Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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WROL 950AM & 100.3 FM, The Spirit of Boston, Boston-based Salem Media Group Boston, announced a new live talk show called “Boston & Beyond with Jeff Derderian.”
Derderian, who began his career in Providence, worked at WLNE-TV in Rhode Island (ABC) as an investigative reporter and also as a weekend anchor. Prior to WLNE, Derderian also worked at WJAR-TV, WPRI-TV, WBZ-TV, WBZ, WHJJ and WPRO and was featured on ABC News Radio.
He spent six years as a reporter in Boston at WHDH/Channel 7.
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About the new show
The show will air live Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. from the company’s Quincy Studios.
The show will feature live callers and guests and marks Derderian’s return to the airwaves.
“We are excited to bring more live content to the people of Boston, and when Jeff was approached, the idea was to utilize his extensive media experience and interviewing skills as well as his ability to engage people in lively conversation on Saturday mornings as people start their weekends,” said Salem Media Group Boston general manager Carole Howley Simmons.
“The show will focus on thought-provoking and talking questions, conversations people might have in the office or around the dinner table. It will be topical, engaging and interesting,” Simmons said.
He was one of the first New England television reporters to report live from New York just hours after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Additionally, he covered the Columbine tragedy and the return to space of legendary astronaut John Glenn.
“It’s nice to be back on the air in Boston. Covering stories for Channel 7, I’ve met so many wonderful people and being able to talk live with people adds that immediate and special element that only radio can. bring,” Derderian said. “I started my career in radio and you can really connect directly with the audience.”
Derderian was a minority owner of his brother Michael’s resort night club. The story of the tragedy is the subject of a book by Scott James titled, Trial by Fire; a devastating tragedy, 100 lives lost and a 15-year search for truth.
Boston & Beyond with Jeff Derderian debuts live Saturday, July 17 at 9 a.m. Listeners can call 617-770-3030 to be part of the show and the show can be heard live by tuning in to 950 AM, 100.3 FM. The show can be listened to online HERE.