Pittsfield's WBEC Radio sold to Vox Media

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A pair of Pittsfield radio stations is changing hands - again. Radio stations WBEC-AM & FM, currently owned by Telemedia Corporation, were sold to Vox Media for an undisclosed price. According to sources in the industry, Vox Media is a company that owns 30 other radio stations in New England, New York and Pennsylvania. WBEC has a history of being bought and sold. WBEC was owned by The Berkshire Eagle when it originally went on the air in 1947. In the 1960s, the stations were sold to Richard S. Jackson who held on to it until the early 1980's when he sold it to Bob Howard Communications. Howard was a former NBC TV President who kept the stations until they were sold in bankruptcy to Joe Gallagher Associates. Gallagher later sold it to the current owners in August of 1999. Currently, AM-1420 offers an all-talk & sports format, with features such as Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura and Don Imus. The station also offers regular "Berkshire Eagle Radio News" updates. Live-105 offers a pop & rock format. This report was compiled by WUPE/WUHN Radio, Pittsfield

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