It will soon be COX 25

Scott Fybush
Tue Jun 24 21:35:40 EDT 2014

On 6/24/2014 9:07 PM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
> Ed Ansin now has a way to stick it to NBC.

How so? Cox already has a good relationship with Fox in markets such as 
Jacksonville and Tulsa. I would assume the Cox-Fox swap includes a 
commitment to keep WFXT and WHBQ as Fox affiliates, and it's probably 
more lucrative for Cox to keep it that way, given that they get to do 
more hours of local news and retain AFC football as a Fox affiliate.

All of which leaves NBC and Ansin to remain in bed with each other, 
however uncomfortable it might be.

As for Garrett's question - the Cox MO these days is to combine radio 
and TV clusters. There's already a lot of speculation that Cox could 
have its eye on Entercom, which has radio clusters in both Boston and 
Memphis. Of course, Entercom is in San Francisco, too...but perhaps 
Cox's math was that two potential radio/TV clusters offer more potential 
than just one.


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