Red Sox games

Paul Hopfgarten
Wed Jul 20 15:11:27 EDT 2011

I thought 1430 simulcast the Disco on 107.9 from the get go......I recall 
those black bumper stickers with the red lips had 1430 listed on the sticker 
something like KISS 108 (FM 108 AM 1430 in smaller letters at the bottom of 
the sticker). I used to have a good collection of now defunct Boston Station 
Stickers (WCOZ 94 1/2; a "WBOS Rocks" sticker from the Maxine Satori early 
'83 days, a WROR 98.5 sticker among others).

-Paul Hopfgarten
Concord NH

-----Original Message----- 
From: Dan.Strassberg
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 2:10 PM
To: Donna Halper ; Kevin Vahey
Cc: ; Chris Hall ;
Subject: Re: Red Sox games

Hi, Donna and all: While you're at it, was 1430's flip from (I guess)
WWEL to WXKS (AM) concurrent with 107.9's flip from WWEL-FM to Kiss
108?. The 1430 flip might have been from beautiful music to adult
standards or maybe 1430 was already doing adult standards. In which
case, had it previously changed calls back from WWEL (AM) to WHIL?

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna Halper" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>;
<>; "Chris Hall"
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: Red Sox games

> On 7/13/2011 8:01 AM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
>> WHUE AM-FM started on Jan 1, 1979 as I remember WACQ's final
>> moments on 1150 was a drunken New Year's party.
>> I am certain that Disco Vinny on WBOS was the reason KISS 108
>> began.
> Certainly a possibility, and I do recall the howls of outrage from
> the "bloodthirsty shut-ins" when WWEL abandoned beautiful music and
> went disco as Kiss 108.  The older columnists from the Boston
> newspapers were appalled too.  Btw, I know the format change
> occurred sometime in January 1979-- and that Sunny Joe White (rest
> his soul) was there from day one.  But does anyone have an exact
> date when Kiss hit the airwaves?  I cannot find my notes anywhere
> (you should see my office-- 
> still sorting things out after doing all that research for my PhD),
> and I've found several conflicting dates when I looked it up. 

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