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Entercom Completes Merger With CBS Radio
Entercom Communications has completed its merger with CBS Radio Inc., creating one of the top two radio broadcasters in the country. With a nationwide footprint of 235 stations, the combined companies will reach over 100 million people weekly with its collection of radio outlets, digital platforms and live events. It More

Entercom Launches Entercom Audience Analytics
Entercom has launched Entercom Audience Analytics, a tool to offer advertisers data and analytic insights designed to optimize their advertising campaigns and improve return on investment. The analytics capability is powered by a partnership in Entercom markets with AnalyticOwl, a broadcast analytics platform used to More

Houston Hispanic Chamber Honors CBSR's Frazier
Sarah Frazier
Sarah Frazier
In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Awards on November 18. The largest Hispanic gala in the region, the Chamber's Annual Awards honors the accomplishments of the Houston business community. This year, the Chamber will bestow the Chairman/President & More

Entercom Shareholders Approve CBS Radio Merger
Shareholders of Entercom Communications approved a merger with CBS Radio on Wednesday that creates the nation's second largest radio operator with over 200 stations. The deal is expected to close on Friday, when the combined companies, to be called Entercom, will launch and cover close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 More

WFAN Kick-Offs 2018 with New Mornings, Afternoons
WFAN
WFAN
Sports/Talk WFAN (Sports Radio 101.9 FM and Sports Radio 66 AM) New York revealed a new line-up to launch on January 2. Gregg Giannotti, currently co-host of "Gio & Jones" on CBS Sports Radio, is named co-host of the newly renamed WFAN Morning Show, "Boomer & Gio," alongside Boomer Esiason. Later in the day, SportsRadio More

iHM/Los Angeles Names Worden VP/P of ALT 98.7
Lisa Worden
Lisa Worden
iHeartMedia names 20-year veteran programmer Lisa Worden as Vice President of Programming for KYSR-FM (ALT 98.7)/Los Angeles. In addition, Worden is appointed Alternative Rock Brand Manager for iHM's National Programming Group. As VP/P, she will work alongside Mike Kaplan, who will continue as serve as PD of ALT 98.7. Most More

Entercom Announces Programming Format Captains
Entercom
Entercom
Entercom Communications has appointed twelve veteran programmers to the role of Format Captain across all of the company's formats. These "Captains" will report to Pat Paxton and Chris Oliviero, effective at the completion of the merger with CBS Radio, which could come as early as November 17. The following executives have been More

FCC Approves Entercom/CBSR Merger w/Conditions
The FCC's Media Bureau has approved Entercom's merger with CBS Radio which, when consummated, will result in Entercom holding over 200 radio stations through its wholly-owned CBS Radio subsidiary. However, the approval is subject to certain conditions. First, in order to comply with the local radio ownership rule, the parties More

Triton Digital Releases the August Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for August. The Ranker is a listing of the top-performing digital audio stations and networks measured by the Webcast Metrics audience measurement platform, accredited by the MRC. Total listening for clients measured in August showed 5.3 million Average Active Sessions More

Entercom Reveals Reg. Presidents Ahead of Merger
Entercom
Entercom
Ahead of the closing of Entercom's merger with CBS Radio, President/CEO David Field has detailed the new Regional Management structure in an internal memo to staff. Veteran management execs Doug Abernathy, Susan Larkin, Dave Alpert, Brian Purdy and Bob Philips add the title Regional President. More

Gen Media Partners Hires Radio Exec Chuck Bortnick
Chuck Bortnick
Chuck Bortnick
Gen Media Partners (GMP) hires veteran radio executive Chuck Bortnick for the newly created post of Senior VP/Integrated Platforms. Bortnick previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Westwood One and Chief Operating Officer and President of Metro Networks. He was also Regional VP for several of Cumulus Media's regions in More

Entercom Q3 Revs Up 1%, Board Declares Dividend
Entercom Communications reported third quarter net revenues increased 1% to $122.3 million from $121.6 million in 2016. Operating income was $13.5 million, after $8.8 million of merger and acquisition costs (CBS Radio), compared to $25.7 million. Same station net revenues decreased by 1%, excluding political while adjusted More

Beasley to Exchange WMJX-FM/Boston for WBZ-FM
Beasley Broadcast Group has entered into an asset exchange agreement with Entercom Communications whereby Beasley will exchange AC WMJX-FM (Magic 106.7)/Boston and $12 million cash for WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)/Boston. In addition, Entercom will begin operating WMJX-FM under a local marketing agreement (LMA) until the More

iHM Inks Strategic Station Exchange with Entercom
iHeartMedia has announced a strategic station exchange with Entercom Communications across four U.S. markets. Under the agreement, iHM will acquire seven radio stations from Entercom in Boston, Seattle and Entercom will acquire ten stations from iHM in Richmond, VA and Chattanooga, TN. The deal is expected to close in the first More

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