Dana Hersey

The Movie Loft and Ask the Manager are two iconic programs formerly on TV 38 that remind us of Dana Hersey.  With his deep, resonant theatrical voice, Hersey expertly hosted The Movie Loft in the late 70s and 80s, making it a Boston area household name. His encyclopedic knowledge of movies made his introductions to the films of The Movie Loft a preview you did not want to miss.  The Movie Loft actually helped pioneer a new type of television broadcasting by introducing the hosted movie format, as well as airing only “unedited” movies.  That was quite an eye- and ear-opener for someone who was watching shows like Gilligan’s IslandLeave it to Beaver, and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.  Hersey also asked the questions on Ask the Manager with then Channel 38 General Manager Dan Berkery. On radio, Hersey was an announcer with WLYN-AM in Lynn and more recently co-hosted the popular morning show on North Shore 104.9 FM, Boston.