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Re: MESSAGE ID: 1EC610858

In a message dated 98-03-17 14:49:17 EST, NORIAC@mln.lib.ma.us writes:

<< Could they be on the verge of buying the Boston holdings of ARS that the
  latter will have to get rid of in the CBS/ARS merger?>>

I highly doubt that Capstar will wind up with the Boston properties.  Capstar
is owned by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst--who also own Chancellor Broadcasting, a
separately run company that owns WXKS AM & FM and WJMN.  Chancellor would be
the one recieving the properties not Capstar.  However, there is much
animosity between CBS and Chancellor---there has not been a direct transaction
between these two companies since the Telcom bill took effect.  I would bet
that another company not currently in the market may wind up with the
"leftover" Boston properties, possibly Jacor or Clear Channel.

Mike Thomas, WERZ & Premiere Radio Networks