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Re: The Future of WBCN-- Talk????
- Subject: Re: The Future of WBCN-- Talk????
- From: SteveOrdinetz <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 00:06:12 -0400
At 08:14 PM 5/13/99 -0400, Donna Halper wrote:
>Umm, anybody heard more about this?
>"The next station, after New York, that will probably be switched to the
>24-hour "Extreme Radio" format CBS/Infinity is launching, will be Boston's
>WBCN-FM (another CBS/Infinity station). WBCN already has Stern and just
>started running "Loveline". Just before Labor Day--just as college students
>(who make up a large part of Boston's population between September and May)
>are returning to the city from summer break--WBCN will drop it's 31-year
>rock format for Extreme Radio."
Sounds fishy to me. WBCN is consistently a ratings winner and one of, if
not the highest billing stations in town...why blow up a station that's
successful? OTOH, WNEW has been a ratings and revenue dog for years.