Red Sox games

Kevin Vahey
Wed Jul 13 07:38:21 EDT 2011

The late Jack Craig pounded the Sox for the move to WMEX in the Globe and WWEL had the games in 76 and 77 and PLM took over in 78. WCOP AM and FM carried the 75 Series from NBC which exposed WMEX even more. WMEX could take the NBC feed as there was no local radio back then for the Series.  

The big winner was Dick Richmond who was able to unload a dying WMEX for big bucks.
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From: "Chris Hall" <>
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Subject: Red Sox games

We had already moved 107.9 to the Pru at the start of WWEL-FM which coincided with the change from country
to Bonneville programmed Beautiful music.  The night baseball decision was not popular but may be a short term
way to bring in revenue to take the station to the next level.  Joe Kruger thought there might be a good crossover
demographically between the Red Sox and beautiful music listeners for getting a new audience sample the station.
It did not pan out and was cancelled when Bonneville went apoplectic with a threat to pull the service which they
finally did moving it to the old WCOP-FM as the new WHUE.  An abrupt overnight decision was made for a format                                                                    change to disco. Though the BM format was still healthy at the time (most of Heftels other stations were BM) having                                                                  three in the market and not having either Bonneville or Shulke (WJIB) was the deciding factor.

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