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Re: NorthEast Radio Watch 5/7: Rhythmic Oldies Claim Hartford, Rochester FMs
- Subject: Re: NorthEast Radio Watch 5/7: Rhythmic Oldies Claim Hartford, Rochester FMs
- From: Mark Shneyder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 04:31:52 -0700 (PDT)
- --- Scott D Fybush <email@example.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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