Sold!: Clear Channel Communications has closed on its purchase of
Radio Equity Partners, creating a new radio-TV combo in the Providence
market, as WWBB (101.5 Providence, oldies "B101") and WWRX (103.7
Westerly, classic rock "WRX") join CBS affiliate WPRI-TV 12 under the
Clear Channel umbrella. The deal also gives Clear Channel WHYN and
WHYN-FM in Springfield MA. WHYN is a news-talker on 560, and WHYN-FM
is hot AC on 93.1. Congratulations to WHYN PD Gary James and the
staff, by the way, for what NERW hears was a phenomenally successful
reunion sock hop last month!
Also closed is the deal that transfers news/sports WNEZ (910 New
Britain-Hartford CT) from American Radio Systems to Mega Spanish
Broadcasters. Look for a format change at WNEZ any day now; we'll
keep you posted.