Bloomberg Radio has announced the addition of Pat Carroll as lead afternoon anchor for its Boston affiliates 1330 WRCA Watertown/106.1 W291CZ Boston and 1450 WNBP/106.1 W291CZ Newburyport MA. Carroll most recently spent 19 years on-air at CBS Radio News 880 WCBS New York and previously worked in Boston at 680 WRKO, 850 WHDH, and 90.9 WBUR. She will be based in New York and also contribute to the Bloomberg Bay State Business Report along with Tom Moroney, Peter Barnes, Anne Mostue and Dan Pierce.
Bloomberg Radio has announced it will launch on Beasley Media’s 1330 WRCA Watertown/106.1 W291CZ Boston as well as 92.9 WBOS-HD2 Brookline on Tuesday, July 4 at 12:00pm. Bloomberg Radio currently airs in the Boston market on iHeartMedia’s 1200 WXKS Newton/94.5 WJMN-HD2 and that will also continue for the next few months. Bloomberg Radio also airs on a 24/7 basis on its owned 1130 WBBR New York, CBS Radio’s 99.1 WDCH Bowie MD/Washington DC, and iHeartMedia’s 960 KNEW San Francisco. 1330 WRCA dropped its brokered lineup at the end of 2016 to prepare to relaunch with the 106.1 translator. W291CZ signed-on in May and both stations have been rebroadcasting the Irish programming of 96.9 WBQT-HD2 as filler since. Beasley purchased what would become W291CZ from Radio One in...[Read More]
Beasley Media is taking Brokered 1330 WRCA Watertown/Boston MA off the air on Tuesday, November 15. In the STA filing made to the FCC, Beasley states that WRCA will be dark for over 30 days as the station moves its studios into the former Greater Media complex in the market. The timing will also allow Beasley to complete construction of 106.1 W291CZ Boston as it completes its move from 94.1 Utica NY. The new 99w/244m signal will operate from the John Hancock tower in downtown Boston. WRCA currently features a mix of Ethnic and Religious programming.
Beasley Media is adding an additional FM signal in Boston with the purchase of the CP for 106.1 W291CZ Boston from Radio-One for $400,000. Radio-One had just purchased the former 94.1 W231BI Utica NY from Educational Media Foundation earlier this year for $40,000 and used the AM Revitalization Waiver to bring it to Boston where it was to rebroadcast 1090 WILD. Beasley will instead apply to have the translator rebroadcast their Brokered 1330 WRCA Watertown. The translator is licensed to operate with 99w/222m from the Prudential Tower in downtown Boston. It will give Beasley an additional FM to go along with the five FMs it will be acquiring from Greater Media.
The two MX'd translator applications in Boston have reached a resolution allowing both to be granted CPs.
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Boston area pirate “Touch 106.1” was shut down today following a raid by US marshals. The Boston Globe reports that agents arrived at the station this morning to search the place and remove anything that allowed transmission of programs over the airwaves. The station has been operated by ‘Brother’ Charles Clemons since 2006. Clemons, a former Boston police officer, put the station into the public limelight last year when he ran for mayor of Boston. Claiming to run operate with 100 watts, Touch was considered to be the only broadcast voice for the black community following the demise of similar programming on 1090 WILD. Universal Hub states that raid took place over the air right around 11am. Clemons was issued a $17,000 fine by the FCC for operating the station in 2...[Read More]