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(11/3/2011 7:17:15 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Yes, we're all aware of what is happening with the change in cultures from ABC/Citadel to Cumulus but you are doing a disservice to your readers when you have an interview with someone of this stature and you don't let them tell the industry what is really going on "in her words!"

And does it really matter if I programmed in NYC? WTF is that about?

- Ray Dio
(11/2/2011 11:16:43 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Laurie Cantillo gave me my big break by letting me sub for Joe Crummey before Labor Day Weekend. Everyone always asks- Is she really as sweet as she seems? Apparently, yes. Good luck in your travels Laurie- where you go, good radio goes with you.
- Lisa Wexler
(11/2/2011 9:40:13 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I have worked at upwards of six stations in the New York Tri State area during my radio career...Two of them New York City Stations and two of them the most legendary in the country, in Music and News/Talk. I have worked with the best in the business and continue to. Never have I learned so much from anyone in the business as Laurie Cantillo. She is not only the most brilliant programmer I have ever known, she is truly the fairest and most caring human being I have ever met. People like Laurie don't come along every day. Lucky the next group or gig that lands her...Laurie, your legacy and indelible mark of creativity, brains, humor and kindness will forever linger...thank you for being a mentor, teacher and friend to so many!
- laura smith
(11/2/2011 7:53:07 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I was very fortunate to work with Laurie at WABC and I can tell you that she is already sorely missed
(11/2/2011 7:18:49 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
For those of you who choose to post, without leaving your name, and whine and cry about the negative...only a fool, not paying attention, doesn't know the answer to what's going on. It's a question that hardly needs to be asked. Besides, we choose to look at the positives about the people in radio and the accomplishments they have achieved.

Have you ever programmed a station in market #1. We might know the answer if you posted your name. Feel free to e-mail me with your story.


- Ed
(11/2/2011 5:18:25 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Ray, she didn't leave of her own volition..
- Anonymous
(11/2/2011 3:22:54 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Grace Blazer is not getting the results one would expect from being PD of a GIANT FM signal from the city center vs a weakened AM competitor. Her mid-morning host would embarrass a 1 KW AM station in Millinocket, Maine (which I've visited to go white-water rafting, so I should know); and there's a hole between the afternoon drive-time local host and John Batchelor. WTKK is about even with the inferior WRKO-AM and doing less well than non-comm WBUR.
- Laurence Glavin

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