The Shark is an American FM radio Classic Hits- formatted duopoly in the Seacoast Region of New Hampshire, United States. Its two stations are WSAK (102.1 MHz; Hampton) and WSHK (105.3 MHz; Kittery, Maine), with broadcast studios located in Dover. The station's program format is almost exclusively classic hits. A few specialty programs are carried: The House of Blues Radio Hour with Dan "Elwood Blues" Aykroyd, and "The Reporter's File", a public affairs program, both on Sundays. The station was previously the only New Hampshire station to carry the syndicated Bob & Tom Show morning show. It no longer carries that program, instead using its own local DJs on The Shark Morning Show.
The station is owned by Townsquare Media. It formerly broadcast as "Arrow", on the same frequencies and with a similar format, but using call letters WXBB and WXBP. The change to the new name and call was made in March 2000. Citadel Broadcasting acquired the station in August 1999 when it purchased Fuller-Jeffrey Broadcasting Companies. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.
On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including WSAK/WSHK, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management. The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.
On the seventh of march, the radio host at the time was taking a call form caller line one. The radio interviewee was classic rock legend, the Brad Delp. As they talked for roughly ten minutes, Brad talked about a small road incident in which he was involved in. Brad only suffered with a minor injury to his digitus minimus, to which he quoted "which makes it a little difficult to play guitar". They also conversed about a live performance (which would occur later that month), in which Brad would play songs in his Beetles tribute band Beetlejuice. In a cheerful manner the host wrapped up the call, as he did so Brad quoted "I hope to see you at the show". The host agreed and said goodbye. Just two days later Brad Delp was found at his house in his master bathroom dead on the floor. He was pronounced dead by suicide from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Its depressing just writing about it never mind talking about it. Rest peacefully you "lonely soul". The nicest guy in rock and roll history maybe lost to us, but not forgotten. Your music will be played for years to come.