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RE: Radio One
Actually, from the Providence Spring Book anyways, WBOT seems to be picking
up some listeners in the Providence Area (Likely Taunton-Fall River-New
I'll be interested to see what WBOT does in the New Bedford book as well.
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> Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 12:56 PM
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> Subject: Re: Radio One
> > > Sptseditor@aol.com wrote:
> > > > 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
> Ø > > them than do Boston. The inner city of Boston is still
> quite diverse.
> Radio One's current strategy is not focusing only on urban areas
> anymore. They've done their
> homework and they found that population and economic growth is
> taking place in the suburbs a lot
> faster than in the urban areas……That's why buying 97.7FM which
> reaches both urban and suburban
> areas made total sense to them….Alfred Liggins has repeatedly
> stated they're(R1) very happy with
> WBOT's current reach and presently not looking into any signal
> > > > Infinity owns an urban station? I never thought that was a
> format which Mel
> > > would touch, to be honest.
> Yes, Viacom/Infinity owns a Gospel station in DC.
> There are 3 Gospel stations in DC. R1's "Spirit" is
> distant third.
> > > >
> > > > 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?
> Technically, Bernadine Nash kept her word by saying she would
> never sell WILD-AM --
> as Nash Communications continues to hold the station's operating
> license as part of the TBA
> announced on Monday. In practice, she's out of the picture, as
> Radio One will be running the show
> as it programs and sells ad time on WILD AM/FM…..Using the same
> calls for FM and AM also
> makes it easier for Arbitron purposes, too….
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