Jacky Ankeles starts today weekdays at WNBP
Tue Oct 19 16:47:40 EDT 2010
All I can tell you it's very tough, or it was 23 years ago when we owned the station. I doubt it's any easier today.
We were fortunate in realizing the station had a pretty decent signal on Cape Ann and went after that market.
There just weren't enough clients in Newburyport, Amesbury and Salisbury, but Gloucester, Manchester and Rockport made a huge difference. Live coverage of high school sports is also a very important key for local AM and you can charge premium rates.
The same goes for local news. These are the only monopolies local AM station can offer.
By the way I worked at the "Gas Station" WNBP when I was a student at B.U. I guess you can say I came "full circle."
There is excellent history here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WNBP
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I would like to know how stand-alone AM's like WNBP stay in business. I remember when it was in the little gas station in the 60's.
In a message dated 10/19/2010 12:01:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, boston-radio-interest-request@tsornin.BostonRadio.org writes:
>>>as so happy to see Jackie is back to work. She is a great lady and
top-class broadcaster. We had a lot of great times at "BOQ. It's ironic
she's now at the station I used to own.<<<
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