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Re: Radio One
Norm Rosen wrote:
> With 97.7 WINQ in Winchendon, WCTY in Norwich Ct.
> All class A's, what are the chances of Radio One purchasing those stations and
> running an
> urban trimulcast?
> Sptseditor@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 5/16/00 4:38:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > << On Radio One: Don't expect a simulcast on AM and FM. It's just
> > not the way this company plays the game. In Washington, they're
> > running no fewer than four urban formats: >>
> > Scott, they do seem to be a company that likes to do things first class. But
> > you have to remember that, as previously posted, that Baltimore and
> > Washington are markets which have significantly more African-Americans in
> > them than do Boston. The inner city of Boston is still quite diverse.
> > << (And mind you, that's just *half* the market's black-oriented
> > stations -- Howard University's top-rated WHUR-FM, Infinity's
> > gospel WPGC >>
> > Infinity owns an urban station? I never thought that was a format which Mel
> > would touch, to be honest. Then again, I guess WBZ is also an Infinity
> > station as well.
> > << I wouldn't be surprised at all to see WILD(AM) go to some
> > combination of talk and R&B oldies, with WILD-FM (no, I don't
> > know for sure, but why buy AM 1090 if you don't make better
> > use of the "WILD" brand name?) going for the younger audience. >>
> > I would agree with this. If they keep the AM as gold oldies, they can always
> > capitalize on the old-time crowd which has always listened to WILD. The FM
> > would allow them to hang on with the younger base that doesn't appreciate
> > having to turn their radios off at night (when they're partying!) and get no
> > music.
> > I wonder what made Nash sell now? It's a shame to see them go, but we all saw
> > it coming once Radio One bought WCAV last year. Is there any chance they can
> > move the COL for 97.7 any closer to Boston now they'll have studios in Dudley
> > Square?