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Evolution 101.7 no more, “The Bull” is in Boston

At the end of 2012, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment launched the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) station, after a $14.5 million signal purchase from Phoenix Media/Communications Group. Just days ago, however, EDM was replaced by “The Bull”, which claims to be “a new brand of country.”

The new station will run commercial-free for the entire summer. It will feature an award-winning syndicated program, based in Nashville, “The Bobby Bones Show” among other locally based programs, to be announced soon.

In direct competition with Boston’s longtime WKLB Country 102.5, Dylan Spraque, Vice President of Programming for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Boston, in a press release, says “The Bull” is “for the new generation of Country Music fans.”

Evolution 101.7, Clear Channel’s first EDM broadcast station in it’s company history, willcontinue to air on 107.9 HD2 and will be streamed online.  Fans of the station have already begun protesting the abrupt switch.

Radio Legend Casey Kasem Passes Away at 82

IMDB.com {IMAGE CREDIT}The voice of American Top 40 for nearly four decades, Casey Kasem, passed away yesterday  (June 15th, 2014) morning. His death was confirmed by his daughter Kerri on Facebook:

“Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” wrote Kerri. “Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad. With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie.”

Kasem’s last years were complicated with health issues and custody problems. However, his impressive career- and the incredible impression he made on popular music, will never be forgotten.

Read more about Casey Kasem’s passing

  • Radio Legend Casey Kasem Dead at 82 {Rolling Stone}
  • Casey Kasem’s global reach: long-distance dedications {CNN}
  • Casey Kasem, An Iconic Voice of American Radio {NPR}
  • Ryan Seacrest Remembers American Top 40 Predecessor Casey Kasem {People}