Having recently completed its signal upgrade, WQOM-AM Boston (formerly WBIX) has set Monday, November 1 at 8:00 am for its debut. New owner Holy Family Communications says the first program will be a Mass from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston.
Jim Wright, President and General Manager of The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network, a division of Holy Family Communications, stated that he is “…eager to proclaim the fullness of Truth with clarity and charity.”
As previously reported, WQOM has upgraded the signal strength formerly used by WBIX on 1060 kHz, relocated the transmitter, and made other technical improvements. When WQOM launches on November 1, the broadcast signal will be 50,000-watts and reach a population of over 5.5 million listeners.
Scot Landry, the Secretary for Catholic Media for the Archdiocese of Boston stated, “Cardinal Seán O’Malley and many of us at the Archdiocese have hoped for years to have a strong Catholic radio presence here. As you know, Boston has been one of the only major media markets without 24/7 Catholic radio. The programming that will run has been proven nationally, and we are happy that Catholics in Boston now will be able to listen to it on November 1.”