Bob Nelson raccoonradio@gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 12:01:03 EDT 2009

Not sure what the format will be (see below); the source was a tweet
by "MCChiefWahoo" who I believe is somehow affiliated with Merrimack
College, saying "WLLH AM1400 will be back on the air in Nov. Don't
know about the format other than Merrimack Hockey".
"Bostonradio" (Boston Radio Watch) responded, "Looks like two former
"ESPN Boston" stations are returning to air sometime in Nov. WLLH AM
1400 and WAMG AM 890. Probably different format"
(http://www.twitter.com c/o the respective users)

As for format we'll have to see what rumors break out; some are
wondering if it would be
ethnic again or perhaps R&B/black-oriented. Who knows,
they could do the syndie oldies route (True Oldies?) or some other
cheap-to-run format.
If WEEI tosses Fox Sports Radio completely aside that could be a
possibility (yes yet
another sports outlet)...or maybe Salem Communications could try to
sell their conservtive talk
shows (Bennett, Gallagher, Praeger, Medved, Hewitt) to the stations (a
format which
Salem itself put on their 1150 but they decided to do Spanish religion
instead). But anything is speculation at this point...we may hear
later on what the deal is.

What's interesting is that if the Red Sox should, heaven forbid, fail
in the first round, the
"WEEI to FM" situation could be sped up. With the season over, WEEI
could pick a date--
just before the Celtics season starts--and announce its move to FM,
with ESPN launching
full time on 850 with the rest of the baseball playoffs, and they
would be right on time
in establishing a WEEI on FM (in Boston) just before the Celts start.

On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 7:21 AM, Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net> wrote:
> Bob Nelson posted at radio-info.com that these stations will return to
> the air next month but there is no info on the exact date or format.
> Anyone have any details? rumors?

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