Thanks to Tony Matt for sharing this with Village 14…
WNTN 1550 AM, currently located on Rumford Avenue next to the city recycling center, has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to move their City of License to Cambridge. The transmitter and antenna would be relocated to the WJIB (740 AM) site in the Fresh Pond area of Cambridge. No word yet on plans for a new studio, but it’s expected that owner Colt Communications will sell the entire Rumford Avenue property.
WNTN has been broadcasting from Newton since 1968, and is notable for being the first radio station to employ Howard Stern.
If the application is approved by the FCC and WNTN follows through with the move, two radio stations (licensed to Newton) will remain: WZBC 90.3 FM at Boston College, and WXKS 1200 AM. A number of local FM stations transmit from the FM-128 tower off of Chestnut Street in Upper Falls, but most of those are licensed to Boston.