Alex Langer Launching Brazilian Programming On WJOE

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Tue Mar 10 17:54:59 EDT 2009

Steve Silberberg's County Broadcasting Company is the owner of WJOE, and
Langer is leasing it from him. Presumably wherever Silberberg's WXRG-FM
(licensed to Athol) has its local studio is where WJOE's will be, regardless
of where the programs ORIGINATE from, wether it's own programming or a
simulcast of WSRO 650.

And although it's a technically, WJOE is licensed to Orange-Athol, not just

Speaking of WPNS, there is a KPNS.. lol

Paul Walker

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 4:48 PM, Doug Drown <>wrote:

> WJOE (formerly the late, lamented WPNS [the worst choice of call letters in
> the history of broadcasting]) is licensed to Orange, where the transmitter
> is located and where the original (WCAT) studio building still stands.
> I assume this proposal means the whole shebang will be leaving Orange-Athol
> . . . or will the current transmitter act as a relay for western Mass.?  I
> wasn't aware there was a Brazilian market in that area.   Apparently so.
> It sticks in my mind that Langer is the current owner, though I may be
> wrong.   -Doug
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Watson" <>
> To: "Boston Radio" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:30 PM
> Subject: Alex Langer Launching Brazilian Programming On WJOE
>   Saw an article in the MetroWest Daily News about a new all-Brazilian
>> station Alex Langer is putting on the air next Monday, WJOE at 700 AM which
>> if I'm not mistaken is licensed to Athol, but the article doesn't mention
>> that. It does say that the station will be 2500 watts and operate from
>> studios on Mt. Wayte Ave. in Framingham and will target Brazilian listeners
>> in Western MA, as well as NH, CT, RI & VT.
>>  Did Langer buy WJOE or is this an LMA? I lost track of who owns WJOE
>> these days.
>> Link to the article:
>> Mark Watson

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