Thursday, October 20, 2005

 

WILD on the FM dial?

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From the Boston Globe:

A WILD change of format

October 20, 2005

As of today, Boston's heritage African-American soul station, WILD-AM (1090), is shifting format. The former urban-soul station, which has been owned by Maryland-based Radio One since 2000, will begin playing contemporary gospel as ''Boston's Inspiration Station."

Meanwhile, sister station WBOT-FM (97.7) will cease calling itself ''Hot 97.7" and shift its playlist from hip-hop and R&B to more mainstream urban-adult contemporary, picking up many of the soul artists that had aired on WILD-AM.

During evening hours, 6-10 p.m., the FM station will return to more hip-hop, with soul and ballads overnight, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Radio One has also applied to the FCC for a permit to change the WBOT call letters to WILD-FM. Tom Joyner's talk show, which had been heard mornings on WILD-AM, will air instead Monday through Friday, 6-10 a.m., on the FM station. -CLEA SIMON

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Say, is it possible that the Globe's Clea Simon wrote an article about radio without one mistake? ;-)

Radio & Records covers the same item here:

Radio One Makes WILD Move In Boston
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