TOP STORY: CBS Radio/Entercom to Merge

The company will be called ENTERCOM.
David J. Field, President and CEO of Entercom, who will lead the combined company, said, “These two great companies, with their impressive histories, complementary assets, and premier content and brands, are a perfect strategic and cultural fit, enabling us to deliver local connection on a national scale and drive accelerated growth. We look forward to welcoming our talented new colleagues at CBS Radio, and we have the utmost respect for their significant contributions to the industry.”

ENTERCOM stations in Seattle: KISW 99.9 FM Active Rock, KKWF 100.7 FM Country, KHTP 103.7 FM Hot AC, KNDD 107.7 FM Alternative,

CBS RADIO stations in Seattle: KFNQ 1090 AM Sports, KJAQ 96.5 FM Adult Hits, KMPS 94.1 FM Country, KZOK 102.5 FM Classic Rock

The combined company is limited to operation of 5 FM stations and 3 AM stations. 2 FM stations of those listed will have to be divested.
Entercom’s footprint in the Pacific Northwest started many years ago with ownership of KTAC AM & FM Tacoma.

in other news:
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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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1 thought on “TOP STORY: CBS Radio/Entercom to Merge

  1. mikec says:
    February 2, 2017 3:46 pm at
    Dare we hope this new mega-corpse will put KFNQ 1090 out of it’s misery & try something that will actually attract listeners & get some ratings. If all-polka doesn’t improve things, they could always try switching it off & turning in the license to the FCC. What a waste of RF!

    pugetsound says:
    February 2, 2017 4:44 pm at
    Someone will want 1090 – probably Salem.

    Mike Barer says:
    February 4, 2017 8:58 am at
    I don’t know anything about Entercom but to put them in the same breath with CBS is disgusting.

    mainstreeter says:
    February 6, 2017 3:30 pm at
    Does this sale include the original CBS O&O stations like WCBS and KNX?

    pugetsound says:
    February 6, 2017 7:19 pm at
    All the CBS owned stations. A motherlode for Entercom.

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