In a late Tuesday announcement, Entercom Communications dropped a bombshell that will end decades of Rock programming on a Westborough, Mass., FM largely heard in the Boston market.
A definitive agreement to sell the facilities associated with WAAF-FM 107.3 to Educational Media Foundation (EMF) for $10.75 million in cash has been reached.
In a carefully worded press release, Entercom said it would continue to air WAAF on its existing HD stations, 104.1 HD2 and 93.7 HD2 — and on RADIO.COM.
But, with no FM translator or full-powered FM signal, WAAF becomes the latest Rock casualty in Boston. WBCN and WCOZ are other onetime Boston rockers now gone, as is Modern Rock outlet WFNX.
The change to one of EMF’s Christian Contemporary Music formats is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, via a Network Affiliation Agreement that will end at closing, expected in Q2 2020.
A Form 314 filing is forthcoming.
WAAF is a Class B facility primarily serving the Worcester, Mass., area. It can be heard as far as Springfield, to the west, and to Manchester, N.H., giving EMF a monster signal.