Entercom announces what it plans to keep

Jeff Lehmann jjlehmann@comcast.net
Sun Oct 15 14:49:49 EDT 2017

How is Cox able to own the Atlanta Journal Constitution, WSB-TV, WSB AM and the rest of the cluster of radio stations? Were they grandfathered?

Jeff Lehmann

> On Oct 15, 2017, at 12:17 PM, Scott Fybush <scott@fybush.com> wrote:
>> 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.)
> s

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