Contract "Employees" On Full-Power Major Market FM

Mike Ward
Sun Apr 21 15:28:50 EDT 2013

I used to work for a competitor of theirs (CC's KFBK), but I'm pretty sure
RA&D don't actually buy the time on KRXQ, unless they're doing so to make
money on the commercial and other sales.

They own the show and syndicate it to at least one other station in
Reno...they've been on other stations in the Central Valley from time to
time. I'm pretty sure that this is also not "time brokering".

On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Laurence Glavin <> wrote:

> Several radio sites have reported on a threesome called "Rob, Arnie and
> Dawn" who were suspended by
> Entercom-owned KRXQ-FM in Sacramento, Ca. They were criticized for making
> up a list of
> five things that are bad about Boston the day after the Boston Marathon
> explosions,
> (Hey, there's a website called where we can make lists
> longer than that every day,
> but we don't like outsiders doing it). Anyway, one detail that has emerged
> from this incident is
> the fact that "Rob, Arnie and Dawn" are NOT employees of KRXQ, but air
> their show on that station
> via a time-brokered agreement. Now, that's not unusual on the AM dial,
> especially on AMs way up on
> the dial, like, oh, I dunno, 1230, 1300, 1330, 1470, 1510, 1550 and 1600
> in the Boston area. But
> KRXQ is a 50,000-watt facility (at 500 feet; apparently with one
> exception, FMs in Sacramento
> don't have heritage superpower authorizations like other markets iin
> California) that's ranked third
> in the 6+ PPMs released to the public, and it's owned by a conglomerate.
> Outlets like these
> would be expected to EMPLOY morning-drive hosts and DJs and even have them
> sign contracts
> to keep them from jumping to the competition. "Rob, Arnie and Dawn" are
> also described as
> "self-syndicating" like many time-brokered hosts on AM radio as described
> above. So with regard to
> the people doing sports talk on WUFC-AM 1510, it seems likely most may be
> purchasing the time
> for their shows...ditto for MICHAEL G-R-A-A-H-A-M at WCRN-AM 830, also on
> 1120 and 1390.
> (According to the WUFC website, Anthony Pepe appears to be part of
> "management" there and may
> be an employee). Could the time be coming when hosts and DJs on FM are
> also time-brokered as well?

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