I'd agree with you. CC may keep doing Mia on 1430, or maybe make it Mia 1200, and talk 1430/101.7. BUT as you say:
>> I also don't see 1200 and 1430 swapping, as 1200 fills in the southern half of the metro that 101.7 doesn't reach.
The Occupy crowd can complain about their sympathizer selling out to CC but times are tough and it's payday for Stephen and his pals.
Country: would work best in suburbs. 101.7 not as strong esp as you get out to 495. Greater
can keep its only country signal in the market and not worry about 101.7 The Wolf or something.
Little extra costs? We ARE talking Clear Channel here, low cost, big profit--followers of Bill
Hanna at heart
(The Hanna-Barbera honcho whose faster! cheaper! motto led to cartoon
characters being chased with the same buildings over and over again in the background! The joke goes that when Hanna died, they were thinking of having the hearse go around the block over and over as a tribute
As for Mike 93.7 helping to defray the costs of overpaying for the Sox, I forget who said it
(probably someone involved with sports broadcasting, and active on this board, facebook,
and boston-radio-interest) but let's just say blue font brightens everybody's day.