Monday, July 29, 2013

Boston Herald Jumps Into Internet Radio World

The Boston Herald, the only major Hub daily with a pulse, is launching a new Internet radio service next week. Boston Herald Radio will feature a range of programming—most interestingly a dedicated sports talk show with former WEEI FlashBoy Jon Meterparel and former MASN reporter and Boston native Jen Royle. Unlike the Globe's Internet radio offering (RadioBDC), the Herald's model looks like it will actually offer interesting content. The Globe's idea of exciting radio is moronic "alternative" music programming and tie-ins with WGBH (perhaps the only other local outlet more boring than the Globe). The Herald is also offering its content on popular smartphone apps like TuneIn Radio—so people might actually listen at work or in their car. Hey, we'll give 'Meter' a listen.