UNS: Re: Happy 30th Birthday WMJX (Magic 106.7)

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Sun Jan 8 17:16:50 EST 2012

<<On Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:15:53 -0500, "Paul Hopfgarten" <paul@derrynh.net> said:

> 96.9 (as WBCS) was country CONCURRENTLY with Evergreen's WKLB (orginially 
> signed on as WCLB in Feb 1994 IIRC) on 105.7.

When I moved here in 1994, the commercial FM dial looked like this:

92.5 WLYT Haverhill (now WXRV Andover), AC
92.9 WBOS Brookline, AAA
93.7 WCGY Lawrence (now WEEI-FM), which I think was doing classic rock then?
94.5 WJMN Boston (had just started the urban CHR format, IIRC)
95.3 WHRB Cambridge (no change)
96.9 WBCS Boston (now WTKK), country
97.7 WCAV Brockton (now WKAF), country
98.5 WBMX Boston (now WBZ-FM), hot AC (one of the inventors of the format)
99.1 WPLM-FM Plymouth (no change)
99.5 WSSH-FM Lowell (now WCRB), soft AC
100.7 WZLX Boston, classic rock
101.7 WFNX Lynn, "alternative" rock
102.5 WCRB Waltham (now WKLB-FM), classical
103.3 WODS Boston, oldies
104.1 WBCN Boston (now WBMX), rock
105.7 WCLB Framingham (now WROR-FM), country
106.7 WMJX Boston (no change)
107.3 WAAF Worcester (now Westborough), hard rock
107.9 WXKS-FM Medford (no change)

So that's four facilities with no significant change in programming
over 18 years.  Meanwhile, all except 92.5, 95.3, 99.1, and 106.7 have
changed ownership at least once.  (99.5 I think has the most, Granum
to Infinity to Greater to Nassau to WGBH.)


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