Nassau Flipped Today

David Tomm
Wed Apr 14 01:25:27 EDT 2004

All Access is reporting that 1470 will be a "50's, 60's & 70's" based 
AC.  Basically that means "standards."  There was no mention of a 
satellite service so my guess is that it will be local, or at least 
locally automated.  870 will launch it's liberal leaning talk format 
sometime tomorrow.  Air America will provide most of the programming.  
No word yet if there will be any local talk on 870.

--Dave Tomm
"Mike Thomas"

On Apr 13, 2004, at 6:50 PM, Dan Billings wrote:

> 1470 is a nostalgia format using WLAM jingles.  I did not listen long 
> enough
> to figure out whether it was a satellite service or something else.
> When I tuned in 870 after 5 tonight, they were running a John Kerry 
> speech.
> Do the 106.7 and 104.7 signals cover the market well enough to make an
> impact?  106.7 is not listenable in the Freeport/Brunswick area, which 
> is in
> the Portland Metro, and is even a little scratchy in downtown 
> Portland.  Of
> course, a couple of points out of WBLM will really shake up the market.
> 104.7 covers the York County coast well, but that area is not in the
> Portland Metro.
> The new format at 107.5 will give Chuck and my other former co-workers 
> at
> Oldies 100.9 a challenge, but I'm sure they are up to it.  The station 
> is
> solid as is and Saga will do what they need to do to protect a 
> profitable
> franchise.
> Now that I think about it: Wouldn't it have made more sense to put 
> Classic
> Rock on WBLM's former frequency at 107.5, which would also provide a 
> signal
> strong enough to really challenge the Blimp?
> The 106.7/104.7 simulcast would have been given enough coverage to 
> challenge
> Oldies 100.9, which is not one of the stronger signals in the market.
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

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