Globe: (Poss.:) WEEI to FM, ESPN to 850
Sat Sep 12 13:55:44 EDT 2009
But everyone seems to keep forgetting that Disney does not own WAMG
and never has. Note also that the central/south Jersey AM 1040 that
ESPN recently added to augment the coverage its New York City
flagship, WEPN 1050, is an LMA, not a purchase. And also note that
WPEN, the ESPN affiliate in Philadelphia, is an LMA--even though
WPEN's owner, Greater Media, has for years shown little interest in AM
ownership. Although the mouse is apparently in a better cash position
than just about any other large radio group owner, the company may
well have turned its back on buying more AMs. Even in this depressed
market, Disney may now view AM purchases as bad investments.
Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Subject: Re: Globe: (Poss.:) WEEI to FM, ESPN to 850
> Dan Kennedy like the rest of us is trying to digest this
> My best guess is cash strapped Entercom will SELL 850 to Disney
> betting that the local WEEI brand will do fine no matter where they
> put it.
> When Disney sold off their radio empire to Citadel they kept
> of the ESPN outlets which shows how they value the brand.
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