WBUR To Close On WMVY Today, Flip It To Simulcast Saturday
February 8, 2013 at 4:51 AM (PT)
BOSTON UNIVERSITY will close on its $715,000 purchase of Triple A WMVY/TISBURY (MARTHA'S VINEYARD), MA from ARITAUR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. TODAY (2/8) and will flip the station to a simulcast of its noncommercial News-Talk WBUR/BOSTON on SATURDAY as WBUA after an introductory showcase of its lineup to the new audience.
The station will air "ON POINT WITH TOM ASHBROOK" midnight-2a, "HERE AND NOW WITH ROBIN YOUNG" 2-3a, "RADIO BOSTON" 3-4a, and "BBC NEWSDAY" 4-6a before starting the simulcast SATURDAY morning with "ONLY A GAME."
“The islands, CAPE COD and ‘SOUTHCOAST’ are vital to the state we cover and serve. But until now most residents could not get our signal,” said WBUR GM CHARLIE KRAVETZ. “We have the largest radio newsroom in NEW ENGLAND and are thrilled to provide our outstanding local news reporting – along with our signature programs like ON POINT, HERE & NOW, RADIO BOSTON and ONLY A GAME – to these important MASSACHUSETTS communities.”