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    BRW
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    “Joe Mathieu is leaving “

    Joe says he’s remaining in the market. He didn’t say for how long?
    Thinking about a next move for a news anchor isn’t easy (in Boston).

    Likely to one of the two public news radio outlets. I’d bet on 89.7.

    #174469

    BRW
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    “Joe Mathieu is leaving “

    Joe says he’s remaining in the market. He didn’t say for how long?
    Thinking about a next move for a news anchor isn’t easy (in Boston).

    Likely to one of the two public news radio outlets. I’d bet on 89.7.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2017/05/15/joe-mathieu-named-new-anchor-wgbh-morning-edition/9bEoopHze7Q2HDrab2XyDK/story.html

    #174480

    Uncle Kaimbridge
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    So, is this likely a case of “unable to reach an agreement at contract renewal time” and ‘GBH saw the chance, or they were in talks before he left?

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    #174490

    blackroc
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    pursue him (PBS stations?)

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    It wasn’t particularly hard to figure out was it?

    #174633

    coughitup
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    I hear Joe’s starting a new job at WGBH-FM as the new local host of “Morning Edition.”  And I think he’ll have the whole 5 hours of it, since WBUR-FM, which also carries the show, bolts out at 9 a.m. to carry BBC World Service News Hour.

    #174660

    BRW
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    So, is this likely a case of “unable to reach an agreement at contract renewal time” and ‘GBH saw the chance, or they were in talks before he left?

    Joe has a good agent who always looks out for his client.

    #174662

    OldNewsGuy
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    So, is this likely a case of “unable to reach an agreement at contract renewal time” and ‘GBH saw the chance, or they were in talks before he left?

    Joe has a good agent who always looks out for his client.

    Who is his agent?

    #174777

    RadioGeek
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    If the sports entities of WEEI and “The Sports Hub” are combined at 98.5, I’d like to see the WBZ-FM call sign move to another frequency.  Regardless whether it be 93.7 directly in a simple call sign swap or a three way swap, putting WBZ-FM on another property in turn moving that displaced station to 93.7, I would like to see the Classic Hits format of what is now the WODS HD2 entity be reborn.

    If this was done, retire the WODS call sign by moving it to another market to park it (maybe even in Boston to an AM) and use WBZ-FM with the frequency (like 101.1 WCBS-FM).  The WBZ call sign holds a lot of historical value and I would love to see it be used proudly on a classic hits 60s-90s format.  Although I would hope for JAM jingles from various packages like the classic Z100 ’80s jingles, it would probably be ReelWorld, as all CBS Radio Classic Hits stations have or are moving to.

    Imagine (using 93.7 as an example), “93.7 WBZ-FM – The Greatest Hits of the ’60s, ’70s & ’80s!” and the jingle themes that would match it well.  Again, I’d like for it to be “Boston’s Greatest Hits”, but WROR snatched that quite a while ago.  Anyway, if it was on 93.7, 97.7 would need to be a simulcast to go against WROR.  More realistically, maybe do the 3-way swap mentioned earlier so this station could be on a full market signal to go up against Beasley with a winning chance.  In any case, this would make great business sense.  Have you looked at where the WROR ratings are?  And that’s still a lot more rock leaning than a Classic Hits station.  It might even force WROR to adjust there focus to compete.  I’d love to see this happen!

    #176760

    mgpt6
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    Any idea which will be the 2 FMs to be divested?  97.7 FM is probably one being a Class A FM. Which do you think will be the second?

    Also will Entercomm keep all  3 AMs?

    Also, could EMF afford to buy 97.7 or the other FM which would be a Class C FM?(Hope EMF does buy 97.7 take the pressure of the non-comms of getting any offer the adminstrations  cant refuse.)

    #176800

    Joseph_Gallant
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    My guess is that 93.7 will get spun-off (with WEEI and WBZ-98.5 programming combined on 98.5 under the WEEI calls), and perhaps WAAF-107.3 might also be spun-off.

    Although WKAF-97.7 is only a Class A, it’s got a transmitter atop Blue Hill and likely has a strong signal over Boston itself.

    And perhaps one of the remaining CBS/Entercom FM’s will get the WBZ-FM calls and a flip to a simulcast of WBZ-1030 (maybe WODS-103/3?).

    And yes, I expect EMF will probably buy one of the local FM stations spun-off by the CBS Radio/Entercom merger for their national “K-Love” Contemporary Christian network.

    Another possible noncommercial buyer of any stations spun-off in the CBS Radio/Entercom merger might be WGBH; while they could buy WKAF-97.7 (perhaps to launch a 24/7 jazz outlet or simulcast WCRB-99.5 to give that station a strong signal South of the city), I could also see ‘GBH going after 107.3 (possibly to simulcast either their main service on 89.7 or to simulcast ‘CRB) or 93.7 (to launch a 24/7 jazz outlet).

    I also wouldn’t be surprised to see WBUR-90.9 going after 107.3 to simulcast ‘BUR and give it a stronger signal in Central Massachusetts.

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