Bay State Banner First Newspaper To Comment On WILD

Fri Jun 10 10:53:48 EDT 2011

Didn't the Black ownership and Black format date from the point (60s,
I'm pretty sure) when Sheridan bought WILD from Nelson Noble or from
the estate of Nelson Noble? I had wondered for a long time whether
Noble actually owned WILD or was LMAing it (if that term even existed
at the time) from Bartell Family Media, which bought it in, I'd guess,
1957, and then sold it off quite soon afterward. As far as I can now
tell, Noble DID own WILD for several years, probably beginning in

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Waters" <>
To: "Laurence Glavin" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: Bay State Banner First Newspaper To Comment On WILD

> --- On Thu, 6/9/11, Laurence Glavin <> wrote:
>> As of Thursday afternoon, 06/09, neither the Boston Globe nor the
>>  >Boston Herald has seen fit to take note of the change in format
>> at
>> WILD->AM 1090. However, one print & internet news organ has
>> published a story >about it:the Bay state Banner . . .
>    The Banner says that WILD "was a local, black-owned station from
> 1973 . . ." Within the context of the article, especially, this
> suggests that's when it first carried a "black" format -- which is
> incorrect. That goes back to at least the late '50s or early '60s.

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