Washington (November 7, 2017) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which has jurisdiction over telecommunications issues, released the following statement today on ongoing discussions between WBZ AM and iHeartMedia.
“WBZ is an iconic media institution, and its dedicated employees have for decades brought the news, traffic, and weather to countless listeners in Boston and throughout New England. I call on iHeartMedia to do right by all of WBZ’s existing employees and resolve this dispute as quickly as possible. The people of Massachusetts depend on WBZ and its employees, and this change of ownership should have no impact on its feed and those who make it possible.”