Will WMEX go silent forever?
Tue Jul 4 13:18:57 EDT 2017
Alex Langer's WSRO operates from the old WKOX/WVBF site on Mt. Wayte
Avenue in Framingham; he also owns WZBR 1410, which is programmed by a
third party in Roxbury with an urban format. The WZBR transmitter is on
Sprague Street in Hyde Park near the Dedham line.
On Tue, 4 Jul 2017, Sean Smyth wrote:
> Are there any sites inside 495 that'd be suitable for 1510? I feel like we
> have this discussion every few years or so, but come up empty.
> Where do Langer's stations transmit from, Framingham? He's one guy I can
> think of who takes shots on these types of AMs.
> On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 9:26 AM Rob Landry <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Jul 2017, Bob Nelson wrote:
> > On Friday June 30 at 6 pm, WMEX 1510 fell silent.The
> transmitter lease
> > was apparently not renewed and it sounds like Daly LLC is
> exiting the
> > Boston airwaves.There was said to be a new owner waiting but
> so far no
> > official word.No word yet of a temporary silent
> authorization.Will the
> > FCC delete the frequency and calls eventually? Or will someone
> > forward and buy a station with no current transmitter site or
> > agreement...AM radio with a signal that goes out to sea? Will
> Salem step
> > up, or maybe iHeart..or who?
> My guess is that 1510 will go the way of 990 in Providence. The
> letters may show up elsewhere on the dial.
> As I understand it, 1510 has not made a dime in profit since it
> moved to
> Waltham. It's been an albatross arouund the neck of successive
> owners, and
> the only ones making money from it have been the Duffy brothers,
> who are
> 1510's landlords.
> Unless it can be moved elsewhere, 1510 is probably history.
> Sent from my iPhone
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