Globe: Deal could keep WCRB classical (on 99.5)

Bob Nelson
Tue Jun 27 10:44:41 EDT 2006

"If all goes as planned, local classical music fans will be able to
keep listening to their favorite radio programming on WCRB-FM. But
instead of tuning into 102.5 as they now do, they'll turn to another
frequency on the FM dial, 99.5...The Globe has learned that Greater
Media is in negotiations to sell its 99.5 frequency -- currently
country music station WKLB-FM -- to New Jersey-based Nassau
Broadcasting. Greater Media would retain the WKLB call letters and
country music format and switch them to 102.5, a stronger signal in
Boston, said Heidi Raphael, Greater Media's director of corporate
communications. In turn, Nassau hopes to launch a classical music
format on 99.5 -- and then apply to the Federal Communications
Commission for the WCRB call letters."

Article says sale expected to be completed next month.

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