Is WBRU on the brink?
Fri Jul 28 16:28:02 EDT 2017
WERS still gets hefty support from Emerson itself, though... it's hardly
self-sustaining. There's no evidence Brown itself would be interested in
putting that kind of money into radio.
On Jul 28, 2017 4:10 PM, "Eli Polonsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:12:26 -0400
> > From: Scott Fybush <email@example.com>
> > To: Sean Smyth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: Boston Radio Group <email@example.com>
> > Subject: Re: Is WBRU on the brink?
> > Once RIPR gets 89.3 up and running from the Tiverton site, its lease deal
> > with the Wheeler School for WELH 88.1 will become redundant. Would
> > have any desire to work with WBRU or sell 88.1? Not impossible, but hard
> > see it make economic sense for anyone. Modern rock doesn't have much of a
> > track record of being able to work as a listener-supported noncomm
> > WERS Boston (Emerson College) appears to be making a listener-supported
> success out of what sounds like a modern rock based AAA format during
> weekday daytime hours (it has other specialty formats nights and weekends).
> It is much slicker sounding than most "college" radio, with a morning host
> from Boston commercial radio (George Knight) and students playing from
> pre-programmed playlists during the rest of the daytime.
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