Polkas on 1030, County on 1010...oh my!

Kevin Vahey kvahey@tmail.com
Mon Nov 17 12:26:32 EST 2003

It sounded like a polka (shrug)

Radio is a whacky biz, years ago when I worked in Buffalo the biggest 
joke in the city was a family owned station out by the airport on 1230. 
Now WECK is reported to be one of Infinity's biggest pure profit 
stations anywhere.

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 2:03am, Scott Fybush wrote:
> At 12:57 AM 11/17/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>>>  OK this one has me stumped. A few days ago while near Foxboro at 530 
>>> PM
>>>  another signal came over WBZ on 1030 playing polka music followed by a
>>>  commercial in a language I think was polish.... Anybody have a clue???
>> WNVR Vernon Hills, Ill.  I'm certain Mark Manuelian will be pleased to
>> find out....
> Mmm...not if it was polka music. The nice folks at Polnet, which owns 
> WNVR, WRKL 910 New City (cough) "New York" and WLIM 1580 Patchogue LI, 
> corrected me rather sternly when I made a polka crack about their 
> programming a few years back. While Polnet does program 100% in Polish, 
> it's mostly news-talk, with some of what we'd call AC music. Apparently 
> they look at polkas the way the English radio community looks at big 
> band - it's what the old folks listen to, not what you'd program for a 
> younger, more Americanized audience.
> As for country on 1010, surely Mr. Nelson knows better than to believe 
> either radio-locator or WNTK's own website! <g>
> As I've reported in NERW and 100kw, WNTK's AM side went back to 
> Americana music a while back, and slid down the dial from 1020 back to 
> 1010 in September, thus allowing the addition of 37 whopping watts 
> after dark. WNBX 1480 in Springfield VT dropped the talk around the 
> same time to go "Real Oldies," and I ought to know, seeing as how I'm 
> the (big cough) overnight jock there :-)
> "Scotty D," all night long on WNBX and WSNH...

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