Kiss 108 (was: Red Sox game)

Wed Jul 13 17:44:47 EDT 2011

Thanks, Donna. And if I'm not mistaken, a couple of years later, WXKS
(AM) changed its CoL from Medford to Everett and went on the air at
night so it could be heard by everyone in Everett plus a few folks on
the (far) eastern side of Medford. For everyone else in greater
Boston, 1430 on most nights remains WENE and WNSW.

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna Halper" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:16 PM
Subject: Kiss 108 (was: Red Sox game)

> On 7/13/2011 2:10 PM, Dan.Strassberg wrote:
>> 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?
> The first clue the Boston papers had about something changing was
> when Arnie Ginsburg was announced as the new station manager of
> WWEL-FM in February 1978.  Jeff McLaughlin,  a very solid pop music
> reporter, began putting two and two together and it didn't seem to
> him that the station was gonna remain beautiful music.  McLaughlin
> followed the story and he turned out to be right.  WWEL and WWEL-FM
> changed over to WXKS in January 1979 (I need the exact date) and at
> first the two stations simulcast disco.  But, to answer Dan's query,
> the first week of January 1980 (and again, I could use an exact
> date), the two stations split programming and WXKS-AM became "Music
> of Your Life."

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