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WCCM Galaxia logo.jpg
City Methuen, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Greater Boston
Branding Galaxia Boston
Frequency 1570 kHz
Translator(s) 105.3 W287CW (Methuen)
First air date December 22, 1963 (1963-12-22)[1]
Format Ethnic
Language(s) Spanish
Power 50,000 watts day
102 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 22798
Transmitter coordinates 42°40′26.72″N 71°11′25.82″W / 42.6740889°N 71.1905056°W / 42.6740889; -71.1905056 (WCCM)Coordinates: 42°40′26.72″N 71°11′25.82″W / 42.6740889°N 71.1905056°W / 42.6740889; -71.1905056 (WCCM)
Callsign meaning call letters originally used on 800 AM; attempt at a Roman numeral for 800 (subtract CC (200) from M (1000) to get 800)[2]
Former callsigns WMLO (1963–1979)
WBVD (1979–1984)
WNSH (1984–2012)
WMVX (2012–2017)
Operator Smart One Media
Owner Costa-Eagle Radio Ventures Limited Partnership
Sister stations WCEC, WMVX, WNNW
Webcast Listen Live
Website Galaxia Boston

WCCM (1570 AM; "Galaxia Boston") is a radio station licensed to Methuen, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by Costa-Eagle Radio Ventures Limited Partnership, a partnership between Pat Costa and his chief investor, The Eagle-Tribune.[3] WCCM broadcasts in Spanish and airs programming provided by Smart One Media from studios in Worcester. The station is branded as "Galaxia Boston".


Logo as "Nossa Radio", from 2014 to 2017

The station signed on December 22, 1963 as WMLO, a 500-watt radio station[1] licensed to serve Beverly, Massachusetts.[4] It changed its call letters to WBVD on December 5, 1979 and to WNSH on July 1, 1984.[5] Its studios have been located in Danvers,[4] in Salem (at Pickering Wharf), and on the second floor of a hardware warehouse in Hamilton. In 2011, Willow Farm, Inc. sold WNSH for $400,000 to Costa-Eagle Broadcasting. In March 2011, Costa-Eagle changed the station to "Viva 1570". The format changed from tropical music, simulcasting Costa-Eagle sister station WNNW, to Spanish adult contemporary. On November 26, 2012, the call letters were changed to WMVX.[5] The station switched to a Brazilian Portuguese ethnic format in July 2014. On October 8, 2014, the New England Revolution announced that WMVX would become the team's Portuguese-language flagship station.[6]

In January 2013, WMVX was granted a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) construction permit to increase day power to 50,000 watts. In 2016, the station switched its city of license from Beverly to Methuen with its transmitter in Andover, Massachusetts. Even with the anticipated increase to 50,000 watts, the maximum AM power allowed by the FCC, the station must still reduce power at night to 102 watts because 1570 kHz is a Mexican clear channel frequency and WMVX must protect XERF in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, the Class A station on 1570.

The station changed its call sign to WCCM on April 1, 2017,[5] swapping call letters with a sister station in Salem, New Hampshire.[7]


In addition to the main station, WCCM is relayed by an FM translator.

Call sign Frequency
City of license Facility
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W287CW 105.3 Methuen, Massachusetts 139956 250 D 42°25′52″N 71°5′19″W / 42.43111°N 71.08861°W / 42.43111; -71.08861 (W287CW) FCC


  1. ^ a b Halper, Donna; Wollman, Garrett. "The Eastern Massachusetts Radio Timeline: the 1960s". The Archives @ BostonRadio.org. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ Fybush, Scott D (November 2, 1994). "New England Radio Watcher: WCAP owner dies". rec.radio.broadcasting. Google Groups. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "WCCM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ a b "WBVD (WCCM) FCC history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Brazilian radio station WMVX1570 NOSSA RADIO USA becomes the official Portuguese voice of the Revolution" (Press release). Foxborough, Massachusetts and Somerville, Massachusetts: New England Revolution. October 8, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (April 4, 2017). "Classic Hits Comes To The Merrimack Valley". RadioInsight. Retrieved April 10, 2017. The WMVX call letters have brought over from 1570 in Methuen MA, with the WCCM calls moved there. 

External links

  • Galaxia Boston (in Spanish)
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WCCM
  • Radio-Locator Information on WCCM
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WCCM
  • FCC History Cards for WCCM
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for W287CW
  • Radio-Locator information on W287CW

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