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Scott Fybush
Mon Apr 2 13:36:58 EDT 2018

On 4/2/2018 1:31 PM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
> CBS knew how to do local radio and where 24 hours news would work - NY,
> Chicago, LA, SF, Dallas and Philly and where it was better to have talk at
> night Boston, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and St. Louis.
> Keep in mind it was Entercom that decided to make the swap of WBZ to
> iHeart.

More correctly, it was the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 
that forced the trade. Entercom would gladly have kept WBZ(AM) along 
with the rest of the Boston cluster if it had been allowed to do so, but 
DOJ had antitrust concerns about the concentration of revenue that 
Entercom would have retained. I'm not sure there was anything else in 
the cluster that Entercom could have unloaded instead that would have 
satisfied DOJ.

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