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Greater Media

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Greater Media, Inc.
Private
IndustryMass media
Founded1956
Defunct2016
Headquarters,
Area served
United States
Key people
Peter H. Smyth (Chairman & Chief executive officer)
ProductsRadio stations
DivisionsRadio Broadcasting
Newspaper
WebsiteGreater-Media.com

Greater Media, Inc., known as Greater Media, was an American media company that specialized in radio stations. The markets where they owned radio stations included Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Charlotte, and the state of New Jersey. The company was formed in 1956 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and its headquarters were located in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Greater Media also published several weekly newspapers in Central New Jersey. The newspaper group won 12 Suburban Newspapers of America awards for 2006.[1]

On November 12, 2007, Greater Media announced it was buying three stations in Charlotte, North Carolina from Lincoln Financial Media--WBT, WBT-FM, and WLNK.[2] The deal was finalized on January 31, 2008.

On July 19, 2016, Beasley Broadcast Group announced that it would acquire Greater Media's radio stations for $240 million.[3] The FCC approved the sale on October 6, and the sale closed on October 29.[4] The Greater Media newspapers were sold to the Newspaper Media Group.[5]

List of radio stations

Boston

  • WROR-FM 105.7 FM — Classic Hits
  • WKLB-FM 102.5 FM — Country
  • WBQT 96.9 FM — Rhythmic AC
  • WMJX 106.7 FM — Adult Contemporary
  • WBOS 92.9 FM — Modern Rock

Detroit

  • WCSX 94.7 FM — Classic Rock
  • WMGC-FM 105.1 FM — Classic Hip Hop
  • WRIF 101.1 FM — Active Rock

New Jersey

  • WMGQ 98.3 FM — Adult Contemporary, New Brunswick
  • WCTC 1450 AM — Talk, New Brunswick
  • WDHA-FM 105.5 FM — Rock, Dover
  • WMTR 1250 AM —Oldies; Morristown
  • WRAT 95.9 FM — Rock, Point Pleasant
  • WJRZ-FM 100.1 FM — Adult Contemporary, Manahawkin

Philadelphia

  • WPEN 97.5 FM — Sports
  • WMGK 102.9 FM — Classic Rock
  • WMMR 93.3 FM — Rock
  • WBEN-FM 95.7 FM — Adult Hits

Charlotte

  • WLNK 107.9 FM — Adult Contemporary
  • WBT 1110 AM — News/Talk
  • WBT-FM 99.3 FM — News/Talk (simulcast of WBT)

List of publications

Names in parentheses are the markets they serve, all of which are in New Jersey.

References

  1. ^ "GMN takes 12 awards in national SNA contest". The Sentinel newspaper, Edison/Metuchen New Jersey, Greater Media. February 7, 2007
  2. ^ Greater Media, Inc. - Greater Media To Acquire Lincoln Financial Group'S Wbt-Am, Wbt-Fm And Wlnk-Fm In Charlotte, Nc
  3. ^ "Beasley Purchasing Greater Media For $240 Million". July 19, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Beasley Closes on Greater Media Purchase; Makes Multiple Staff Moves
  5. ^ Greater Media Will Part With Its Newspaper Group
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