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Senator Tarr on NPR and MA legislators unite


Senator Tarr, Mayor Romeo Theken, Angela Sanfilippo, Feb 27, 2018 (Mayor Romeo Theken shared this photo)

Feb 28, 2018 – Senator Tarr’s voice came through my car radio on the way to work this morning on WGBH 89.7 “stories we’re following”.  I’ll add a link to the audio if they add it to the website. The story concerned off shore drilling and the senate resolution. Here’s the opening (you can find the complete resolution here  http://www.tarrtalk.com/). Mayor Theken shared photos, and Governor Baker’s letter of support  (see below the “read more” break)

Senator Tarr- Senate Resolution Calls for Protection of Massachusetts’ Waters

 Concerned about the potential for oil and gas drilling off of the coast of Massachusetts? Here is the text of the Senate Resolution that I sponsored with Senator Mike Barrett. The Senate adopted it unanimously. MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR TO LIMIT THE PROPOSED EXPANSION OF THE NATIONAL OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF OIL AND GAS LEASING PROGRAM AND TO PROTECT THE WATERS OFF THE COASTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND NEW ENGLAND. Whereas, on January 4, 2018, the United States Department of the Interior announced the publication of a draft proposed program in support of its national outer continental shelf oil and gas leasing program; and…”

In 1979,  Attorney General Francis Bellotti and Sarah Bates and Douglas Foy of Conservation Law Foundation brought suit against the government’s plan to sell oil-lease tracts on Georges Bank.


JJ Clarke, Angela Sanfilippo, Douglas Foy-  November 24, 1981

Senator Tarr 2000 cenotaph dedication photo gloucester archives

In 2000, throwback photo of Tarr from the Gloucester archives at the dedication of the cenotaph

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BREAKING NEWS: North Shore 104.9 launches new FM signal tomorrow to reach a million more people

#BOOM you heard it on GMG first!  This just in from Aurelia Nelson at North Shore 104.9.  Congrats to all at the station!

New FM Radio Signal In Boston Radio Market

Upgraded FM Signal to cover over 1 million more people inside the Boston Radio Market

Beverly, MA, January 9, 2013: WBOQ 104.9 FM announces the upgrade of WBOQ FM radio licensed to Gloucester, MA. WBOQ has moved its main transmitter site 11 miles West of the former transmitter site trading 11 miles of Atlantic Ocean coverage for 11 miles plus coverage of densely populated geography in the suburbs of Boston located in Essex and Middlesex counties and into Southern New Hampshire.

The move in project has been years in the making with federal approval from the FCC and FAA and local zoning approvals. WBOQ will launch the new station with all new state of the art antenna and transmitter equipment.

The stations move may not be its last as the station still has the ability for another upgrade with approval from the FCC and cooperation of another New England broadcaster that would give WBOQ one of the largest FM signals in the Boston radio market.

Station President and Owner, Todd Tanger, commented, “We are excited to turn on our new signal on Thursday January 10th as we continue to serve the North Shore of Boston and beyond. “ WBOQ is one of the last privately held FM radio stations in the country. Tanger also said, “ We have always taken pride in our opportunity to provide great music, information, and free public service announcements to our neighbors and friends.”

WBOQ FM’s signal will now reach a potential 2.4 million people in the Boston Radio Market.

WBOQ has been called North Shore 104.9 since 2003.

WBOQ FM has been home of the Red Sox Radio on the FM dial since 2006.

The Boston Radio market is the 10th ranked radio market in the United States.