Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Moving always brings mixed feelings. Change is hard, but change is also good. It helps us grow, by learning new things, discovering new places, meeting new people and learning to adapt. Survival baby, that’s what it’s all about. If you don’t bend with the wind, your branches will break, I’ve learned these things in my life, having moved about every three years, growing up. Yes, I’m feeling a little sad and nostalgic on moving day, but hopeful for the future.

After 23 years at 55 Morrissey Boulevard, our Beasley Media Group of Boston radio stations is moving on up and over. I’m excited to work in beautiful, state of the art, new studios in Waltham. Everything will be shiny and new! But leaving the comforts of behind is hard. This building I moved into with our company 23 years ago holds so many memories. Did you know 55 Morrissey Blvd is famous? It was used in a scene in the Academy Award Winning film, Good Will Hunting. It was under construction at the time, and used as the scene where Matt Damon’s character worked. (See clip below).

The first live in studio performance here on the shores of Dorchester was from the multiplatinum,  multi-award winning group, Lonestar. I’ve hosted so many country artists in our studio, I’ve actually lost count. Some of the more memorable ones include Kenny Chesney,(we drank margaritas), Toby Keith (we tried his mescal), Locash was a blast, Kelsea Ballerini was our last in-studio guest before the pandemic and the first after the pandemic. Phil Vassar and Jo Dee Messina were almost regulars. The great Willie Nelson blessed with his presence for over a half hour- just chatting. Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood visited us. Oh, if these walls could talk. I hugged Steve Tyler here. Btw, he’s a really good hugger. Maren Morris performed “My Church” before anyone knew who she was. A few months later, her career blew up, I could go on and on, but I would likely cry.

I just wanted to thank the good people of Dorchester, and say thank you for your hospitality. I love it here and will come back to visit the old neighborhood, I’m sure (it’s only 5 miles from my house). My new commute will be much longer, but hey, I have a great station listen to, all along the way. Goodbye 55 Morrissey, I will miss you. And hello to Waltham, I look forward to new adventures with you.

  • Our Building- in the movie Good Will Hunting

    About :44 seconds into this clip from the 1997 Oscar Winning movie, you can clearly see our building (under construction).

  • The View On My Commute

    Honestly, with a view like this, I’m surprised this building wasn’t turned into condos long ago. But I’m sure glad it wasn’t. How lucky was I to see ths every day on the ride into work?

    Morrissey Blvd view

  • Steven Tyler Was Here!

    He’s kind of a big deal. So, back in 2015, after releasing his first country single, everyone in the building went nuts! Remember the song ,”Love Is Your Name? ” Steven was a long time country music fan, and finally got to do this special project with Big Machine Records.

    Steven Tyler at 55 Morrissey

  • Maren Morris Was Here!

    Before she became the Grammy Award winning multiplatinum queen of country that she is, Maren stopped by our studios to perform what would become her first single, “My Church”
    Maren Morris and Kruser Maren Morris close up in studio

  • First In Studio Guests

    Lonestar! It was 1999 and “Amazed” was riding the #1 spot on country radio and pop stations too!

  • Chronicle Was Here!

    The award winning program on WCVB paid us a visit on more than one occasion to talk all things country radio in Boston, and the country concert scene in New England. This was taken by their team, and was our original studio, before our big makeover a few years ago.

    Studio at 55 Morrissey before the makeover

  • Oh, The Places We've Sent You!

    When I think about all the places we’ve sent our listeners, all the prizes give away, it makes my head spin! We’ve sent you on tropical vacations, to every country concert, to Nashville, backstage and on stage! We even gave away Luke Bryan’s truck! All these prizes given away here from 55 Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester.

    Prizes Luke Bryan truck

  • Demo Day and Final Goodbyes

    It’s so hard to say goodbye toover 2 decades of memories and visitors and life changing events that happened while on the air. But when the demo is happening in front of you, it certainly makes it easier. Huge thanks to our engineering staff for getting the job done. They have worked tirelessly on this transition. That’s it. It’s Kruser signing off, from here at 55 Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester. #55forever

    Morrissey demo

    demo dudes

  • I'll Take This With Me

    23 years and all I have to move is this box
    Morrissey move box

  • One Last Selfie In Front Of the Wall...Okay, Maybe Two

    last morrissey selfie

    morrissey wall last selfie

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