WAAF Worcest..errr... Westborough!

Roy Lawrence lawrencemedia@yahoo.com
Thu Nov 20 00:30:11 EST 2003

That's interesting since A *very* real rock station
WHEB was pulling a 12+ in the ratings back then,
actually beating WOKQ. Listeners had a choice of WCYY
94.3 (Biddeford/Portland) or WBCN 104.1 (Boston) if
they wanted a choice. Both signals made it into the
market (pardon your user name) ... no static at all.
Even better with the former Media One FM cable

An indirect point to add, WHEB actually serves the
Portsmouth, Dover, Rochester area ... unlike WAAF,
which *thinks* they are a Boston radio station. When
did you see WAAF do a food drive in November filling a
53' tractor trailor in ***Worcester*** oh ... I mean

Roy Lawrence
San Francisco, CA

A former WHEB alum. 

--- Nostaticatall <nostaticatall@comcast.net> wrote:
> If you want to get technical, they popped up in at
> least eight books. 
>  WAAF regularly shows in the New London CT book. 
> The station appears in 
> the  Portsmouth books every now and then, despite
> WERZ being on 107.1. 
>  Most of those WAAF listeners up there were in the
> southwestern part of 
> the market, where WERZ's signal is weakest.
> When I was working at WERZ several years back, their
> sister station WSRI 
> (96.7/Rochester) was flipping format to oldies (now
> WQSO.)  During the 
> stunting that preceded the flip, ARS (who owned the
> stations at the 
> time) decided to simulcast WAAF on 96.7, since WAAF
> was also an ARS 
> property back then.  The phones at BOTH stations lit
> up, and listeners 
> were loving the fact that they could "hear AAF
> clearly" and had a "real 
> rock station" to listen to instead of WHEB.  I'm
> sure they were quite 
> disappointed when the hard rock was replaced by the
> Beatles and Motown....
> Mike Thomas
> Paul Anderson wrote:
> > And how sad that WAAF, a station that once
> alternately took pride in, 
> > and made fun of, Worcester, now ignores their
> audience outside of 
> > Boston.  At one time, they showed up in six books,
> didn't they?  
> > Worcester, Boston, Providence, Hartford,
> Springfield,...

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