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Philly/Boston Swapping Takes Effect

Philly/Boston Swapping Takes Effect

Greater Media, Nassau Broadcasting and Charles River Broadcasting closed their previously announced transactions.
Greater Media gets Charles River’s 102.5 FM frequency in Waltham, Mass., and Nassau’s 97.5 FM slot in Burlington, N.J.
Nassau gets Greater Media’s 99.5 FM frequency, licensed to Lowell, Mass., plus cash and classical music assets, including the format of WCRB(FM) in Boston.
“Beginning at noon on Dec. 1, country station WKLB will begin broadcasting on the 102.5 FM frequency and classical WCRB will begin broadcasting on the 99.5 FM frequency in the Boston market,” the organizations announced.
“As of 6 p.m. on Nov. 17, listeners can tune in to Greater Media’s Smooth Jazz WJJZ(FM) at its new address on the 97.5 FM frequency in the Philadelphia market, formerly home of Nassau’s WTHK ‘The Hawk.’ … WTHK listeners will have an opportunity to sample Greater Media’s Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK, which will be simulcast on the 97.5 frequency until Smooth Jazz debuts Friday evening.”