Kiss 108 (was: Red Sox game)
Thu Jul 14 11:40:31 EDT 2011
VBF picked up steam as the 70's decade progressed - they actually went Top 40 as WKOX-FM around 68 when WJIB took over as king the BM format. Biggest problem FM had was getting into cars - the FM converters were a pain.
Arnie became GM at BCN in 1970
WEEI-FM has the Young Sound from CBS and WBZ-FM was Top 40 for a few years but Westinghouse didn't have a clue what do do with FM
Mac Richmond was offered WBOS-FM for cheap money but he declined as his WPGC-FM in DC did little - he made his money with the daytimer there.
From: SteveOrdinetz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sender: boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.orgDate: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:08:04
To: Donna Halper<email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>; Chris Hall<email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Kiss 108 (was: Red Sox game)
Wasn't Arnie GM of WBCN for a while in the early 70s? No format change
during his tenure there (though it certainly would have put a crimp in both
WMEX & WRKO had he put Top 40 on FM in the early 70s. I don't recall WVBF
ever being much of a player though so maybe it was for the best that he
On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Donna Halper <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
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