That Guy Tai writes on his blog about the lack of live local radio, BostonHerald.com - Blogs: the Tai-rade -The Need To Know:
"Last night at a little after 7, I found out that a section of 128 was virtually impassable, and had jackknifed tractor-trailers and abandoned cars blocking the traffic. How did I find this out? On satellite radio. I found it because I needed to know what was going on in order to get home safely. I had never listened to the traffic this way before. This bummed me out way more than any steroid scandal. How could WBZ, the region’s station of record, just act like nothing was going on and broadcast a Bruins game?"I replied on Tai's blog:
Hi Tai,You might remember that I was complaining about this problem with local radio earlier.
I agree with you 100%. I was at home yesterday fielding calls from my wife, who was trapped on 128. she wanted INFORMATION and wasn't getting it from WBZ, WRKO or ANY radio station out there.
When she called, I turned on the TV and went to the web. There wasn't anything better out there either.
Reporters were measuring the height of the snow with wooden rulers and interviewing people at rest stops.
There was NO information about what was happening.
My wife was trying to decide if she should attempt to get off at the Route 30 exit, and her only source of information on what was happening there was to look out her car window.
We have got to solve this communication problem.
I am going to start working on a solution.
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