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Eric Jackson and Jazz Week

When he headed for BU from his home town of Camden, New Jersey, in 1968, Eric Jackson thought his ultimate destination was medical school and a career in psychiatry. But as a jazz fan from an early age — and the son of a fairly renowned jazz DJ — he foun
Good waves
By JON GARELICK  |  April 29, 2011

Boston Media Smackdown: WBUR vs. WGBH, Boston Globe vs. Everyone


At last weekend's NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM, the Free Press folks asked me to bring together a cross-section of our fair city's movers and...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 16, 2011
Festive occasion

Festive occasion


 After eleven years the Roxbury International Film Festival  looks like its going to expand its boundaries, and not just by adding the word "International" to...
By Peter Keough  |  July 29, 2010
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Tony Cennamo (1933-2010)

Tony Cennamo is synonymous with jazz radio in Boston. A fixture on WBUR from the early '70s to his last late-night show in 1997, Cennamo — who died on June 8 — was lively, outspoken, even outrageous. But his depth of knowledge was irreproachable.
Boston jazz loses a great
By JON GARELICK  |  June 18, 2010
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The onliest Sonny

Sonny Rollins has held the unofficial title of world’s greatest living improviser at least since the early ’70s, following the death of John Coltrane and the second of two extended Rollins sabbaticals from public performance.
Rollins looks at 80
By JON GARELICK  |  April 09, 2010

Radio Boston goes daily; 'BUR-'GBH heats up


Radio Boston, WBUR's weekly local-news show, is about to become a five-day-a-week affair. As Universal Hub's Adam Gaffin notes, a posting for an executive producer...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 17, 2010


Clearing the air

Adam Reilly’s analysis of right-wing talk radio’s support of Scott Brown was nearly perfect.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 12, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 12, 2010
The Ayla Brown effect

The Ayla Brown effect


 Ayla Brown's appearance yesterday on behalf of her father, would-be US Senator Scott Brown, is big news: the Herald gives it the cover treatment, and...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 13, 2010
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Through a glass darkly

Predicting a Super Bowl winner doesn't make you a genius: after all, given a pool of 32 teams, one of them is bound to capture the trophy. But predicting the future for an industry that's been buffeted by new technologies and economic vicissitudes, and
Forecasting the media year to come
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 08, 2010

Tonight in Copley Square: WGBH and its discontents


In a piece that'll be out later this week, I cite the coming public-radio battle between WBUR-FM and WGBH-FM as one of the big media...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 05, 2010
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Malign neglect

If, as the Globe editorial page put it, Boston politics need CPR, why is the press idly standing by?

Are the media abetting the death of Boston politics?


By ADAM REILLY  |  November 14, 2007


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Air apparent

With any institution in flux, it’s easier to pinpoint when things fell apart than when they were put back together.
WBUR has done a 180 under Paul La Camera, thanks, in part to some serious-news hires
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 19, 2007
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Still crooning

It’s the morning of Ted Kennedy’s 74th birthday, and as the senator enters NECN’s Newton headquarters, he warmly greets Chet Curtis — who is tan and rested after a stint in his Fort Lauderdale condo — as an old friend.
How Chet Curtis became the Larry King of New England Cable
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  March 03, 2006