Who Might Get Boston-Area Stations Divested In The CBS Radio/Entercom Merger?

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Fri Oct 13 19:41:23 EDT 2017

By way of clarification... WTOP was never owned by Chancellor or any of its
successors (including Clear Channel/iHeart).

Chase sold WTOP and WASH-FM to Evergreen in 1992, and Evergreen sold WTOP
to Bonneville in 1997. Evergreen was then acquired by Chancellor a year or
so later.

That said, WTOP definitely went on a big growth spurt after 1997 under
Bonneville, becoming the top revenue producer in the nation as it migrated
from AM to a network of FM signals.

On Oct 13, 2017 7:16 PM, "Doug Drown" <ashboy1951@gmail.com> wrote:

> I had an email conversation this afternoon with a friend who used to work
> for WTOP.  He said that when Chancellor/Clear Channel (iHeart) took over
> the station they ravaged it.  Bonneville rebuilt it once again into a
> successful and well-run operation; Hubbard then bought it and went to work,
> making heavy investments, to make a top-notch product even better.  It
> worked: WTOP has been the top-billing radio station in the U.S. during six
> of the last eight years.  He's in hopes that Hubbard will be WBZ's buyer.
> Now that I've read all this, so am I.

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