Broadcasting at 20,000 watts, WUNR 1600 AM serves the greater Boston area. Our studios are located in Downtown Crossing, across from Macy's and within close proximity to the Red, Orange and Green "T" lines in Boston, Massachusetts. WUNR is licensed in Brookline and its transmitter is located in Newton. We offer great hands-on training with a Program Director, storage compartments, producing of ads and/or shows, and we pride ourselves in caring about each of our producers and making their experience with us the best possible.
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Serving the Community
As part of its service to the community, WUNR runs many public service announcements throughout the day that address issues relevant to our diverse listening community. In addition, WUNR broadcasts "The Commonwealth Journal", an award winning weekly public affairs program, at 9:30 PM every Monday.
The Commonwealth Journal
History of the Station
WUNR 1600 AM began as WVOM in 1948, one of the first Boston radio stations to broadcast 24 hours a day on a regular basis. Upon being sold to Herbert Hoffman in 1955, the station was renamed WBOS AM, later sharing those call letters with a sister station, WBOS FM. WBOS FM was eventually sold in 1984. In addition to some of the first rock-and-roll shows to air in Boston in the mid 1950s, WBOS AM began producing some ethnic programming, which increased through the late 1960s. To reflect the station's growing ethnic programs, Mr. Hoffman changed the call letters in 1969 to WUNR, which stands for "United Nations of Radio"
With respect to the annual EEO report required by the FCC, the reports are only necessary for radio stations with five or more full-time employees. WUNR has fewer than five full-time employees and therefore is not required to file this particular report.