104.9 Boston

People Moves 5/11: Morning Show Out At Northshore 104.9

Westport Broadcasting AC “Northshore 104.9” WBOQ Gloucester MA has parted ways with morning hosts Dana Hersey and Kevin ‘Mugs’ McGonagle reports Patch.com. Hersey is a longtime personality in the Boston market best known as host of “The Movie Loft” on WSBK-TV. Sam Hill is stepping down as midday host at Entercom Hot AC “Alice 105.9” KALC Denver to focus on her duties as Program Director of Classic Rock “99.5 The Mountain” KQMT and as Music Director of KALC. Entercom is taking applications for the midday opening here. Dispatch Broadcasting Sports “97.1 The Fan” WBNS-FM Columbus OH has hired Beau Bishop and James Laurinaitis as its new 10am-12pm hosts. Bishop previously worked at the station and sister WBNS-TV from 2007-...[Read More]

North Shore 104.9 Shifts To AC

Westport Communications Full Service Oldies “North Shore 104.9” WBOQ Gloucester MA has moved to Adult Contemporary following its Christmas Music run. The station, which serves the northern suburbs of Boston, is also brandishing a new “Keep It Local Radio” tagline. President Todd Tanger told Patch.com that “We’ve been working on this update for 6 months with the goal of delivering the most Local Radio product complemented with the most mass appeal family friendly product so that we could reach the most amount of people possible inside our North Shore and Merrimack Valley listening area. “Keep It Local Radio” highlights the station’s commitment to live and local programming including local news, weather, sports, happenings, and an interac...[Read More]

FCC Report 1/11

With the dawn of the new year, it’s time to bring back our semi-regular look at recent FCC applications for station upgrades and granted Construction Permits. LKCM Radio’s Texas Country “95.9 The Ranch” has completed its upgrade and move closer to the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Previously licensed to Mineral Wells where it operated with 80kW at 329 meters, the station has relicensed to Jacksboro with 100kW at 425 meters. Just northeast of Boston, Westport Communications’ Classic Hits “North Shore 104.9” WBOQ Gloucester, MA has moved slightly to the west increasing the potential amount of listeners over its coverage area. The station goes from 3.2kW at 136 meters to 6kW at 98 meters. The station is nulled away from Boston to protect 105.1 WWLI Provid...[Read More]