Globe radio ownership (was Re: WCOP circa 1961 aircheck)

Sid Whitaker
Tue Mar 15 16:17:41 EST 2005

More recently (mid 80s) the Globe owned WHYN Springfield (under the Affiliated
Publications banner.) I think the WHYN newsroom still had to pay for its
subscription to the Globe, however. I'm not sure if it was AP that sold to
Clear Channel, or if WHYN had another owner in between.


Quoting Doug Drown <>:

> I can understand the purchase of WXHR-FM and WTAO-TV, but I wonder why the
> Globe, apparently trying to create a major broadcasting presence in town,
> would have wanted a 250-watt AM daytimer . . . unless they might have had a
> plan to make it into a 50,000-watt daytimer(?).  Would that have been
> possible, with WACE operating on 730 out of Chicopee and WHEB on 750 in
> Portsmouth?  Would've had to have an awfully tight directional signal.
> Doug

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