NECN and 96.9 Boston Talks Announce AM Simulcast

April 13, 2011

Starting April 18, WTKK to Simulcast NECN’s First Thing in the Morning and
NECN Morning As Lead-in to Jim and Margery Show

BOSTON AND NEWTON, MA – NECN, New England’s News Station, has prepped viewers with the latest news, weather, traffic and sports for the past 18 years and beginning Monday, April 18, 96.9 Boston Talks, the city’s top destination to discuss the day’s major local and national news happenings, will simulcast an hour and a half of NECN’s morning news programming.

Jim and Margery, 96.9 Boston Talks’ popular morning show featuring Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, continues at 6:00 a.m. As a lead-in, simulcasting of NECN’s First Thing in the Morning will begin each day from 4:30 to 5:00 a.m. and a full hour of NECN Morning will follow from 5 to 6:00 a.m.

NECN’s morning news is anchored by Kristy Lee, Erick Weber and features Meteorologist Danielle Niles. NECN’s coverage will include up-to-the-minute information on the latest news, weather, traffic, sports and live reports from the field on the major stories of the day.

“96.9 Boston Talks is a must listen for Bostonians that care about the events of our city and beyond. The opportunity for NECN’s news to serve as a lead-in to Jim and Margery is a real opportunity to increase awareness for the station,” said Bill Bridgen, NECN executive vice president and general manager. “Much like NECN, Jim and Margery and 96.9 have a loyal listener base that is intelligent, educated and informed.”

“We are excited to partner with NECN to bring Bostonians and New Englanders ‘live and local’ early morning news, weather, traffic, and sports on 96.9 FM,” said Program Director Grace Blazer.  “After listeners get top notch information to start the day, they interact with Jim and Margery and talk about the big stories.”

NECN is the largest regional news network in the country, serving more than 3.7 million homes in more than 1,000 cities and towns throughout New England. Launched in 1992, NECN is owned by Comcast and provides 24-hour access to breaking news, sports, weather, and traffic. The award-winning NECN is a two-time winner of The Associated Press’ News Station of the Year Award and a 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. Visit https://webmail.comcastnets.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx> more information.

WTKK-FM is owned by Greater Boston Radio, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 23 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets.  Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States. Follow Greater Media, Inc. on Twitter for up to date headlines and press releases at www.twitter.com/greatermedia.  Become a fan of the Greater Media, Inc. page on Facebook.