98.5 WROR Boston becomes WBMX Mix 98.5 | 1991
Your webmaster has always wondered why it is that radio companies can’t respect heritage call letters. Well, here’s another set of calls that went away in 1992– at least off the 98.5 frequency. WROR was the FM station to WRKO until RKO General was forced to sell off all it’s radio properties. Before WROR they were first WRKO-FM – ARKO-Matic, the automated top forty station in the 60s. Later, it was Boston’s first Oldies station as WROR. In 1980, they went live AC, with some of Boston’s most melodic and historic jingles (JAM’s “I’d Rather Be In Boston” series #1). In 1983 they experimented with CHR using a version of the WLS-FM jingles… but later reverted back to AC, which they stayed until ’92.
WBMX remains to this day on 98.5. The WROR calls were launched on 105.7 when the Country format and calls on 105.7 WKLB moved to 96.9 (and later to 99.5). Confused? There is more information to be learned about this at the Boston Radio Archives site.