After just one day on the air, Power 96.9 is no more, according to the Greater Boston Media Group.
If you tuned in to 96.9 Thursday morning and were hoping to hear either news talk radio or hip hop, you're out of luck. After shutting down NewsTalk 96.9 on Wednesday in favor of Power 96.9, a new hip hop and R&B channel, 96.9 morphed again today into an eletronic dance station, Nova. "The transformation of the new 96.9 FM continued today at 10 a.m. with the launch of NOVA, Boston’s new electronic dance music (EDM) station," announced Greater Media Boston in a statement. "Plan on more surprises to be unveiled throughout the week," the statement said. Will this change stick around? Or is it just some kind of publicity stunt? Tell us in the comments.
After weeks of speculation, WTKK NewsTalk 96.9 officially relaunched as POWER 96.9 on Wednesday.
Capping off a year of several radio station changes in the city, a new hip hop and R&B radio channel officially replaced WTKK's NewsTalk 96.9 this week. Power 96.9 launched Wednesday at 10 a.m., after a heartfelt good-bye from morning hosts Margery Eagan and Jim Braude set to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." "America did not fall off the fiscal cliff," joked Braude, "but we are falling off the radio cliff." Greater Media Inc.'s 96.9 WTKK has been a talk radio station in the city since 1999. It played host to now-infamous radio show personalities such as Don Imus and Jay Severin. The station noted the change change comes after "much careful consideration of the direction of the station’s format and overall ratings over the past several …