CBS Selling off 50 Stations

Mon Aug 4 01:42:24 EDT 2008

Moving the Red Sox PBP off of WTIC would eliminate the Sox from areas
outside New England. I realize that the out-of-market coverage can't
be "monetized," but its value should also not be minimized either. The
two best examples are the move of the Phillies from WPHT to WPEN a few
years ago and then back to WPHT a year or two later and the move of
the Cardinals from KMOX to KTRS, when the team bought KTRS. There were
howls of protest from around the country in both cases, and despite
WPEN's having greatly improved its nighttime signal in Philly's
western suburbs, the protests supposedly did have something to do with
the move back to WPHT's 50-kW ex-Class IA signal. In any event, if
Entercom could afford both 1080 and the CT 93.7, they'd be well
advised to have them emulate the crazy arrangement they have on WRKO
and WEEI (AM) here. I would suggest retaining the heritage WTIC calls
on the AM, but are the WZEI or WCEI calls available for the FM?

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Tolz" <>
To: "Kevin Vahey" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: CBS Selling off 50 Stations

> >Just wondering is Entercom would go into Hartford and >possibly
> >makeWTIC part of the EEI network
> IMO, based on the historical difficulty CBS and Clear Channel have
> had monetizing urban ratings in Hartford, and Entercom's recent
> history of moving toward FM with WEEI programming , they would be
> better served taking 93.7 and making it part of the WEEI network.
> WTIC AM would likely morph into a "WRKO south" from 10 AM forward
> and on weekends.  They could actually do Hartford a service by
> upgrading the morning drive to a BZ type news format, but that is
> expensive and given their history, I woukdn't bet on it.

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