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Old 06-11-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Does anyone know why Steve LaVelle (not sure of the spelling) retired? Same question as to who is replacing him. I thought he was so happywith his show I was surprised to hear that he was retiring.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Hecwent on vacation with his wife, but mysteriously was absent even longer with fill in hosts, making things frustrating for many listeners.

I think he made reference to one of his occasional guests, Carl Bean, the Red Sox PA announcer, who was killed in a car crash over Steve's vacation. I think that got him thinking. They were similar in age.

Mentioned he and his wife feel they can financially retire now, so why not?

I was shocked when he came on air that night and mentioned it. I thought he was truly joking.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I suggest that you post that same question on the radio industry's own website at Radio-Info.com: Radio's Online Community.

Rest assured that some broadcasting veterans from Boston and elsewhere will gladly answer it.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies will check out the new link.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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I was shocked. It was as shocking as the day (night) he was suddenly laid off a few years ago.

My theory is that he was affected by friends and acquaintances who have died recently. His friend (mentioned above)--that was a true friend and on Steve's blog he gives a long eulogy about his friend who never got the chance to retire.

Then, recently, Dave Maynard, a long time WBZ broadcaster, died and that must have been quite a shock. Then also, the man who was laid off at the same time Steve was (can't think of his name, the black man with the beautiful deep voice) --well, he just died too.

That kind of thing would get to you. Steve was also having medical problems with his arm and was in pain and that's medical-hospital related so I think if you add it all up, that's what you get--get out while the getting's good. Retire while you are still young enough to enjoy it.

I wonder who's going to replace (well, no one can really replace him) be hired in his place?
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