WWBZ 700, WFNX 99.9 "vote for format"

Bob Nelson raccoonradio@gmail.com
Wed May 28 11:10:46 EDT 2014

This is only being noticed now though the facebook account for WFNX 99.9 in
Athol had a post about it on May 15: Northeast Broadcasting is changing the
format of both WFNX and WWBZ 700 (Orange-Athol) on June 9; currently
they're running variety hits and asking listeners to vote for the format.
Had been running a simulcast of The River, 92.5

This comes as 102.3 in Concord NH and a translator at 96.5 in Needham
have flipped to a simulcast of their WXRV 92.5

The website is http://www.vote999.com

--Weird that one of the stations is at 99.9 and the format flip would be on
June 9. "Radio Nine" anyone?

--The call letters WFNX might make one wonder if they'd attempt to flip to
something similar to what WFNX used to do. But they say they're asking
listeners what they want...Maybe "AAA"? Then why ditch the simulcast of
WXRV (or do they want to do their own take on a similar format?)

--We've said CBS probably won't bother with challenging the "WWBZ" calls on
the AM side but here's an interesting thought: the signal for 98.5 The
Sports Hub MAY be weak in some areas and either or both stations might try
to get a simulcast going, like what Entercom does with WEEI. Though CBS'
main concern may be with just keeping up the high ratings of 98.5 in
Boston, and no worries about syndication

--Any format holes?

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