WBEC-FM Moving East

Mark Watson markwats@comcast.net
Wed Mar 17 21:02:49 EST 2004

   Today's Berkshire Eagle newspaper reports that Vox Radio Group, who
purchased WBEC-FM (105.5 Pittsfield MA) in late 2002 is planning to apply to
move 105.5 to Easthampton MA, about 40 miles east. This is to accomodate the
move of another Vox owned station, WNYQ (105.7 Queensbury NY) south to Malta
NY, which is 43 miles away from WBEC-FM's current transmitter site atop
Bousquet Ski Area.

    WBEC-FM's current format (Top 40, or as the article describes it, "youth
oriented rock music programming") will move to one of Vox's other FM signals
in the Brekshires. They currently own WUPE (95.9 Pittsfield) and is awaiting
FCC approval for it's purchase of WMNB (100.1 North Adams).

   The article, which is on line at www.berkshireeagle.com  mentions Scott
Fybush's Northeast Radio Watch as well.

Mark Watson

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