How long before this happens?

Kevin Vahey
Sat Jul 28 01:15:09 EDT 2012

I do believe a 60's format could work on the right AM signal.

1150, 1330 and 1510 have the best signal inside of 128. 1470 comes in fine
at night where I live in Cambridge but not by day. 650, 890 and 1060 are
tough sells.

590 and 1260 are locked into what they are doing.

That leaves 680 and 850 in play and I expect Entercom will do something on
one or both.

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM, Garrett Wollman <>wrote:

> <<On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:34:42 -0400 (EDT), Mark Connelly <
>> said:
> > A station offering 1930-1970 music should always be an available "menu
> > pick" even when most potential listeners were born years after that
> > period.
> A format like that would be like an old-fashioned industrial
> conglomerate: all things to all people doesn't actually please
> anybody.  Wall Street hates conglomerates, because it's too hard to
> analyze disparate businesses that grow at different rates and have
> different capital needs under one roof.  Radio hates broad-based
> formats because by their very nature they will never be top-rated in
> any demo the advertisers are interested in buying.  The Wall Street
> answers to diversification are mutual funds and index futures; the
> radio analogue to the mutual fund is something like Sirius XM or
> Pandora, which allows listeners to fine-tune their music mix by
> choosing from a large library (effectively infinite in Pandora's case)
> of possible formats.
> On my drive in to work each morning, I often find myself flipping
> among WXRV, WBZ, and XM 80s on 8, 90s on 9, First Wave, The Pulse,
> Pop2K, and The Blend.  I have a few of the "public radio" channels on
> the other bank of presets, but I rarely use them since most of the
> public radio stuff that I listen to these days is available by podcast
> before WBUR or WGBH ever air it.
> -GAWollman

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