Boston radio station WTKK 96.9 FM said Tuesday it has expanded its offerings to include live newscasts every 30 minutes, and traffic and weather reports every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. The news and weather reports will be available on the radio station, online , and via apps on Apple and Android mobile devices.
The station, which has a talk radio format, is now branding itself as “News Talk 96.9.”
The expanded news programming is based on a partnership with Total Traffic Network, a national news service owned by radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc., located in San Antonio. The news staff will be locally based, said WTKK program director Grace Blazer.
WTKK-FM is owned by Greater Boston Radio Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media Inc., of Braintree, which owns 22 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Detroit, New Jersey, and Philadelphia markets.