Entercom announces what it plans to keep
Wed Oct 11 07:14:41 EDT 2017
With the merger, stations have to be spun off. Entercom buying CBS Radio
but there's a cap on how many stations one owner can have plus there are
concerns about market share.Scott Fybush's podcast said ETM head David
Field is more likely to do swaps than sales so maybe they wind up owning
stations in, say, San Antonio.
The Entercom CBS deal (originally announced in Feb.) is kind of like the
American Radio and CBS deal some years ago.Would WRKO and CBS be under same
ownership? No, so WRKO went to...Entercom. Now both WRKO and WBZ are being
sold or swapped off. (And WBZ-FM..the DOJ would likely not allow both huge
sports stations to be co-owned). 98.5 most likely stays sports but it won't
be part of the merged company which will have the Entercom name.
On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, A Joseph Ross <email@example.com> wrote:
> CBS no longer owns WBZ? When did that happen?
> On 10/10/2017 7:09 PM, Bob Nelson wrote:
>> ... And what it won't.Via radioinsight and Scott Fybush:
>> New Entercom Boston: WEEI, WEEI-FM, WAAF, WBMX, WODS. Spinoffs: WBZ,
>> WBZ-FM, WRKO, WKAF, WZLX.
>> WEEI 850-- ESPN.Does talk move there?
>> WEEI- FM has only Sox; 98.5 other teams
>> WBZ AM and FM --who might get them? Would WZLX do spillover sports when
>> teams play at same time?
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