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That ought to go over really big at their new satellite in Sanford, ME....

At 05:00 PM 7/10/99 -0400, Paul Hopfgarten wrote:
>I heard an interesting rumor from an intern at Greater Media....
>WFNX flips to "LATIN"!
>Any thoughts?
>Paul Hopfgarten
>Derry NH
>-----Original Message-----
>From:   owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
>[mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org] On Behalf Of Chris
>Sent:   Friday, July 09, 1999 3:16 AM
>To:     bri@bostonradio.org
>Subject:        Re: IMUS OUT AT WEEI
>On 9 Jul 99, at 2:48, Kevin Vahey wrote:
> >>WBOS would seem to the be the better fit, as that is a station
>that could be ripe for a complete overhaul, and 99.5 may not want
>to anger its solid country base.<<
>But you're ignoring the links Imus has to the country audience.  A
>lot of his bumper music is country, and he frequently has country
>stars as guests (not just Delbert!)
>I tend to agree with Chuck that it's irresponsible to speculate about
>such things when you have a solid reputation as a journalist, but
>given Johnson's record I'm tempted to consider that he might be on
>to something.
>Take care,
>P.S.  Looking at WFNX's dismal ratings of late (getting stomped
>12+ by WPLM-FM, for chrissakes!) I wonder if this super-regional
>strategy of theirs (extending their format into less-competitive
>markets such as Manchester/Nashua and Portsmouth/
>Dover/Rochester) might make some sense.  What say you, fellow