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Top Radio Stations For Your Morning Commute

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If you have to drive to work on a major road in Massachusetts, you’re more than likely going to get stuck in some traffic and wind up in the car for a little longer than you’d like.  The good news?  At least you can listen to some great morning shows and music on the radio!  We’ve got you covered when it comes to sports, entertainment, and great music on your ride in to work.

For the Sports Fan: If you want up to the minute coverage of Boston sports teams, tune into the Dennis and Callahan morning show on WEEI 93.7  FM from 6 AM – 10 AM.  They cover the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and much more.  This morning show has held the #1 spot among men ages 25-54 since the winter of 2006 and often hosts special guests from ESPN, managers of teams, and even Jerry Remy.  Another great station for sports fans is 98.5 The Sports Hub.  They are the flagship station of the Bruins, Patriots, and New England Revolution and on your ride into work you can get the latest updates from Toucher and Rich who are also on air from 6 AM – 10 AM.

For the Entertainment Junkie – If you want the latest updates on celebs and the goings on in Hollywood, listen to Matty in the Morning on Kiss 108 FM weekdays from 6 AM – 10 AM, Boston’s #1 hit music station.  Not only do you get your typical news, traffic updates, weather alerts, etc, you also get the latest in entertainment gossip and they often have celebrities on to discuss their latest shows or music.

For the Hip Hop Lover – If you enjoy hip hop music, Jam’n 94.5 is Boston’s #1 station for hip hop and hit music.  The morning show with Ramiro is always entertaining and gives you the latest updates from everything to local news to updated news on the entertainment industry.  Another great thing about his show is the Jam Scam segment where friends and family members can request him to prank call their loved ones and trust us, the reactions are always hilarious and will make your morning commute that much more bearable.  A new station is also breaking onto this scene,  Hot 96.9 – The Rhythm of Boston which not only plays today’s hits but also throwbacks from the 80’s and 90’s.  Baltazar and Pebbles run a hilarious morning show weekdays from 6 AM – 10 AM and have fun questions for callers, a prank calling segment, and give away tickets all the time.

If You’re Looking For Easy ListeningMagic 106.7 is Boston’s station for soft rock and is perfect whether you’re dropping the kids off before work or even while you’re in the office.  Candy O’Terry recently took over the morning show for Mike Addams and will be on the air weekdays from 5:30 AM – 10 AM.  They play oldies from the 80’s, 90’s, and today’s hits so there’s something for everyone.

For Country Fans Country 102.5 is Boston’s top station for a variety of country music from artists such as Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.  Tune in and listen to JW and Lori on weekday mornings and don’t miss their Brain Strain trivia question each weekday morning at 7:10, the winner will receive a fabulous prize!

Did we miss anything?  Do you have a favorite station to listen to during your commute?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Photo By: Jason Cartwright

 

 

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel in MA

The holidays! What’s not to love? There’s great music, pretty lights, parties aplenty and, if you’re lucky, a great gift waiting for you under some adorable holiday-themed paper. The holiday season does come its share of challenges amongst the joy, and one of my least favorites is holiday travel in Massachusetts and its surroundings, and all the traffic that goes along with it.

Like any good journey,  the holiday travel season requires some thinking ahead and preparation. Make sure you’re prepared to hit the road with these Massachusetts holiday travel and safety tips.

Be Mindful of Massachusetts Law

  • In the state of Massachusetts, all occupants of your vehicle are required to wear seat belts. Make sure you have a seat and working belt for every passenger and yourself when traveling this holiday.
  • The speed limit on most Massachusetts highways is 65mph, however, some can be as low as 55mph. Leave with plenty of time to get where you’re going this holiday season and pay attention to the speed limit – nothing says “Bah Humbug!” like shelling out for a speeding ticket.
  • If you hit any rotaries on your journey, remember to yield to those already in the rotary when entering and always enter to the right.
  • Texting while driving has been banned in Massachusetts. Let it wait until you get there or you could face $100-$500 in fines, depending on whether it is your first offense. This applies to when you’re stopped at red lights. Again, nothing says “Bah Humbug!” like a hefty ticket. Or a crash, for that matter.

Be Ready for the Road

  • Sign up to get a free FAST LANE transponder and cruise through the tolls on the Turnpike, the Sumner and Ted Williams Tunnels, and the Tobin Memorial Bridge on the way to Grandma’s. If you’re heading out of state, your FAST LANE transponder can be used anywhere E-ZPass is accepted.
  • New England weather is unpredictable, so make sure you’ve winterized your car. Snow tires, an ice scraper, and perhaps a foldable shovel will keep you safe on wintery roads.
  • With a lot of people on the road, wintery conditions and the stress of the holidays, anything can happen. Make sure you’re covered with auto insurance.

Have Fun! But Not Too Much Fun…

  • Turn up the Christmas music while you travel! Most stations will play Christmas music mixed in with their standards, but there are a few stations that play strictly holiday themed music. In Massachusetts, Oldies 103.3 and 105.7 WROR play Christmas music round the clock, and WROR has an adorable segment where kids can call into Santa.
  • Plan ahead if you plan on drinking, and make sure have a designated driver for when you need to get home. The legal limit is a blood-alcohol content under .08. Drunk driving increases over the holidays, and Massachusetts police will be on the lookout for drunk drivers. Not only does driving under the influence put you in danger of getting arrested, it puts everyone you pass on the road in danger. Err on the side of safety and avoid a drunk driving accident by making sure you have a sober ride home.

Regardless of what you’re celebrating or where you are celebrating, we wish you safe and easy travel and a very happy holiday season!

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