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Re: NorthEast Radio Watch 5/7: Rhythmic Oldies Claim Hartford, Rochester FMs

- --- Scott D Fybush <fybush@world.std.com> wrote:

> Boston University is selling the TV stations it bought from the
> Christian Science Monitor six years ago, and the buyer is none other
> than DP Media, owned by Lowell Paxson's son Devon.  The price tag for
> WABU-TV (Channel 68 Boston), WNBU-TV (Channel 21 Concord NH), and WZBU
> (Channel 58 Vineyard Haven) is estimated at $40 million.  Once the
> deal closes, WABU and its satellites will become PaxTV affiliates,
> replacing WBPX-TV (Channel 46) in Norwell.  As for WABU's local
> programming and its 70 employees?  Most are likely to lose their jobs
> as the station becomes the typical all-network Pax operation.  

It's actually closer to 60 for all three stations.
PAX has already signed a TBA(time brokerage agreement)
with BU until the FCC blesses deal. PAX Net 
programming will be seen on 68/21/58 in early June. 

> A programming change at Boston's WBCN (104.1).  The CBS modern rocker
> picks up the syndicated "Loveline" show (produced at LA sister station
> KROQ) formerly heard on WFNX.  It'll air from 10 PM until midnight,
> displacing the last hour of Bradley Jay's shift and the first hour of
> Albert O's.

Also, LoveLine is distributed by WestwoodOne(83% controlled
by CBS) which pulled the show from WFNX.
There are threats/promises of legal action but nothing

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