I'm guessing the Weekend schedule might remain slightly the same, I'm not sure. With the exception of Grecian Echoes (And the sister Sports show on Sunday The Benchwarmers), Abundant Life with Robert Reed, 1550 Today, UDH Radio, Arabian Nights, Arabic Baptist Church, Leading The Way (Arabic), and Farrakhan Speaks Hour were the only shows that were not dropped and replaced with the public domain UN Radio that ran during the station's final months in Newton.
The UN Radio was originally a midday block, it's all public domain content. But as leases began running out as the station was about to be sold off, almost the entire schedule with the exception of Grecian Echoes, the shows mentioned above and Greek Voice Of America was replaced entirely by it as the leases ran out. They had a handful of Legal IDs voiced by the previous owner, along with 1 jingle cutting in at the top of the hour automatically. They dug out an old jingle for the final days in Newton. Was surprised to hear it. Had not been used for years.
TOH ID Jingle (Skip to 2:09): http://www.mediafire.com/file/q2xq9q...23001_Line.mp3
Anyway, back to the schedule
Weekdays and Sundays 7AM-12PM: Grecian Echoes (Flagship show) with The Benchwarmers (English Sports Talk show) 1-2PM Sundays
1-2PM: Portuguese (Portugal)
5PM-7PM: Greek Voice Of America
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If it was on, I should get it here in Somerville a few miles from Fresh Pond, since I used to be able to (faintly) get the old three watt night signal from Newton, and I'm getting a much stronger day signal here from Fresh Pond than I did from Newton despite the lower wattage.
It's a pretty new Nautel transmitter Been in use only a few years. They might be signing off at 7. They plan on replaying the daytime programming after 7PM but not yet (Few weeks maybe)
The whole station had to be re built. They used mostly in studio hosts with automatic Legal IDs and some pre recorded programming.
Not only did they have to build a completely new transmitter system at WJIB's tower, but they also had to re build the studios at their building in Needham.
The Grecian Echoes studio has been operating since February but the rest of the equipment left over from the 4 studios at the building in Newton might still need to be picked up and moved and installed for the other studios. A lot of it is quite old. I think they actually got some new(er) equipment for the new Grecian Echoes studio.
Last edited by JeremyAndrews; 03-14-2017 at 05:43 PM.
webstream is up. Abacast. Sounds 100 times better than the old one.
Basically they are playing music blocks from each of the languages in the lineup.
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