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Greater Media, Inc., known as Greater Media, was an
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media company that specialized in radio stations. The markets where they owned radio stations included
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. The company was formed in 1956 in
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. Greater Media also published several weekly newspapers in Central New Jersey. The newspaper group won 12 Suburban Newspapers of America awards for 2006. On November 12, 2007, Greater Media announced it was buying three stations in
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-- WBT, WBT-FM, and WLNK. The deal was finalized on January 31, 2008. On July 19, 2016, Beasley Broadcast Group announced that it would acquire Greater Media's radio stations for $240 million. The FCC approved the sale on October 6, and the sale closed on October 29. The Greater Media newspapers were sold to the Newspaper Media Group. Greater Media Will Part With Its Newspaper Group
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List of radio stations


Boston

*WROR-FM 105.7 FM — Classic Hits *WKLB-FM 102.5 FM — Country *WBQT (FM), WBQT 96.9 FM — Rhythmic AC *WMJX 106.7 FM — Adult Contemporary *WBOS 92.9 FM — Modern Rock


Detroit

*WCSX 94.7 FM — Classic Rock *WMGC-FM 105.1 FM — Classic Hip Hop *WRIF 101.1 FM — Active Rock


New Jersey

*WMGQ 98.3 FM — Adult Contemporary, New Brunswick *WCTC 1450 AM — Talk, New Brunswick *WDHA-FM 105.5 FM — Rock, Dover *WMTR (AM), WMTR 1250 AM —Oldies; Morristown *WRAT 95.9 FM — Rock, Point Pleasant *WJRZ-FM 100.1 FM — Adult Contemporary, Manahawkin


Philadelphia

*WPEN (FM), WPEN 97.5 FM — Sports *WMGK 102.9 FM — Classic Rock *WMMR 93.3 FM — Rock *WBEN-FM 95.7 FM — Adult Hits


Charlotte

*WLNK 107.9 FM — Adult Contemporary * WBT 1110 AM — News/Talk *WBT-FM 99.3 FM — News/Talk (simulcast of WBT)


List of publications

Names in parentheses are the Media market, markets they serve, all of which are in
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. *''Atlanticville'' (Eatontown, New Jersey, Eatontown, Long Branch, New Jersey, Long Branch, Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, Monmouth Beach, Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Ocean Township, West Long Branch, New Jersey, West Long Branch) *''the hub'' (Fair Haven, New Jersey, Fair Haven, Little Silver, New Jersey, Little Silver, Oceanport, New Jersey, Oceanport, Red Bank, New Jersey, Red Bank, Rumson, New Jersey, Rumson, Sea Bright, New Jersey, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Tinton Falls) *''Examiner'' (Allentown, New Jersey, Allentown, Millstone, New Jersey, Millstone, Roosevelt, New Jersey, Roosevelt, Upper Freehold, New Jersey, Upper Freehold) *''Independent'' (Aberdeen, New Jersey, Aberdeen, Hazlet, New Jersey, Hazlet, Holmdel, New Jersey, Holmdel, Keyport, New Jersey, Keyport, Matawan, New Jersey, Matawan, Middletown, New Jersey, Middletown) *''News Transcript'' (Colts Neck, New Jersey, Colts Neck, Englishtown, New Jersey, Englishtown, Freehold Borough, New Jersey, Freehold, Manalapan, New Jersey, Manalapan, Marlboro, New Jersey, Marlboro) *''Tri-Town News'' (Howell, New Jersey, Howell, Jackson, New Jersey, Jackson, Lakewood, New Jersey, Lakewood, Plumsted, New Jersey, Plumsted) *''Edison/Metuchen Sentinel'' (Edison, New Jersey, Edison, Metuchen, New Jersey, Metuchen) *''North/South Brunswick Sentinel'' (North Brunswick, New Jersey, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, New Jersey, South Brunswick) *''East Brunswick Sentinel'' (East Brunswick, New Jersey, East Brunswick, Helmetta, New Jersey, Helmetta, Jamesburg, New Jersey, Jamesburg, Milltown, New Jersey, Milltown, Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, Monroe, South River, New Jersey, South River, Spotswood, New Jersey, Spotswood) *''Suburban'' (Old Bridge, New Jersey, Old Bridge, Sayreville, New Jersey, Sayreville)


References


External links


Greater Media WebsiteGreater Media newspapers portal
{{Greater Media Companies based in Braintree, Massachusetts Mass media in New Jersey 1956 establishments in Massachusetts 2016 disestablishments in Massachusetts Defunct radio broadcasting companies of the United States Mass media companies disestablished in 2016