WWBZ 700, WFNX 99.9 "vote for format"

Jibguy@aol.com Jibguy@aol.com
Wed May 28 14:30:02 EDT 2014

Maybe there's been an agreement with CBS all along, and this "vote for  
format" is not what it appears to be?
In a message dated 5/28/2014 1:54:58 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
raccoonradio@gmail.com writes:

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  
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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