Power 96.9 Debuts In Boston
Could This Format Be A Stunt?
January 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Talk WTKK (NEWS TALK 96.9)/BOSTON, morning hosts MARGERY EAGAN and JIM BRAUDE signed off at 10a, with JOURNEY's "Don't Stop Believing" running in the background, thanking many involved with their show and the station's departing format.
The song ended suddenly, reminiscent of the final SOPRANOS episode, and POWER 96.9 debuted with RIHANNA's "Diamonds" as the first song. RICK ROSS's "Diced Pineapples" followed by MIGUEL's "Do You," FRANK OCEAN "Thinkin About You" and KANYE WEST, JAY-Z & RICK ROSS & NICKI MINAJ & BON IVER "Monster."
The songs currently playing are looping in the same order every three to four hours. If this is a stunt, could the eventual format be some form of Rock?
The station is positioned as "BOSTON's Hip Hop and R&B station." The website is http://www.power969.com/.
But, could this all be a stunt, with another format flip around the corner? The songs currently playing are looping in the same order every three to four hours. If this is a stunt, could the eventual format be some form of Rock?
Earlier, MARGERY EAGAN and JIM BRAUDE got a chance to do a final show to say goodbye to listeners. "AMERICA did not fall off the fiscal cliff," joked BRAUDE, "but we are falling off the radio cliff." The show's regular contributors and guests were scheduled to appear on the final episode, including MASSACHUSETTS Governor DEVAL PATRICK.
“We would like to thank JIM BRAUDE, MARGERY EAGAN, MICHAEL GRAHAM and the entire NEWS TALK 96.9 WTKK-FM staff for their many contributions to the station and Talk Radio format over the years in BOSTON,” said Market Manager ROB WILLIAMS. “They are true professionals and we are very grateful to them.”