BREAKING NEWS: North Shore 104.9 launches new FM signal tomorrow to reach a million more people

#BOOM you heard it on GMG first!  This just in from Aurelia Nelson at North Shore 104.9.  Congrats to all at the station!

New FM Radio Signal In Boston Radio Market

Upgraded FM Signal to cover over 1 million more people inside the Boston Radio Market

Beverly, MA, January 9, 2013: WBOQ 104.9 FM announces the upgrade of WBOQ FM radio licensed to Gloucester, MA. WBOQ has moved its main transmitter site 11 miles West of the former transmitter site trading 11 miles of Atlantic Ocean coverage for 11 miles plus coverage of densely populated geography in the suburbs of Boston located in Essex and Middlesex counties and into Southern New Hampshire.

The move in project has been years in the making with federal approval from the FCC and FAA and local zoning approvals. WBOQ will launch the new station with all new state of the art antenna and transmitter equipment.

The stations move may not be its last as the station still has the ability for another upgrade with approval from the FCC and cooperation of another New England broadcaster that would give WBOQ one of the largest FM signals in the Boston radio market.

Station President and Owner, Todd Tanger, commented, “We are excited to turn on our new signal on Thursday January 10th as we continue to serve the North Shore of Boston and beyond. “ WBOQ is one of the last privately held FM radio stations in the country. Tanger also said, “ We have always taken pride in our opportunity to provide great music, information, and free public service announcements to our neighbors and friends.”

WBOQ FM’s signal will now reach a potential 2.4 million people in the Boston Radio Market.

WBOQ has been called North Shore 104.9 since 2003.

WBOQ FM has been home of the Red Sox Radio on the FM dial since 2006.

The Boston Radio market is the 10th ranked radio market in the United States.

About Vickie & Peter

Vickie grew up in Iowa. Lived in Silicon Valley & NYC. Peter has lived all over (NJ, NY, CH, IN, CA, MA, etc.) We chose to live and raise our family in Gloucester. Owners of & Van Ness Group. Producers of gimmeLIVE concerts.
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5 Responses to BREAKING NEWS: North Shore 104.9 launches new FM signal tomorrow to reach a million more people

  1. Jenn Cullen says:

    That’s great because I always lose the signal on my commute to Wellesley!

  2. With the new transmitter and all, will the signal be so loud that I’ll have to lower the volume ?
    Just wondering.

  3. Bob Ryan says:

    Good company which hires local and gives local students opportunity to intern. They also regularly help with fundraising events and Food drives. Sen. Bruce Tarr’s Christmas Toy Drive is a good example. Saturday morning “North Shore Sports Desk” with Pete Kelly and Phil Stacey is great for the local High School coverage.

  4. Amy says:


    • From Todd Tanger, Owner of 104.9,
      We just turned it on and we are fine tuning over first few days. I’m also happy to talk to anyone having a challenge and help figure out a solution if there were a problem.
      Old signal had its problem neighborhoods too. The quality of the new signal with all new state of the art equipment should make 99% of the people very happy!
      It goes without saying that Cape Ann is very important to us! You can also access us via our stream at anytime.

      Todd Tanger

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