Wednesday, May 30, 2007

 

WWZN 1510 sold but will keep sports

REVISED JUNE 1, 2007:
In a surprise move, coming after the station's new owners mentioned
"serving the immigrant community" and a format change, WWZN is getting new owners but NOT a new format.

The new owner is Blackstrap Broadcasting LLC which is also buying WSNR AM 620
in New York City. Originally, their press release read: "Blackstrap Broadcasting’s mission is to provide a platform and a welcoming home for immigrant communities on the public airwaves."

However a press release has announced that 1510 will stay sports.
"Anthony Pepe, WWZN AM 1510's general manager and the host of the 'Mouthpiece Boxing Show' on the station, forwarded the following press release... informing that the station's new owner, NYC-based Blackstrap Broadcasting LLC, will be keeping the Zone's current sports format which is a mix of national sports talk from Sporting News Radio network, local college play-by-play broadcasts and niche time-brokered programs."

Comments:
Peter Davidson, May 29:
"“I am pleased that my company will purchase these two great signals. Blackstrap Broadcasting’s mission is to provide a platform and a welcoming home for immigrant communities on the public airwaves...
Immigrants are the source of America’s strength and prosperity and Blackstrap Broadcasting was formed to celebrate, champion and provide mass media access to these newly arrived Americans.”

Peter Davidson, May 31:
“1510 The Zone has been embedded in Boston as a sports station for the last 10 years and we would like to preserve that tradition,Boston is among the greatest sports cities in the country and the demand for sports coverage in the region reflects that."

FLIP FLOP...Did they buy the station in Boston to run programming for immigrants or what? Or are they
still planning to switch formats in a few months or so, but just want to keep their listeners (both of them)
assured that there will be no change, no matter what has been said before...
 
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