Tuesday, April 25, 2017
April marks the 20th anniversary of the end of folk music on Walden 1120 Radio
It was this month 20 years ago that I presented the last hour of folk programming on Walden 1120 AM in Concord, MA. Years of gross mismanagement and dishonesty resulted in an erosion of trust from the local business community and brought about the station's inevitable demise. Today, as WBNW, it has no local identity with the communities near its transmitter site, and the money to operate it comes from a rich investment broker, not local advertisers or listeners. Nevertheless, at this late date, there is still some hope in getting the format on a licensed station in the north central Massachusetts region. There are a couple of possibilities I will be investigating over the coming weeks and if anything develops, I'll reveal what I can here.