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RE: WEVD sale

--- EM1 GITCHIER <RGITSCHIER@doyle.navy.mil> wrote:
> I'd think there would be room for a third talk station. I'm not a parton of
> sports stations unless I'm interested in a baseball game that's on... 

There will be baseball on AM 1050 if Disney/ABC is finally
able to shake on the deal(a sale or full-time lease)
with the Forward. America's richest sports franchise(Manchester
United is still the World's wealthiest), The NY Yankees, would
then move from 770 to 1050. NHL's Devils would also follow to AM 1050.

According to NY print media, the reason Disney/ABC is in such
a hurry to make a deal for WEVD is because they're
feeling the heat from Paul Allen who's very much interested
in the Yankees radio package to build around his SNR station.
Allen is reportedly ready to invest into an upgrade of AM 620's
signal and then bring the Yanks there with their next radio deal.

> How ironic, in a sense, that WEVD/1050 is going all sports. This happened
> earlier when Emmis bought the station and flipped was it, WHN to WFAN 1050
> our nation's first all sports station. We all know that Emmis eventually
> moved the station/format to 660. 

> I was listening to WEVD earlier from the US Virgin Islands.
> Ron Gitschier
> Vieques Is. 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	Roger Kirk [SMTP:rogerkirk@ttlc.net]
> > 
> > Sven F. Weil wrote:
> > >But here in New York we already have two full-time sports/talk stations:
> > >WFAN Sports Radio 66, which takes care of the local stuff
> > >WSNR Sporting News Radio 62, which gives you a more national perspective
> > (since it's a national network).
> > >I don't think listeners in New York NEED another sports station.  
> > >The reason WEVD should either strenghten its talk lineup, or remain 
> > >the way it is, is because it provides the talk audience with an
> > >alternative to the product on WOR-Radio 710 and WABC-Talk Radio 77.
> > 
> > New York has two sports stations and doesn't need a third. 
> > 
> > New York has two talk stations and DOES need a third?
> > 
> > Sorry, but the logic escapes me.
> > 
> > Roger Kirk
> > rogerkirk@ttlc.net

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