Tuesday, July 14, 2009

WBCN is soon to be no more

Long live WBCN!

(Though we wish it were the WBCN of 1985).

Final chord for the Rock of Boston

WBCN 104.1 FM, the long-celebrated Boston radio station credited with leading the progressive rock ‘n roll radio movement from the 1960s to the modern day, will no longer rock the airwaves.

Owner CBS Radio Boston said today that the legendary station is going off the air in a complicated shuffle intended to make room for a new sports/talk format.

On August 13, 98.5 The Sports Hub will replace the music station WBMX, or Mix 98.5, which will move to WBCN’s slot on the dial. WBCN will become a Web-only operation available at www.wbcn.com.

The Sports Hub will air New England Patriots and Boston Bruins games, according to a release from the station. Local personalities Toucher and Rich will anchor the morning drive hours. The station will take the call letters WBZ-FM, pending FCC approval.

Also: WBCN through the years

WBZ-FM was one of our favorite FM stations back in the day - it was at 107.9 Mhz back then...


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