Could we see ESPN 1260?
Thu Jul 13 14:00:39 EDT 2006
It's possible, but unlikely at this point. ABC decided to keep their
Radio Disney O&O's along with their ESPN Radio affiliates when they
sold off their other properties. I doubt they're giving up on the
Mouse. Right now ABC has 24/7 clearance for ESPN Radio in Boston,
despite 890's signal issues in the 'burbs. That alone should keep
their national advertisers happy. There would be no real reason to
switch. However, with Jessamy Tang running WAMG into the ground before
it ever got started and WWZN on life support--ABC could revisit the
issue if both 890 and 1510 ditch sports down the line, which could
happen sooner rather than later.
On Jul 13, 2006, at 12:56 PM, Bob Nelson wrote:
> Word has it in Cleveland that ESPN is trying to wind up on a 24/7
> signal, and that might be the 1260 there (WWMK) which is currently
> Radio Disney (by co-incidence, so is our Radio Disney station, WMKI
> 1260). They may feel that ESPN would be more profitable than
> children's programming. While ESPN is currently at 890 and 1400 here
> (owned by J Sports), I wonder if they may pull it and put it on 1260?
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