The Eastern Massachusetts Radio Timeline: the 1960s

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1960

1961

Apr. 10
WTBS-FM started on 88.1 MHz.

1962

July 17
WBZA shut down.

1963

Dec. 22
WMLO (1570) takes to the air as a 500-W daytimer.

1964

Oct. 12
WIHS-TV (ch. 38) started.

1965

1966

Oct.
WXHR-TV becomes WKBG-TV, adds color.
Oct. 12
WRKO-FM becomes automated rocker “ARKO-matic”.

1967

Feb. 26
Yankee network disbanded.
Mar. 13
WNAC becomes WRKO, flips to Top-40.
Sept. 25
WGBX-TV started on channel 44.

1968

Apr. 1
WNTN started on 1550 kHz.
Feb. 5
WBRS-FM started on 91.7 MHz.
Mar. 15
WBCN begins playing rock music late at night.

1969

Jan. 1
WRKO-FM adds stereo, becomes WROR.

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