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Mon Apr 2 14:34:26 EDT 2018

Revenue from WBZ radio. Let that sink in for a minute. That’s ironic. The victor is depleting the spoils of a dominant voice so robust that you have to intentionally silence.

Bill O’Neill

> On Apr 2, 2018, at 1:36 PM, Scott Fybush <> wrote:
>> 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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