WBZ Radio History
In the 1930s Springfield and western Mass experienced devastating floods. WBZ was there to tell the story. As weather conditions grew worse, we also provided evacuation information. Much like we did this year with the tornadoes in Western Mass and the hurricane events.
Young Dorothy Metzger had always dreamed of being a singer. She was 17 and barely out of high school, when she got her big break– hired to perform at Boston’s popular Cocoanut Grove nightclub.
WBZ dominated and pioneered talk radio in Boston. In 1963, Bob Kennedy began broadcasting “Contact.” He quickly earned a reputation for interviewing the top newsmakers of the day. Lovell Dyett was WBZ’s first African-American talk […]
As far back as the early 1920s, parents and kids who wondered if school might be canceled counted on WBZ for the “no-school announcements.”
From our earliest days, we featured concerts by nationally-known entertainers. As well as many local stars– like vocal duo Hum and Strum or country star Georgia Mae. Back then, WBZ aired many NBC network programs, like radio dramas and soap operas.