Sick and tired of hearing the same old songs on the radio dial? Ready to try something new?
Tune in to Boston’s Best Radio and check out what Ernie Houle and gang are playing. And what better day to do that than Public Radio Broadcasting Day – January 13?
Go to https://bostonsbestradio.com to download the app, listen with smart speakers, or install Boston’s Best Radio and tell Alexa to “open Boston’s Best Radio.” There, you’ll hear what Ernie calls a Trop Rock mix, maybe some Stones, a little Buffett, perhaps some Garth – basically, a mix of classic rock, country, oldies, pop, reggae, local artists and more. You’ll also get weather and news updates.
Ernie, a Dracut native and lifelong resident, studied Broadcasting at Mount Wachusett Community College, then worked as a wedding DJ while running Locomotion DJs. When the pandemic struck, Ernie fell back on his broadcasting background and started his own radio station right out of his home on Pelham Road.
“In my home time, out of boredom and not being a fan of corporate radio, I started my own station,” Ernie says. “I think we have a great thing with the radio. It plays great music, and we take requests via our website.”
Boston’s Best Radio is also called Mo’s Place Radio in memory of a dog Ernie once had.
Ernie has some help in his foray into radio, with Michael Gleason providing entertainment news and Dracut’s own comedian, Johnny Joyce (aka Skip Skippers), providing the weather forecast. Ernie’s on the lookout for more on-air personalities to do news and sports.
Boston’s Best Radio’s most popular shows are the bluesy “Sunday Morning Sidewalk,” starting at 8 a.m.; “Sunday Sock Hop Soda Shop,” featuring oldies, starting at 10 a.m.; “Backstage Pass,” featuring live music, Tuesdays starting at 7 p.m.; and “Local Wednesdays,” showcasing local bands, starting at 7 p.m.
“I’m a huge supporter of local businesses and we offer several sponsorship opportunities,” Ernie says.
And as he said, Boston’s Best Radio takes requests; just go to http://bostonsbestradio.com/requests.
So if you’re driving around trying to find a good station or at home and you’d like a soundtrack to whatever you’re doing, download the “Mo’s Place Radio” app on your iPhone or Android, or just tell Alexa to “play Boston’s Best Radio.”