"It's the programming, stupid!"
Mon May 21 10:39:17 EDT 2012
Was the former WHIM in Providence (1110 AM) co-owned with WHIL during the
country music years? They also programmed country music and given the
similarity in the call letters I am wondering if they had the same
ownership. I vaguely remember reading that the reason WHIL went country was
that it had been successful in Providence for WHIM.
From: Kevin Vahey [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 9:15 AM
To: Jim Hall
Subject: Re: "It's the programming, stupid!"
The wiki history says the switch from WHIL country to WWEL happened in late
1972 which is how I remember it.
WWEL tried to make a big splash with quadraphonic sound which went nowhere.
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 8:24 AM, Jim Hall <email@example.com> wrote:
> It was still WHIL-FM at the time, with the FM antenna still in Medford, so
> it didn't get out as far as WXKS-FM does now from the Pru.
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> [mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf
> Bob DeMattia
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> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: "It's the programming, stupid!"
> > * 107.9 still country*
> I recall 107.9 was WWEL trying to complete against WJIB with beautiful
> music. I don't ever remember it being country.
> To make the picture more complete, you could also add the dozens of local
> /1kw stations like WJDA and WESX that are now satellite fed and/or
> brokered. These stations may never have been tops in the ratings but in
> local communities, their ratings were pretty good.
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