WZBR

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WZBR
WZBR logo.png
City Dedham, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Greater Boston
Branding 1410 The Bass of Boston
Frequency 1410 kHz
First air date July 17, 1961
Format Urban Contemporary
Power 2,300 watts day
25 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 41348
Transmitter coordinates 42°14′5.00″N 71°8′13.00″W / 42.2347222°N 71.1369444°W / 42.2347222; -71.1369444
Callsign meaning W Z Bass Radio
Former callsigns WOKW (1961–1981)
WAMK (1981–1985)
WATD (1985–1990)
WMSX (1990-2013)
Owner Alexander Langer
(Langer Broadcasting Group, LLC)
Sister stations WSRO
Webcast http://streaming.radio.co/s07f9b8a04/listen
Website http://www.thebassradio.com/

WZBR (1410 AM) is a radio station broadcasting Urban Contemporary music format. Licensed to Dedham, Massachusetts, United States, the station serves the Greater Boston area. The station is owned by Langer Broadcasting Group, LLC, which also owns WSRO in the area.[1][2]

History[edit]

The station signed on July 17, 1961 as WOKW. The callsign changed to WAMK on September 28, 1981; to WATD on December 15, 1985; and to WMSX on April 1, 1990.[3]

On June 10, 2013, the then-WMSX filed an application to move from Brockton to Dedham, with a transmitter in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston.[4]

On November 12, 2013, the station changed its call sign to the current WZBR. Langer signed the station on from its new site on the Hyde Park-Dedham border on February 11, 2014. WZBR has its own studios in Hyde Park.[5]

The station changed from its previous jazz music format to Portuguese language programming in December 2014.[6]

On February 3, 2016, WZBR changed from a simulcast of WSRO to an Urban Contemporary format, known as "The Bass of Boston."[7]

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