Over at 96.9, Carolyn Kruse has been given the morning gig, becoming the only woman flying solo in the mornings on commercial radio in Boston. Best of luck to her, and a big NERW apology for spelling her name wrong at least twice so far! Other players on the new WKLB-FM are largely from the old Country 96.9, WBCS -- Jeff McKee from 10 to 3, John Willis from 3 to 7, and Chuck Monroe from 7 to midnight. WKLB-FM is operating from the Greater Media facilities at 330 Stuart Street, the old home of WBCS and the longtime home of WMJX (106.7), the dominant AC that's being shielded from competition by the new 'ROR.
A few NERW nitpicks: The call changes haven't gone through the FCC yet; for now, 96.9 is still legally WBCS Boston (and you can hear them say just that underneath all the noise at the top of the hour) and 105.7 is WKLB-FM Framingham (although Greater Media has consistently neglected the "-FM" suffix on the air, which could be a bit annoying to WKLB(AM) in Manchester, Kentucky). The 1150 AM facility remains WROR, although the top-hour ID has changed from the legal "WROR, Boston" to the quite illegal "WROR AM."
The switcheroo got the usual attention from Boston's print media, including an article in Boston's largest daily that was *nearly* free of the usual errors that seem to plague their radio columnist. I say "nearly" because said columnist still hasn't realized that 93.7 in town changed calls way back in November 1994. Hey Susan -- it's not WCGY anymore! The local tabloid did much better (I'll take the "96.6" for WKLB-FM as a typo), and even landed its columnist on TV, during a quick piece on the changeover that aired during WCVB-TV (Channel 5)'s early-evening newscast.