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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 More

EMF to Acquire WTPA-FM/Harrisburg from Sickafus
Educational Media Foundation, headed by Mike Novak, has agreed to purchase 1.5kW Rock WTPA-FM, licensed to Palmyra, PA, and serving Harrisburg, Lebanon and Hershey markets (ranked #80), from Patrick H. Sickafus. Terms were not immediately disclosed. EMF is a Christian radio broadcaster. Eddie Esserman of Media More

Pamplin Sells KPAM and KKOV/Portland OR to Intelli
Pamplin Communications Corp. has agreed to sell 15kW News/Talk KPAM-AM (860) and 50kW Adult Standards KKOV-AM (1550), serving Portland, OR, to Intelli LLC. Terms were not immediately disclosed. In a release, Pamplin Media Group said it made the decision to sell its radio stations in order to fully concentrate on its More

FCC Filings Reveal 19 Radio Outlets to Be Divested
CBS Corp. and Entercom filed with the FCC on October 10 amendments to their pending applications seeking the FCC's approval of the merger between the two, which became publicly available on October 11. The FCC Application Amendments contain, among other things, a proposal to divest nineteen radio stations to comply with the More

iHM/Allentown-Harrisburg Makes Programming Moves
iHeartMedia /Allentown names Derrick "DC" Cole as Program Director for CHR WAEB-FM (B104) and Rock WZZO-FM (95.1 ZZO). "In the past 5 years I've been able to work with some great brands in this region, and with some of the best people who are passionate about what we do," said Cole. "To those I say thank you. Going to Allentown More

Q2 Broadcast Station M&A Volume Nears $4.5 Billion
The volume of broadcast station mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. reached $4.47 billion in the second quarter of 2017, according to estimates from Kagan, a group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. The top radio deal was the $82.8 million sale of Hip-Hop KPWR-FM/Los Angeles from Emmis Communications to Meruelo Media. More

Heidi Harris Exits KXNT/Las Vegas Over Comments
Heidi Harris
Heidi Harris
CBS Radio News/Talk KXNT-AM Las Vegas and "The Heidi Harris Show" part ways after comments on her Facebook page about an ad featuring two men helping a baby walk. ABC 13 reports that the post for the ad was from the Clark County Department of Family Services, which was promoting child adoptions. The Heidi Harris Radio Show More

CBS Radio, Entercom Enter Into Merger Amendment
In an 8K filing with the SEC, Entercom Communications, CBS Corp. and CBS Radio Inc. entered into an amendment to its merger plan announced last February. Under the merger agreement, CBS Radio and Entercom were to request the registration statement required to be filed by each to be declared effective by the SEC as soon as More

FCC's Pai Provides Update on Tropical Storm Harvey
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the following statement regarding Tropical Storm Harvey: "Over the last three days, the Federal Communications Commission has been working in close coordination with the Department of Homeland Security to monitor the status of communications networks in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey More

CBS Begins Exchange Offer to Separate Radio Unit
CBS Corp. has begun its separation from CBS Radio with an exchange offer that will ultimately allow the CBS radio group to become a major component in publicly traded Entercom Communications Corp. Under the exchange offer, holders will receive the right to exchange all or a portion of shares of outstanding CBS Class B common More

Grant Helps Preserve the Roots of American Radio
Duquesne University in Pittsburgh is teaming up with the National Museum of Broadcasting (NMB) to preserve history relating to the birth of American radio. It's made possible by $124,219 Educational Access funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, while leveraging Duquesne University's museum and archival expertise More

CBS Q2 Revs Up 9%, Radio Now Discontiuned Ops
CBS Corp., current parent of CBS Radio, reported second quarter revenues grew 9% to $3.26 billion from $2.98 billion in 2016. Operating income increased 3% to $669 million from $651 million. Net earnings from continuing operations increased 6% to $397 million from $373 million, mainly a result of the higher operating income. More

Twin Ports Radio Closes on Buy of Minnesota Duo
Twin Ports Radio has closed on its previously announced acquisition of two Minnesota outlets from Red Rock Radio Corp. Included in the deal were 5.4kW WWAX-FM (92.1)/Hermantown and 1kW KQDS-AM (1490)/Duluth. Twin Ports Radio is headed by Dan Hatfield and the purchase represents the company's first radio stations. Red Rock Radio More

ABC Radio Launches Mara Schiavocampo Podcast
Mara Schiavocampo
Mara Schiavocampo
ABC Radio announces a new podcast titled "Motivated" hosted by ABC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo, which takes a look at all things health, wellness, nutrition and spirituality. After struggling with her weight her entire life, Schiavocampo shares her journey in her weight loss memoir "Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds: My More

Guthrie, McCoy, Talbott Join BFA Board of Directors
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Cox Media Group President Kim Guthrie and Bayou City Broadcasting founder and President/CEO DuJuan McCoy to its board of directors. Additionally, Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott is named an Officer and Vice President. The new members and Talbott were voted in during More

Trio Sells Interests in Baraboo Broadcasting
Jeffrey A. Smith, Gregory J. Buchwald and Anne M. Smith have sold all of their ownership interests in Baraboo Broadcasting Corp. to Kelly Martinson for $380,000. The Corporation is the licensee of 250w AC WRPQ-AM (740) and FM translator station W259BC in, Baraboo, WS along with the Special Temporary Authority for LPTV W43BR in More

Four More Reps Lend Support to LRFA
Four additioinal Members of the House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of a bipartisan resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 191 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate. Adding their More

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