South Shore Live

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South Shore Live is brought to you by South Shore Magazine and Airs Mondays from 9:00-10:00 pm on 95.9 WATD.



Each week we’ll bring you where to go, who to know, what to do on the South Shore. From Quincy to the Cape, from Brockton to the beaches, if its happening on the south shore we’ll tell you about it!

We’ll take you behind the scenes into restaurants, to meet the chefs, to meet biz owners. To hear the stories from authors and long time residents.



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The Hosts:


Stan Blackmur

Stan is the owner of Black Rock Advertising and Publishing, who own and publish South Shore Magazine, along with his wife Mary Ann. Stan also owns and produces South Shore Live Radio and their respective websites and Stan is a life long resident of Hingham and has family ties back to 1635.

With over 25 years of experience in printing and advertising, ideas for the show come easily for our  concept of “who to know, what do and where to go…here on the south shore”.

South Shore Magazine is the lead partner for South Shore Live which on July 8,2013 is celebrating it’s 5thyear on the air. We’ve come a long way baby! Stan moved from the periphery of the show, to lead host and producer for the last 3 years.

Favorite show topics for Stan are craft beer tastings and fine food tastings (although he is a sucker for anything with bacon and or dark chocolate). By far Stan is most passionate about the live music every week from 9:15-10 on the Hour 9 Lounge! “Giving local and regional musicians the opportunity to play their original and cover tunes live on the radio is so much fun and rewarding and I get to see live music every week in the front row.”

Stan and Mary Ann have 2 sons Kevin and Caleb and 2 dogs Ilsa (a Newfoundland) and Logan (a Golden Retriever).

Toaster Boy (aka Alan Kearney)

If you look closely, you may see Alan reflected in his new toaster, lol and boy does Alan like to toast.  Guests (and groupies) are invited to see the real Alan at the station on Monday nights.

We stopped the elusive Alan in the WATD hallway and asked for his credentials so we could post them online here.  This is what he told us:

“Tell them I’m an architect (which is actually true) who specializes in restaurants especially sports bars because that’s where the game is on and they keep the beer. Add the political cartoonist, for the Hingham Journal since 1996, because I believe the pen is mightier than the sword , and the pencil is mighty too. Mighty Mighty, just lett’in it all hang out! Then my broadcasting credentials, foreign bank accounts, off shore divestments, private jet, the yacht. Oh and mention I had lunch with my mom.”

Thank you Toaster Boy!


Erica Sweeney

Erica Sweeney

Erica’s childhood ambition was to become Olivia Newton-John, but she settled for becoming a lawyer and a writer instead. Her writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, the New York Times, South Shore Magazine, various parenting websites, and several diaries with kittens on them.

Erica graduated from the University of Michigan and Boston College Law School. Aside from having her three children, her proudest moment was when Oprah Winfrey asked her to read her writing on stage at the Life You Want conference in 2014. Erica is the author of Scotch Tape is Cheaper Than Botox: and more not-so-helpful tips for parents, spouses, and other tired people.


Lucy Jacobus

Lucy currently works at Propel Marketing as an implementation specialist, building websites, email campaigns, and logos. She has worked in strategic marketing and was a freelance graphic designer for 7 years. Lucy graduated from Regis College where she ran track and majored in graphic design and communications. She ran the Dublin Marathon, attended the second Woodstock, and has met America’s favorite housekeeper, Tony Danza. In junior high, Lucy was a member of the synthesizer club. Her keyboard talents caught the ear of The Backstreet Boys, who sent her a demo tape. She couldn’t see the talent and threw it in her metal Debbie Gibson trash can.

Laura Noonan

I run a web application team called ::play:: (what else?, lol) and everyday we build lots of nifty software apps for businesses and gov groups. It’s cool and I dig learning things.  So much so, we’re building an app to make and take online classes so lots of people can learn from each other. We do all these good things in the harbor in Scituate (window view, thank you) and I live in the same town (sooo convenient) with my hubby and three children.  I get all excited when things are simple, homemade and feel really good (like my new Electrolux vacuum cleaner that’s orange and cordless and lightweight and just really pretty).  I majored in sociology and philosophy, got my masters in Broadcast Journalism and a degree in Law. None of these am I using, haha. Well, they all come in handy along the way (wherever it is I’m going next).

I love the color grey, sushi, my red guitar, my ipod and my snork (guitar tuner) and being with people who and are free to be who they want to be and don’t care or mind what I want to be.   I’m attempting to write a book (fiction, love story), attempting to play tennis, attempting to sing, attempting to play guitar and piano and I still get excited every time someone calls into the radio show.

Cindy Rosenfeld

Cynthia Rosenfeld is a publicity and social media marketing expert whose career began at Fidelity Investments and continued at Mullen ad agency. Later, as a national and European event manager for a clinical research organization, Cynthia’s PR skills catapulted her clients from the unknown to the forefront of industry recognition. In March of 2012, Cynthia founded a social media marketing company, Main Street Media Group. MSMG manages social media for businesses on a local and national level. They also provide training in both the classroom, and one-on-one settings.  The author of blog and Facebook page, Cynthia has woven her influence throughout the South Shore.

About the Author

WATD online and on air contributors include, but are not limited to: The Associated Press, Precision Weather Forecasting, local news stringers and reporters, in-house news and internet media staff, State House and town hall reporters, freelance reporters, special feature reporters and producers, and on air radio hosts and personnel.