Happy 30th Birthday WMJX (Magic 106.7)
Sun Jan 8 16:15:53 EST 2012
96.9 (as WBCS) was country CONCURRENTLY with Evergreen's WKLB (orginially
signed on as WCLB in Feb 1994 IIRC) on 105.7.
96.9 was WCDJ (the first of 2 separate non-consecutive stints as Smooth
Jazz) and flipped to country WBCS about May 1994?. Boston actually had 2
major signal Country stations with separate owners and programming for (I
believe) over 1 year. (I say Major signals because I believe WCAV 97.7
Brockton was still Country at this time as well, but the signal paled in
comparison with todays WKAF (//WAAF) that I can pick up at times in the
Salem/Derry NH area).
Then in the summer of (I want to say) 1996, the 2 stations simulcast as
WBCS/WKLB, slowly training the great unwashed radio listener that WKLB was
to be on 96.9
96.9 and 99.5 swapped formats later on with WOAZ/Smooth Jazz 99.5 becoming
WSJZ/Smooth Jazz 96.9 and 99.5 taking the Country and WKLB calls..
From: Sean Smyth
In fairness, Fairbanks launched country on 105.7. Greater picked up
country when they swapped stations with one of Clear Channel's
predecessors (Chancellor? Evergreen? forget which), and then
moved it to 96.9.
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