WFEX-FM has been sending the Alternative format of WFNX-FM Lynn MA to folks in southern New Hampshire, but according to reports, its about to get religion, in view of the fact that its source of programming is being sold.
The Nashua Telegraph says that Blount Communications is going to acquire the station, licensed to Peterborough NH. It will provide an FM compliment to its WDER-AM Derry NH, which brings religious programming to the area between Manchester NH to the north and Nashua NH to the south.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, the deal on the table would create a good-old-fashioned AM-FM combo.
WDER is a Class B on 1320 kHz with 10 kW-D and 1 kW-N off a directional antenna. It serves the area between and toward the east of Manchester and Nashua.
WFEX is a Class A with 170 W @ 1,388’, and also covers the area between the same to cities – but unlike WDER, it skews to their west.
WFNX-FM has finally thrown in the towel trying to exist as an Alternative standalone in Boston, and its owner, Phoenix Media, is selling it to Clear Channel. The radio giant has been competing in Boston with a small two-AM two-FM cluster until striking a deal for the Phoenix Media FM.
Prices have not yet surfaced for either of the two stations.