I say "probably more correct, contracted" because he does (yet) not merit a profile on WUMB's "announcres" page which as of August 15.2013 lists state payrolled talent
Marilyn Rea Beyer
So who is this new script-reading "on air personality" with the Connecticut School of Broadcasting / commercial AAA radio persona?
Like many, Dominick has a Linked-in account. From his profile:
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Director of Operations at Garrison City Broadcasting
Talk about a great guy to work with! Dom is a PRO! He is THEE "go-to guy" when you need help with any project. He helped me when I was the "neebie" on staff at WBOS. Thank you, Dom! Hope to work with you again!
- Broadcast Media
Perhaps a new "on air personality" would bring some fres programming ideas and artists not usually heard on WUMB? No way! Tonight's programming is the same old rehashed pablum, you know the stuff its few listeners have been force fed for the past 5 years. Tonight's playlist since when I tuned in in East Boston over the drive home:
10:00 pm Indigo Girls Hammer and a Nail 9:56 pm Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What 9:53 pm Tin Bird Choir Takes Me Forever 9:49 pm Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Hanging Up My Heart (from Old Yellow Moon) 9:46 pm The Kinks Sunny Afternoon (from Face to Face) 9:41 pm Greg Brown Downtown (from 44 & 66) 9:36 pm KT Tunstall Feel It All 9:33 pm Ben Harper Fool for a Lonesome Train (from Lifeline) 9:29 pm The Decemberists Down by the Water (from The King is Dead) 9:25 pm Dawes From A Window Seat (from Stories Don't End) 9:20 pm J.J. Cale Out of Style (from Rewind) 9:17 pm Anne Heaton Watching You Win (from Honeycomb) 9:13 pm Robert Plant & Alison Kra Gone Gone Gone(Done Moved On) 9:10 pm Willy Mason Talk Me Down (from Carry On)As far as WUMB's decision to hire or contract Dominick, were you expecting from a state university, a UMass student be given the nighttime free-form producer/host role? Ha! As "Boston's NPR music station, WUMB operates as a student-free zone and has an AAA image and reputation to preserve. Which begs the question, since most of the WUMB programming is voicetracked, why not just have one "on-air personality" to do voice overs, then simply replay them over and over? Few would notice because few are listening. That would cut costs and cause no change in the quality of its broadcast sound, which, as we remember is once again dead last in the Boston Arbiton "people meter" ratings.