WJIB - AM 740 - Cambridge, MA

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HISTORY OF WJIB-740 What is now WJIB started broadcasting in 1948 from its present site at 443 Concord Avenue, Cambridge Mass, as WTAO, set up by Frank Lyman, whose descendants still own the WJIB studio and transmitter site, where WJIB rents the space there it uses.. Five more sets of ... See more f call letters have been assigned to the 740 frequency since then: WXHR, WCAS, WLVG, WWEA, and on August 4, 1992, it became WJIB under Bob Bittner's new ownership. Strangely, 740 was co-owned the company that owned WXHR-FM (later becoming WJIB-FM 96.9) back in the 1960's. Some of the famous formats of 740 were: as WCAS, a progressive folk music format appealing to the left-leaning academic community of Cambridge. And there was Gospel music on 740 for about 10 years as WLVG (We LoVe Gospel). Prior to the Gospel music format, the station went into bankruptcy in the early ‘80's. This became one of the longest (8+ years) bankruptcy court cases in history. By 1991, with most parties wearing out after hostile fighting over the station, newcomer Bob Bittner came out victorious in the July 1, 1991 U.S.Bankruptcy Court date with the highest bid, barely squeaking over the second-highest bid. It was all over in 30 minutes. In 1992, Bob made the change to instrumental-rich WJIB, largely patterned after the abandoned (October 1989) "beautiful music" formatted WJIB-FM 96.9. Since 1992, WJIB has gradually moved into the direction of "Adult Standards" music... meaning that the instrumentals are the minority and the vocals are the majority, just the opposite of 1992. The biggest move towards more vocals was in 2003.

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i would like to hear more read soveign than frank sinatra getting tired af frank sinatra every 5 songs mix it up a bit you plau cool funky 80's music mix it all up lol no rap though

June 23, 2013, 6:24 a.m. GMT

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I adore this station and would love if it were available streaming online. I would happily pay a subscription fee for it--are there any plans to make WJIB available digitally?

April 21, 2013, 9:23 p.m. GMT

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We found your station by accident one day.we could there was a station that still played music as good as WJIB 740.You have an excellent selection.Please keep sending us such music again.We find it just about impossible to find any good quality like you have.PLEASE keep up the great work!There are a see more... lot of us still appreciate great music. Thank You

Feb. 22, 2013, 7:59 p.m. GMT

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Dear Bob---Love your music!!! Have a 95 year old friend I take shopping and he cannot get your station.. Have called Best Buy and they suggest "streaming" or music via the computer. He just wants a radio with a strong signal----I live on the waterfront in Boston, and he is across the street. My see more... car radio picks you up, and he heard your music. Where do I go so he can listen to you during the day? Karen kgould2020comcast.net

Feb. 21, 2013, 3:51 p.m. GMT

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your station bring me to enjoy life alittle better.

Jan. 18, 2013, 12:31 a.m. GMT

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i been listen to your station for over 30 yrs.. im in my later fourty & i love the ratpack /frank /deano... keep up the greatjob..

Dec. 20, 2012, 11:39 p.m. GMT

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WJIB plays almost constantly on my company car. Working for a transportation business that caters to a large number of senior adults, I find this most pleasing music for everyone riding in and around Boston. It comes in rather foggy in the Salem, Peabody areas, but clearly otherwise. These folks oft see more... en ask if the sound is from a cd, to which I'm happy to inform them......'It's on 740 AM!' Please keep playing the good stuff. Thanks, FC from Lynn

Nov. 29, 2012, 1 a.m. GMT

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I always listen to your radio station when, I have a chance. Your music is great and brings back great memories of the 60's. I wish, I could listen to your station over the computer at work and share this music with others. I tried finding you on the computer but was unsuccessful. Keep playing this see more... great music.

Feb. 21, 2012, 3:29 p.m. GMT

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Great station, great music. I love WJIB - AM740. Please broadcast my favorite group OK-DREAMBAND. New cd "Clarinet-Dreams" now is available for downloading. My favorite song is "Your Eyes Are So Blue".

Nov. 1, 2011, 10:04 a.m. GMT

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how do you get the app for wjib 740 am on ipod touch

July 10, 2011, 7:22 p.m. GMT

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Great, but please set up a playlist so we can know who the artists are. Also, it would be great to share the music with others. What better way to spread the word!

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