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NECN shows set for radio simulcasts

By Johnny Diaz
Globe Staff / April 13, 2011

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Beginning Monday, listeners of WTKK-FM 96.9 will be able to hear simulcasts of cable television network NECN’s early morning shows.

NECN’s “First Thing in the Morning’’ will be heard on the radio station from 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m., followed by a full hour of the “NECN Morning’’ program.

The programs will lead into the radio station’s news and discussion program, hosted by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, at 6 a.m. weekdays.

Braude hosts his own opinion show on weekday evenings on NECN. Eagan is a columnist for The Boston Herald.

“We are excited to partner with NECN to bring Bostonians and New Englanders live and local early morning news, weather, traffic, and sports on 96.9 FM,’’ said WTKK program director Grace Blazer, in a statement.

Bill Bridgen, NECN’s executive vice president and general manager, said in a statement that WTKK has “a loyal listener base that is intelligent, educated, and informed.’’