do have to question yet again, why Newstimes is promoting this "new" hatefilled line up, and why TRIBUNA partners with WLAD considering this line up.
sharpshooter

United States

#90 May 15, 2008
equalinall wrote:
So..as those two articles show..Glenn Beck is homophobic, anti muslim, and anyone who actually WATCHES his show has seen him a million times, bashing immigrants. The man is a hatemonger, and I will never listen to WLAD so long as he is hosted on their program line up.
I do have to question yet again, why Newstimes is promoting this "new" hatefilled line up, and why TRIBUNA partners with WLAD considering this line up.
Only one reason Equal....$$$
Lori

New Haven, CT

#91 May 15, 2008
Oh great. Bring old Flush Limbaugh to Danbury. That's all we need--another has-been, hot air bag blowing his unique brand of stupidity out over the airwaves. Great move, WLAD...Not!
MrBig

Jamaica Plain, MA

#92 May 15, 2008
Perhaps it is time for Irv Goldstein to retire. What is he thinking having all rightwingers on. How about a more balanced lineup. At least one show to present the opposing view of these hatemongers. Poor decision, Irv. As for Bart, he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.
Chad Brookfield

Pasco, WA

#93 May 15, 2008
Wow! What an Ego! What a jerk! I 95 has been on the air for 31 years. It's a mother! A 50,000 watt mother! This guy won't last 31 minutes. He must show up at work every day in DOUBLE WIDE to fit his huge head. Ethan Carey is a God. You could'nt even ever hope to be half the personality he is you pompous ass. The only people who listen to WLAD are on life support and I'm sure they are begging someone to please pull the plug!!!Go luck and start sending out that demo tape now, you'll need it
MLF

New Milford, CT

#94 May 15, 2008
Bart might be the worst sounding person I've ever heard on the air. His voice is irritating and his sense of humor is weird. Bring back Pete Summers!
MLF

New Milford, CT

#95 May 15, 2008
Speaking of irritating radio people; the kid who does nights on 98Q sounds like an idiot. He SOUNDS like your stereotypical "radio dude". Tool.
PJ Dolan

Cranston, RI

#96 May 15, 2008
Does anyone know what happened to Pete Summers?
smarter than thou

Chicopee, MA

#97 May 15, 2008
Could the News-Times please report on why WLAD has decided to sound exactly like every single one of the Conservative hate-spewing stations coming out of New York? Was WLAD painfully unaware that the radio signals from these preexisting NY stations come in CRYSTAL CLEAR in the Danbury region?? Really, I'd love to know why a station that actually sounded different from the rest of the crap on the AM airwaves would extinguish exactly what set it apart from all the others in the first place. Did they actually think they'd reach a bigger audience and get better numbers...uh, by tapping into the exact same Religious Right audience that every other AM station is already tapping into??? Utterly nonsensical.
Right on

Woodbridge, CT

#98 May 16, 2008
Can anybody out there tell me who does the afternoon traffic now since WLAD only does it starting at 5:30 pm?
Daphne Bethel NgtkWrong

United States

#100 May 17, 2008
Yeah, only $$ brings Beck+Rush to WLAD.
$mula brought in because people LISTEN to them. ENJOY them.
Much better if sponsors & the station
STOP their evil ways, NOT earn funds used paid to employees- who in turn support families and themselves with.
Because working for money is tacky.
Also upset in newtown

Pasco, WA

#102 May 20, 2008
Ethan & Lou are awesome. WLAD stinks. Enough said!

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