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  • #137292

    raccoonradio
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    iHeart Makes Talk 1430 Official As Rush Limbaugh’s New Boston Home

    RadioInsight notices Talk1430.com registered..iHeart blowing up Mia to place Rush,Sean etc? Ay caramba!

    If so and if Salem does make 1260 another Answer,you could have conserv talk on 680,1260,1430 and 1510…

    #137295

    mgpt6
    Member

    Small pie for 4 stations to eat.680 still #1 on the books for AM talkers.. 1430 AM may keep ratings it had with Mia 1430. Will Iheart put Mia 1430 on HD3 of 94.5 or 107.9 FM? Or will 101.7 go HD with power upgrade and put Mia on 101.7 HD2? Guess this will probably mean that WBZ AM 1030 will be only AM HD in Boston at some point.

    #137297

    Nathan Obral
    Participant

    At least WKOX was targeting a small but niche audience with a substandard AM that wouldn’t be viable otherwise. And all of that is being blown up just so iHeart can pay the silly $1.5M affiliate fee for a show that is clearly on the decline… because no one else wanted to.

    Which is just sad.

    It **does** solve the question of where most of the Premiere talk product will wind up after WMEX dropped Hannity and Glenn Beck. But don’t expect any investment into the station… no local talent or personnel, and zero promotional budget to speak of. It will be treated as a red-headed stepchild.

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    #137298

    John Garrett
    Member

    It is kind of funny that with all the speculation none of us thought about blowing up 1430 to give Rush a place to land. Even when 1430 had a 2.5 with adult standards it was treated as the red headed step child

    #137300

    BRW
    Participant

    At least WKOX was targeting a small but niche audience with a substandard AM that wouldn’t be viable otherwise. And all of that is being blown up just so iHeart can pay the silly $1.5M affiliate fee for a show that is clearly on the decline… because no one else wanted to.

    Which is just sad.

    It **does** solve the question of where most of the Premiere talk product will wind up after WMEX dropped Hannity and Glenn Beck. But don’t expect any investment into the station… no local talent or personnel, and zero promotional budget to speak of. It will be treated as a red-headed stepchild.

    Yea, but then again, people listen very differently these days. It’s not always about the signals or frequencies anymore. Station’s site is just as important as the frequency. In Clear Channel’s case, it’s all about its Iheart on-line platform. Especially with Rush being on at Noon, his diehard fans in Boston will listen on the office or home computer, mobile apps and in the car, of course.

    #137301

    raccoonradio
    Participant

    True though they may wind up listening to a diff. station running Rush online…something like their own WHYN in Holyoke (which also runs Howie; occasionally I’ll listen to Howie online via iHeart app on WHYN)
    By day the signal will reach at least a good chunk of the Boston area, though there’s the inevitable power line interference and people having trouble getting it at work. Thus the apps for phone or computer.

    Depending on where one is there are the other iHeart talk stations surrounding the area. If you go just a bit south of Boston there’s 920 in Prov.; on the way to the Cape, there’s 95.1. West of town, 580 and 94.9; north of town, 610 etc.

    What would a 1430 lineup be like?
    http://www.premierenetworks.com/Pages/Category.aspx?type=Talk
    Morning drive, who knows–probably syndie–Imus is still out there believe it or not (970 Portland has him); Beck, Rush, Hannity–after that maybe America now and who knows what. They wouldn’t take their own Coast 2 Coast off RKO would they? Heck maybe they’d rerun Beck or something…oh, or maybe they could run their Fox Sports
    http://www.premierenetworks.com/Pages/Category.aspx?type=Sports

    #137308

    BRW
    Participant

    IHEARTMEDIA BOSTON DEBUTS TALK 1430 BRINGING NEW TALK STATION TO BOSTON
    All-New Programming Lineup Launches with
    America’s No. 1 Talk Radio Personality Rush Limbaugh

    Boston, Mass. – June 15, 2015 – iHeartMedia Boston announced today the launch of TALK 1430 WKOX, effective June 29, 2015. WKOX will feature an all-new programming lineup of America’s top talk radio personalities, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, with FOX Sports Radio programming during overnights. The new format will debut at noon on June 29 with The Rush Limbaugh Show, the most-listened-to Talk radio program in the U.S.
    Below is WKOX’s new weekday programming schedule:
    · FOX Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North – 6 – 9 a.m.
    · The Glenn Beck Program – 9 – noon
    · The Rush Limbaugh Show – noon – 3 p.m.
    · The Sean Hannity Show – 3 – 6 p.m.
    · America Now – 6 – 9 p.m.
    · The Mark Levin Show – 9 p.m. – midnight
    · Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis – midnight – 1 a.m.
    · The Jason Smith Show – 1 – 2 a.m.
    · The Ben Maller Show – 2 – 6 a.m.

    “We are excited to bring this powerful lineup of Talk show hosts to our cluster here in Boston,” said Alan Chartrand, Market President, iHeartMedia Boston. “We are confident that the biggest names in the talk radio format will serve our listeners and advertisers well.”

    “We are proud to have the best talkers in the business back home at iHeartMedia Boston,” said Dylan Sprague, Senior Vice President Programming, iHeartMedia Boston.

    iHeartMedia Boston has a strong cross-platform presence and TALK 1430 WKOX joins a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — including 94.5 WJMN-FM, 101.7 WBWL-FM, 101.7 WXKS-HD, Kiss 108/WXKS-FM, 1200 WXKS-AM and 1430 WKOX-AM — and produces legendary marquee events including Kiss 108’s Jingle Ball, JAM’N 94.5’s Summer Jam, Kiss 108’s KISS Concert and JAM’N 94.5’s Monster Jam. iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Boston market and its programming and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service with its more than 600 million downloads, nearly 80 million social media followers and 87 million digital uniques across the Network.

    Fans can also list to TALK 1430 WKOX on the stations website http://www.TALK1430.com as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app.

    #137310

    Joseph_Gallant

    I would guess that Rush Limbaugh’s last show on WRKO-680 will be a week from Friday, June 26th.

    June 29th may actually be a bad time for the new format of WKOX-1430 to launch for one simple reason: Chances are that most, of not all, of the talk hosts whose syndicated shows will be heard on the station will be on vacation that week (June 29th-July 3rd) and the following week (July 6th-10th) as well, meaning “Talk 1430” will probably launch with two weeks of 24/7 “best-ofs”.

    (In fact, I believe that for most nationally-syndicated talk-show hosts, taking vacation time around July 4th is actually written into their contracts)

    I say “probably” because the Supreme Court is expected to rule on same-sex marriage at the end of their term (the term ends June 30th) in what will either way likely be the most important ruling that the nation’s highest court will have made in over sixty years. Some of the hosts to be heard on the new WKOX may decide to delay the start of their vacations to be on the air the day the decision is handed down to react to it.

    Should Beck, Limbaugh, and Hannity delay the start of their vacations until the court ruling, no matter what the ruling is (assuming the ruling is the 29th or 30th), the new WKOX format could start with a bang. Otherwise, the new format will begin with a whimper.

    #137312

    BRW
    Participant

    I would guess that Rush Limbaugh’s last show on WRKO-680 will be a week from Friday, June 26th.

    June 29th may actually be a bad time for the new format of WKOX-1430 to launch for one simple reason: Chances are that most, of not all, of the talk hosts whose syndicated shows will be heard on the station will be on vacation that week (June 29th-July 3rd) and the following week (July 6th-10th) as well, meaning “Talk 1430″ will probably launch with two weeks of 24/7 “best-ofs”.

    (In fact, I believe that for most nationally-syndicated talk-show hosts, taking vacation time around July 4th is actually written into their contracts)

    I say “probably” because the Supreme Court is expected to rule on same-sex marriage at the end of their term (the term ends June 30th) in what will either way likely be the most important ruling that the nation’s highest court will have made in over sixty years. Some of the hosts to be heard on the new WKOX <strong class=”d4pbbc-bold”>may decide to delay the start of their vacations to be on the air the day the decision is handed down to react to it.

    Should Beck, Limbaugh, and Hannity delay the start of their vacations until the court ruling, no matter what the ruling is (assuming the ruling is the 29th or 30th), the new WKOX format could start with a bang. Otherwise, the new format will begin with a whimper.

    You’re wrong on Rush. He’s was just out on vacation last week. He’ll be on live on the 29th.

    #137313

    Joseph_Gallant

    BRW: Thanks!

    #137314

    Joseph_Gallant

    As of 4:30 P.M. EDT today (June 15th), the WKOX-1430 homepage has been changed to a press release announcing the new format.

    And the logo is the same (except for frequency) that was used by WXKS-1200 when they were “Talk 1200”.

    #137321

    Nathan Obral
    Participant

    Yea, but then again, people listen very differently these days. It’s not always about the signals or frequencies anymore. Station’s site is just as important as the frequency. In Clear Channel’s case, it’s all about its Iheart on-line platform. Especially with Rush being on at Noon, his diehard fans in Boston will listen on the office or home computer, mobile apps and in the car, of course.

    They might as well put a pure simulcast of any of iHeart’s talk stations on WKOX, and the results would be no different. Why not?

    The schedule is a complete and utter disaster in the making. Fox Sports Radio is being run off the bird IN MORNING DRIVE ON A STATION IN MARKET #10. That’s all you need to know.

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    #137324

    Nathan Obral
    Participant

    I would guess that Rush Limbaugh’s last show on WRKO-680 will be a week from Friday, June 26th.

    June 29th may actually be a bad time for the new format of WKOX-1430 to launch for one simple reason: Chances are that most, of not all, of the talk hosts whose syndicated shows will be heard on the station will be on vacation that week (June 29th-July 3rd) and the following week (July 6th-10th) as well, meaning “Talk 1430″ will probably launch with two weeks of 24/7 “best-ofs”.

    (In fact, I believe that for most nationally-syndicated talk-show hosts, taking vacation time around July 4th is actually written into their contracts)

    I say “probably” because the Supreme Court is expected to rule on same-sex marriage at the end of their term (the term ends June 30th) in what will either way likely be the most important ruling that the nation’s highest court will have made in over sixty years. Some of the hosts to be heard on the new WKOX <strong class=”d4pbbc-bold”>may decide to delay the start of their vacations to be on the air the day the decision is handed down to react to it.

    Should Beck, Limbaugh, and Hannity delay the start of their vacations until the court ruling, no matter what the ruling is (assuming the ruling is the 29th or 30th), the new WKOX format could start with a bang. Otherwise, the new format will begin with a whimper.

    Contracts are contracts. Entercom and iHeart could care less about what the Supreme Court does unless it involves their own well-being. Same sex marriage Really, any polemic issue out there does not impact their livelihood, and it really won’t have any tune in value beyond the existing shrinking audience of old, angry white males in the 55-dead demo.

    Besides, WKOX is being set up to be non-competitive from the get-go. Failure is the only option.

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    #137325

    nowradioguy
    Participant

    Yea, but then again, people listen very differently these days. It’s not always about the signals or frequencies anymore. Station’s site is just as important as the frequency. In Clear Channel’s case, it’s all about its Iheart on-line platform. Especially with Rush being on at Noon, his diehard fans in Boston will listen on the office or home computer, mobile apps and in the car, of course.

    So, if it’s indeed all about the infamous and blessed iHeart platform, then why does unClear Channel even bother with loser signals like 1200 and especially 1430? No one can hear them.

    And am I the only one who noticed that Mark Levin is heard between 7 PM and 10 PM on WRKO? Is ‘RKO dropping Levin, too?

    This whole soap opera is sucking more and more each day.

    #137326

    raccoonradio
    Participant

    Yes no doubt means Levin off RKO;
    No idea who replaces him.And they want to clear some Fox Sports shows here just as they did for awhile on 1510 (who also ran NBCSports and
    Yahoo Sports for awhile).Just to clear the shows;ratings won’t matter. A loss leader as other stations in the cluster make money.
    Maybe they tried to sell 1430 and nobody wanted it.

    So in the end 1430 will debut before Answer1260,if that indeed is Salem’s plan,and neither station will have huge audiences. Another year or even in a few short months,
    1260,1430,or 1510 may just turn to something else.

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