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Big Changes in Lawrence Metro Radio Market

WCCM-AM 800 will soon cease to exist on that frequency (although the call letters
are an incorrect Roman numeral for 800; DCCC is preferred).  Costa-Eagle Partnership
today announced that the radio station operating on 800 khz licensed to Lawrence,
Massachusetts will be sold to the Archdiocese of Boston to function as a Spanish-language
"religious" station.  The WCCM calls will apparently migrate to WNNW-AM 1110's
frequency and the station will broadcast local news, talk, and the "Music of Your
Life" format from 5:00 am till sunset or shortly thereafter;  it will no longer be a 
24/7 station.  Co-owned WHAV-AM 1490 in Haverhill will apparently remain a
full-time Spanish-language outlet.   Station co-owner Peter Costa said the Archdiocese
made an offer the Company couldn't refuse, especially with softening revenues in the
More info at www.800wccm.com;  there's a print story in the Lawrence Eagle Tribune, 
but not yet on their website, or I couldn't access it.

Laurence Glavin

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