Tonight, I got a WTF moment while I was watching the 6 o’clock evening news on Channel 4 in Boston (WBZ-TV). They announced that WODS FM, Oldies 103.3 is going to change their format to Top 40 radio and re-name themselves 103 AMP Radio!
Oldies 103.3 started back in October 1987. They should be celebrating 25 years of being at the same format for that long period of time. Now, they want to sound like KISS 108, JAMN 94, and MAGIC 106 with music by Maroon 5 and Katy Perry. I don’t have a problem listening to contemporary artists, but I like listening to oldies and classic rock music as well although the Boston radio stations don’t play every oldie/classic rock song. I can’t remember the last time I heard the song Radar Love by Golden Earring on the radio. Boston radio industry is already in shambles with the lost of WFNX-FM, an alternative rock station that had been around since 1983.
I wonder what is going to happen to The Lost 45s show hosted by fellow Emersonian Barry Scott, Beatle Brunch, Elvis Only, Joe Cortese’s Firday night 80s show, and the Saturday Night 70s show. Are they still going to have free summer concerts next year?