Staff Changes At Greater Media Boston

Steve Kelly Keith Stephens Country 102.5 WKLB Boston Keven Kevin Kennedy Candy O'Terry Magic 106.7 WMJX Greater Media

Greater Media is shaking up its airstaff at Country 102.5 WKLB and AC "Magic 106.7" WMJX Boston as three veteran personalities have been shown the door. At WKLB, afternoon host Steve Kelly exits after 17 years at the station and night host Keith Stephens is gone after 14 years. Incoming for … [Read more...]

Howie Carr Returns To WRKO

Howie Carr 680 WRKO Boston Vanguard Radio 1510 WMEX WUFC Boston Herald Radio

After an acrimonious divorce last fall, Howie Carr is quickly returning to Entercom Conservative Talk 680 WRKO Boston. Carr exited WRKO in November and moved to Vanguard Radio Network's 1510 WMEX. On March 16 Carr will return to his previous home and return to the afternoon slot that has been … [Read more...]

FCC Applications: Another Big Upgrade For 101.7 Boston

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iHeartMedia has completed its first round of upgrades for Country "101.7 The Bull" WBWL Lynn/Boston and has applied for a second, bigger upgrade. The first series of moves saw WBWL eliminate its directional antenna at One Financial Center in Boston with 1.7kW at 191 meters, while sister 101.5 … [Read more...]

EMF Acquires Positive FM

Positive FM PFM 89.3 WMSJ Portland 99.9 W260AS Lawrence Haverhill

Educational Media Foundation has acquired Bethesda Christian Broadcasting's 89.3 WMSJ Freeport, ME and 99.9 W260AS Lawrence, MA for $925,000. The pair currently operate as Christian AC "Positive FM" with WMSJ serving the Portland, ME market and W260AS some of Boston's northern suburbs. Following … [Read more...]

Top 10 Format Changes Of 2014

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For our review of 2014 we decided to focus on what we know best. Let's look back at the ten most influential format changes and rebrandings of 2014. 10 106.9 WCCC Hartford hasn't been a powerhouse in quite some time. But it was one of the few remaining relics to a previous era. The longtime … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 12/21

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Translator Applications It's not the upgrade to 99 watts that 103.9 W280EM Chicago stated they were going to file for, however Windy City Broadcasting is seeking to increase power while lowering antenna height. The translator will shift from 15 watts at 536 meters to 17 watts at 341 meters from the … [Read more...]

Howie Carr Makes Move To WMEX Official

Howie Carr 680 WRKO Boston Vanguard Radio 1510 WMEX WUFC Boston Herald

Update 11/15: Carr has made his move to 1510 official and will debut on Monday, November 17 from 3-7pm. Ken Carberry, owner of affiliate 830 WCRN Worcester will handle distribution. All other affiliates carrying the program will retain the show. "All of us here at the new 1510 WMEX are … [Read more...]

CBS Promotes Mike Thomas To VP/Sports Programming

CBS Radio Dan Mason Retirement

CBS Radio has promoted Mike Thomas to Vice President of Sports Programming. Along with the new duties joining Mark Chernoff in overseeing CBS' portfolio of all-Sports stations and the CBS Sports Radio network, Thomas will continue to program "98.5 The Sports Hub" WBZ-FM and Classic Rock 100.7 … [Read more...]

Hot 96.9 Boston Launches New Morning Show With Jermaine Wiggins

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Former NFL Tight End Jermaine Wiggins is joining Greater Media Rhythmic Hot AC "Hot 96.9" WBQT Boston as co-host of the station's new "Get Up Crew" morning show. Wiggins most recently worked at CBS' "98.5 The Sports Hub" WBZ-FM as a regular contributor after playing for six teams in an eight year … [Read more...]

Clear Channel To Modify Three Signals To Upgrade 101.7 Boston

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Clear Channel has applied to downgrade a pair of signals in New England to upgrade one in Boston. As first outlined by Northeast Radio Watch, Country "101.7 The Bull" WBWL Lynn/Boston will remain at its current location at One Financial Center in Boston with 1.7kW at 191 meters, but convert to a … [Read more...]

Fox Restores Advertising To Entercom Stations

Entercom Kirk Minihane Erin Andrews WEEI Fox Sports Advertising

Update 7/30: The Boston Globe reports that Fox will restore it advertising to Entercom's stations and once again allow its employees to appear on-air following the one-week suspension of WEEI's Kirk Minihane. A statement from Fox Sports Senior Vice President of Media Relations Lou D'Ermilio read, … [Read more...]

Radio Ramifications To Cox/Fox TV Swap?

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On Tuesday, Cox Media Group swapped their two television stations in San Francisco (Fox 2 KTVU and Independent "TV36" KICU) to Fox Television Stations for their owned stations in Boston and Memphis. Is there a radio connection to the swap? Back in 2012 Cox realigned their media properties "to … [Read more...]

Bull Evolves In Boston

101.7 The Bull WBWL Lynn Boston B101 B101.5 WWBB Providence Cool 102 101.9 WCIB Falmouth Cape Cod

Update 3:01pm: After three hours of stunting, WEDX launched its new identity as "101.7 The Bull" at 3pm today. Launching commercial-free for the rest of the summer, The Bull is launching with a current intensive Country format including core artists such as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny … [Read more...]

WUFC Leased To Vanguard Radio Network

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Blackstrap Broadcasting's 1510 WUFC Boston has been LMA'd to Wallis Communications. The lease was prematurely announced in April and supposed to take effect last Monday, but has now been finalized leading to the dropping of the station's Sports "Yahoo! Sports Radio 1510" format in favor for a mix … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 5/15

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Station Moves Mount Wilson FM's 97.9 KMZT-FM Salinas, CA seeks to increase from a Class A with 2.9kW at 146 meters to a B1 with 4.5kW at 175 meters (Coverage Map). In the northwest corner of Washington State, "Twilight 96.7" KBDB-FM Forks (named after the book/movie series that takes place … [Read more...]