Report: A Different Tune For WBCN?
March 30, 2009 at 12:04 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Alternative WBCN/BOSTON’s longest-running Rock radio station, is rumored to be considering a format change, writes THE BOSTON HERALD. The station, a former ratings powerhouse that has fallen on hard times, may be flipped to the same format as sister WXRK/NEW YORK -- Top 40 NOW FM.
But over at ’BCN, which has been playing rock music since the 1970s, station suits denied there is any change in the works. "It’s an unfounded rumor," said spokesguy CHA-CHI LOPRETE.
THE HERALD continued that it isn’t exactly a secret that CBS has been contemplating a switch at ’BCN for some time. Most often, the station is rumored to be going Sports-Talk. Since ’BCN has the rights to the PATRIOTS and CBS-owned sister station WBZ-A airs the BRUINS, it seemed the logical move.
But when negotiations with WEEI afternooner GLENN ORDWAY fell through a few months back, the sports rumors faded.
"I believe they will do something," said a HERALD source.