Greater Media-Boston "Power" Flip A Stunt, 96.9 Now All-EDM
January 3, 2013

Yesterday morning, Greater Media flipped Talk WTKK/Boston to "Power 96.9, Boston's Hip Hop and R&B station." However, as the day progressed it became apparent that the new format was a stunt, as only a handful of songs were in rotation and repeating over and over throughout the day.

This morning 96.9 flipped again, this time to all-Electronic Dance Music as "NOVA 96.9." This new format is surely a stunt as well, as Greater Media has yet to reveal its true intentions for the frequency. An official announcement from the company merely says "The transformation of  the new 96.9 FM continued today at 10am with the launch of NOVA, Boston’s new electronic dance music (EDM) station. Plan on more surprises to be unveiled throughout the week! Stay tuned."

For now, the station can be heard online at nova969.net.

Meanwhile, Greater Media announced this afternoon that veteran Boston radio personality Pebbles has been named as the new morning show host of 96.9 FM, regardless of what the format ends up becoming. She was most recently heard across town on CCM+E Rhythmic CHR WJMN (JAM'N 94.5), where she spent 17 years and was most recently morning co-host alongside Ramiro Torres.

"I am beyond thrilled to become a member of the Greater Media family, and am extremely grateful to Rob Williams for giving me the opportunity to continue my journey in radio doing what I love," said Pebbles. "I am deeply thankful for the support of the listeners who have followed my career over the years and I hope that they will continue to support me in my new venture."

"Pebbles has been a consistent top performer in Boston radio for years," said Greater Media-Boston Market Manager Rob Williams. "I had the pleasure to work with her at JAM’N and I was pleasantly surprised that she was available to join our team as we launch our new station on 96.9 FM. Her on-air talents, her commitment to working in the Boston community, and her incredible personality make a rare combination."




 
Breaking News
Stu Bergen Named CEO, International & Global Commercial Services For Warner Music Group
JoJo Turnbeaugh Named SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia Las Vegas
In Brief - February 5, 2016
February 4, 2016
John Strazza Joins RECORDS
Greater Media Promotes Buzz Knight to SVP of Program Development
MIWs Announce Results from 2015 Gender Analysis
February 3, 2016
Leslie Moonves Named Chairman Of CBS Corporation
FADER Label Annouces New Distribution Deal With Caroline
Jeff Hickcox Returns To Beasley SWFL As Promotions & Events Director
February 2, 2016
SiriusXM Reports Major Subscriber Growth, Record Revenue in 2015
BMG US Promotes Zach Katz To President Of Music Publishing
Bentley Named MD/Afternoon Drive Host at WEDG/Buffalo
SoundExchange Ends Record-Setting Year, $800 Million to Recording Artists and Record Labels
February 1, 2016
Alissa Pollack Named iHeartMedia EVP of Global Music Marketing
Entercom Atlanta Announces Jeff Dauler to Lead Mornings On STAR 94
John Shomby Named Director Of Programming for NASH Network
In Brief - February 1, 2016
January 29, 2016
eQB NOW
Alpha Media Promotes Two Portland Stars to Music Director
Justin Ragland To Head SummitMedia Birmingham Marketing & Promotions
January 28, 2016
WDRV/Chicago Names Rob Cressman Program Director
Matt O'Grady Named Chief Executive Officer Of Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Frank Arigo Named Senior Vice President Of Marketing For Columbia Records
January 27, 2016
Music News
Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White Dead At 74
The Entertainment World Remember Maurice White
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Future, The Lumineers, Stone Temple Pilots
Justin Bieber, Pitbull and More Added to Grammy Lineup
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Future
Lady Gaga to Honor Bowie at Grammys, Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl
Quick Hits: Juno Awards, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Grammys, Joe Bunch
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown, Big Boi, Disclosure, The Roots Picnic, Moonstone Festival
RIAA Announces New Certification Methods
Quick Hits: Adele, Rihanna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac Fest, Jefferson Airplane, Smashing Pumpkins, Halestorm, Santigold
Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Paul Kantner Passes Away
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Zayn, Kanye West, Coldplay, Shawn Mendes
TIDAL Surprises Fans with New Rihanna Album
Coldplay To Tour U.S. Stadiums
Quick Hits: Rick Ross, J. Cole, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Halsey, Deftones, Sting, Lionel Richie Tribute Concert
FMQB NOW

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, OM
Entercom
Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!