New Radio Station 96.9 Changes Again - True Station Now A Mystery

After just one day on the air, Power 96.9 is no more and an electronic dance station has taken its place according to the Greater Boston Media Group. What type of station will the new channel finally end up being?

Update: 96.9 has changed for good into a hip hop/rock station. 

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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.

It doesn't take too much speculation to realize the station will change all week at 10 a.m. each day. 

Is the publicity stunt working? Do you still trust Greater Media Boston? Tell us in the comments. 

D Temple January 03, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Bring back News Talk 96.9 There is enough garbage music on the dial!
Mary Ellen January 03, 2013 at 06:31 PM
HATE the NEW FORMAT!!!! We have ENOUGH MUSIC stations on the radio!! EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!!! WILL NEVER LISTEN to this station!!! What a WASTE!!!!
Pat Fiotto January 03, 2013 at 06:45 PM
I do hope you bring Jim and Marjorie back. They are real people with real ideas. There are plenty of music channels ----and get real---- people listen to their own selection of music on the many apparatus there are out there. They rarely turn on radio for music.
Kitchen Sink TV January 03, 2013 at 07:12 PM
There is always room for a station to replace Oldies 103.3. Find a place for good music, not a lot of talk and for Barry Scott and the lost 45's.
charlie January 03, 2013 at 08:44 PM
bring back the talk show i will be at wrko until then thanking you in advance charlie marlborough ,ma
Mary January 03, 2013 at 09:33 PM
My husband and I completely agree with Charlie. We'll listen to wrko now.
annonymous January 03, 2013 at 09:54 PM
so i've become more and more dissappointed since Jay Severen left the station; we have way too much PC talk out there. I'm always looking for talk show hosts who dont give in to the rest of the country with everyone has to feel good nonsense. Michael Graham was really the only one left I really enjoyed. So I'm done with 96.9
JMc January 04, 2013 at 12:48 PM
The current incarnation isn't bad - but surprisingly it's a clone of what 101.7 just turned into (EDM Music). Guess we'll see at 10am today if the format changes yet again.
Cindy Labadini January 04, 2013 at 11:08 PM
I was so upset to learn about these changes. PLEASE bring back Jim, Margery and the whole talk radio format!
Lori January 05, 2013 at 01:17 AM
You went downhill since Jay Severin was fired. Michael Graham was good as the late night shows (some). Used to be a dedicated listener than you got Doug Meehan ( loved him doing traffic hated him on talk) and it was downhill. What happened to REAL TALK RADIO....bring that back! Themusic format is horrible....ALL OF THEM!
Lori January 05, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Well there you have it! What will you do?
Jaime January 05, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Newstalk 96.9 was the only talk radio I enjoyed listening to. Now, it's a dance music station, and Boston JUST got 2 new dance/techno music stations - 103.3 and 101.7. Too much all at once, and I won't be listening to any of these new stations. I know a lot of people who are really upset that 96.9 talk radio is gone. You won't last long competing with these other 2 dance/techno stations, plus kiss 108 and 94.5 on other end.
sammy melanson January 06, 2013 at 03:33 PM
this new format is nothing but a JOKE, the hard working people of ma deserve better. leave our talk radio alone, bring Jim and Marjorie back, and most importantly we need Susan Kaplan and Rick Shaffer back on the radio educated those hard working people about Money.
JMc January 06, 2013 at 03:38 PM
So why exactly is music a joke?
matt January 06, 2013 at 06:30 PM
new 96.9 is just now another sleepy station catering to the ignorant people in massachusetts who are living in lala land who only want to lsten to music and not the truth
matt January 06, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Music in itself is not a job but when hundreds of stations are playing music why add another music station that plays the same music?
Dan Doucet January 08, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Just came back from vacation jump in car to head to work turn on 96.9 thought i was stuck in a bad episode of twilight zone what happened to 96.9 talk just found out it's gone to the twilight zone what a bunch of idiots with all the music out there already u really think we needed another music station
William Colby February 21, 2013 at 02:18 PM
I'm really disappointed they took talk station off the air bring it back we have enough music stations I will never listen to that station again
matthew leonard February 24, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Another bad decision!
Paul Hodges March 13, 2013 at 05:42 PM
You had the best, you fired and let go all the rest for what? Now you only play to the mostly "uninformed" segment of our population. I actually tried off and on for the first two weeks to give your music a chance; but with so much competition out there, we need to go back to a Talk format with a station with the " political balls" not being afraid of left wing backlash. Paul Hodges (Day one 96.9 listener, but no longer)
Denise Shea April 14, 2013 at 04:01 PM
I can't believe you got rid of Rick Schaffer and Susan Kaplan! What a wealth of knowledge they provided to all of us. I have followed them for years, and thanks to them, my portfolio looks pretty darn good. You really need to reconsider bringing them back. With Sirius xm, I can find music everywhere except your station, but I can't find Rick and Susan. You are making a grave mistake and you will lose lots of viewers. Dee Shea
S.H. May 11, 2013 at 05:17 AM
BACK ON THE AIR STARTING MAY 12th: THE MONEY SHOW with Rick Shaffer & Susan Kaplan! SUNDAYS FROM 10-NOON on the New England Talk Network: 830AM, WCRN, Worcester & Central Mass; 1210AM, WBNW, Concord, 1390 AM, WPLM, Plymouth, & 970 AM, WESO, Southbridge


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