Previous Format: Alternative Rock WFNX New Format: Variety Hits “101.7 The Harbor” WHBA Date & Time Of Change: July 24, 2012 at 4:28pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: WFNX Says Goodbye Aircheck Contributed by Bob Nelson
Previous Format: Alternative Rock WFNX New Format: Variety Hits “101.7 The Harbor” WHBA Date & Time Of Change: July 20, 2012 at 7:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Related Changes: 101.7 The Harbor Debuts Note: This aircheck features the final segment of hosted programming at WFNX. The station would run automated until The Harbor debuted four days later.
Previous Format: Classic Hits New Format: CHR “Amp Radio 103.3” Date & Time Of Change: June 28, 2012 at 11:55am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck contributed by Jeff Berlin.
Previous Format: Variety Hits “93.7 Mike-FM” WMKK New Format: Sports WEEI-FM Date & Time Of Change: September 12, 2011 at 6:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeff Lehmann
Previous Format: Rock WBCN New Format: Hot AC “Mix 104.1” WBMX (Moved from 98.5 which became “The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM) Date & Time Of Change: August 12, 2009 at 12:05am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeff Berlin
Previous Format: Country “Country 99.5” New Format: Classical “99.5 WCRB” Date & Time Of Change: December 1, 2006 at 12pm More Info: Northeast Radio Watch, Wikipedia Related Changes: 102.5 WCRB Becomes Country WKLB
Previous Format: Classical “102.5 WCRB” New Format: Country “Country 102.5” Date & Time Of Change: More Info: Northeast Radio Watch, Wikipedia Related Changes: 99.5 WKLB Becomes Classical WCRB
Sometimes the biggest moves come out of nowhere. Unexpectedly on August 21, 2006, Radio-One announced the sale of Urban AC “97.7 WILD-FM” to Entercom. By the next day, Entercom had already taken over the operations of the station via an LMA. The signal, which rimshots Boston and it’s southern suburbs was a perfect compliment to the western based signal of 107.3 WAAF. The former Worcester station had recently upgraded its signal and moved eastward with a change in city of license to Westborough, but still had a hard time covering the urban center of Boston putting it at a competitive disadvantage. With the 97.7 and 107.3 signals combined, WAAF could promote the fact that it covered more area than any Boston FM signal. As the ticking clock stunt hit zero, you could make out...
The Air America radio network launched in March 2004, and after a slow start, began to pick up many new affiliates by the late summer. Yet Boston, despite being one of the most liberal markets in the country, did not yet have an affiliate. From the launch of the network, much of Air America’s growth was attributed to Clear Channel, which brought the format to failed AM stations in many markets. As it happened, Clear Channel just happened to have two stations in Boston that together would make a perfect home for the new format. WXKS 1430 was a longtime adult standards station, the forgotten sister station of CHR station WXKS-FM. In 2001, WXKS was expected to change format to CNET Radio-provided technology talk, but the format ended up on Mega Communications’ WBPS 890, and the st...