Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WUFC will convert to syndicated talk radio format

Going, going, but not quite gone is Yahoo Radio Boston/WUFC 1510 radio will fade away as sports talker at the end of May. It was announced today that the station's current owner Blackstrap Broadcasting has entered into a local marketing agreement with Wallis Communications to manage and operate the station. The current syndicated content from Yahoo Sports Radio will convert to mostly libertarian talk and personality-drive talk on June 1st.

Here's the press release with initial talk line-up and schedule :

Personality Radio Coming to Boston

WUFC 1510 AM is set to be the New Home to Popular Talk Radio Personalities Glenn Beck, Jay Mohr, Alex Jones and Dr. K.

Boston, MA-April 28, 2014: Wallis Communications has announced plans to take over WUFC 1510 AM, a 50,000 watt radio station serving the Boston media market.  When the new station launches on June 1st, WUFC 1510 AM will become home to a mix of libertarian and personality driven radio shows featuring some of the biggest names in the industry like Glenn Beck, Jay Mohr, Alex Jones and The Dr. K Show! The station will also air sports news and games from Boston College and Boston University.

Wallis Communications will operate and manage WUFC under an LMA with current licensee, Blackstrap Broadcasting pending FCC approval of a license transfer.  The station’s 50,000-watt signal will reach listeners as far north as Canada.  Programming will also be heard via a live web stream and on mobile device apps such as Tune In Radio.  The tentative program lineup will feature several widely popular talk shows including The Dr. K Show in the Morning (from 6 am – 9 am), The Glenn Beck Program (9 am – 12 pm), Jay Mohr Program (12 pm – 3 pm) and Info Wars with Alex Jones (Overnight) Additional programming details will be announced before the station debuts in June.

Wallis Communications plans to give talk radio a new twist by challenging the content boundaries and offering a free and open exchange of ideas.  “Where Liberty Has a Voice” will be the station’s new positioning statement with the goal of bringing a fresh and unique perspective to listeners.  Each show will deliver extraordinary content, offering viewpoints on important topics like politics, world affairs and much more.

“We are excited to move into Boston,” said Kevin J. Wallis PhD, CEO of Wallis Communications.  “We have made a huge name for ourselves in the Washington DC market with our takeover of WILC 900 AM”.  Wallis Communications is working toward acquiring additional stations throughout the United States in the coming months.

For more information about WUFC 1510 AM,
Contact:
Bryan Berner        Station manager    732-693-1396     BryanB@900wilc.com
or
Lisa Miller            Media contact       201-532-0312     lisa.miller8326@gmail.com

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3 comments:

RI Fisherman said...

WEEI is horrible. The worst hockey coverage of all time. They need to just go away. They need to move to NYC. No room for hockey haters in Boston.

B Sweeney said...

Wow!!! I'm so excited to see this! What this shows me is that Americans are more and more demanding REAL journalism and it's refreshing to see these station owners stepping up to the plate.

Hurleythegreat said...

Lovin it especially Alex Jones