1260 - was (no subject)

Jibguy@aol.com Jibguy@aol.com
Sat Jun 6 21:08:12 EDT 2015

Yes, would have looked into that rather seriously.  Boston needs a  rock 'n 
roll oldies station 1954-1972, doesn't it?
In a message dated 6/6/2015 1:18:45 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
kvahey@gmail.com writes:

1150 was  doomed as a Top 40 station in the early 60's because the
signal was  non-existent at night on the North Shore.

My understanding is John  Shepard was content with 1260's signal as his
WEAN (790) Providence filled  in some holes south of Boston and WAAB
Worcester did the same west of the  city. Donna can shed some light on
After WWII, General Tire was  blindsided by the Herald-Traveler greatly
improving the 850 signal on then  WHDH and lost both baseball teams to
850. WNAC would get the Braves back in  1950 but the 1260 signal was so
bad that General Tire looked for options  and finally bought WLAW (680)
but it was too late as the Braves moved in  1953.

Still in the mid 1960's WEZE was a major player in Boston radio  and at
times flirted with being #1 in the city. It all came crashing  down
when WJIB came along at 96.9.

Bob - if you had been offered  1260 at $500K would you have considered it?

On Sat, Jun 6,  2015 at 11:20 AM,  <Jibguy@aol.com> wrote:
> When I talked to  them over 6 months ago, I was told "a couple million" 
or "a
> few  million" or something like that, for 1260.   Looks like there were  
> takers for that!
> ----BB
> In a  message dated 6/5/2015 5:57:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>  boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org writes:
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: "Don"  <Donald_Astelle@Yahoo.com>
> To: "Kevin Vahey"  <kvahey@gmail.com>, "Bob Nelson" 
>  Cc: "\(newsgroup\) Boston-Radio-Interest"
>  <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
> Subject: Re: Salem  buying WMKI 1260
> Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 17:10:47  -0400
> From: "Kevin Vahey"  <kvahey@gmail.com>
>> $500K for 1260?  I  am curious if Bob Bittner had a chance to kick the
>>  tires
>> for that price.
> I remember Gr. Media paid  $2.5 Million for 1150AM back in 1985(?), and 
> was always thought  to have the better signal between the two of them.
> 1150AM is  one of the crapiest signals licensed to Boston proper.
> There  were a lot of people who I would have guessed would be interested 
in a
>  AM Boston full-time property at that price.  Bob Bittner is one....I  
> have thought Charles Clemons would have expressed an  interest...but I 
> he is only interested in what he can get for  free.

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