Entercom announces what it plans to keep

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Sun Oct 15 12:17:01 EDT 2017

On 10/15/2017 2:06 AM, Kevin Vahey wrote:

> Scott - I am going to throw this out for you. Could John Henry, Fenway
> Sports Group and the Globe be a sleeper in this?

Lance and I touched on this briefly in the Top of the Tower podcast we 
did last week on the topic.

The problem, still, is the antiquated newspaper-broadcast 
cross-ownership ban. Everyone agrees it's bad policy, and yet nobody has 
made it go away. Until it does, the Globe can't own (or have dominant 
cross-ownership with) any radio or TV stations. Nor can the Herald, 
which means a Herald-WRKO combination that might also make sense is also 
impossible for now.

(And it's interesting to note that had the Sox bought WBOS, as almost 
happened a decade ago, John Henry would then have had a hard time 
acquiring the Globe and saving it.)


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