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Griesheimer Exits Entercom/Denver After 10 Years
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Amy Griesheimer
Amy Griesheimer exits Entercom/Denver as VP/General Manager for the company's five-station cluster there after ten years in the post. Regional VP Doug Abernathy will reportedly serve as acting General Manager. Prior to joining the local group in October, 2007, she served as Market Manager of the company's stations in More

CBS Launches Exchange Offer in Entercom Merger
CBS has launched its exchange offer to their shareholders in connection with the merger of CBS Radio and Entercom. Under the terms of the offer, CBS shareholders can exchange shares of CBS Class B common stock for shares of CBS Radio common stock (which, upon completion of the merger, will convert into shares of More

Filing Reveals Combined Entercom Ownership Split
In a schedule 14A filing with the SEC detailing a date for a shareholder meeting, Entercom revealed more details about its merger with CBS Radio. The filing explained that immediately following the merger, CBS Radio shareholders will own 72% and Entercom 28% of the new combined company. Approximately 72% of the More

FCC Filings Reveal 19 Radio Outlets to Be Divested
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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

DiNardo Exits Entercom San Francisco as VP/MM
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Steve DiNardo
VP/Market Manager Steve DiNardo exits Entercom San Francisco ahead of the merger with CBS Radio. The 23-year market vet oversaw the company's four-station cluster there, including KBLX-FM, KOIT-FM and KUFX-FM which are being divested to meet the FCC's local ownership requirements. DiNardo had been with Entercom since 2012, More

Entercom Makes $265 Million in Spin-Off Sale
In an amended filing with the SEC regarding its pending merger with CBS Radio, Entercom says it's reached preliminary deals with buyers who will purchase and operate stations in four markets that the company must divest stations to complete the transaction. As a result of these collective transactions, Entercom will receive More

Conference Calls Set for Emmis Q2, Entercom Q3
Emmis Communications will host a conference call to discuss second quarter results on Thursday, October 12. Emmis Chairman/CEO Jeff Smulyan and EVP/CFO and Treasurer Ryan Hornaday will host the call. Also, Entercom Communications will release third quarter 2017 results before the market opens on Thursday, November 2. Entercom More

Q2 Broadcast Station M&A Volume Nears $4.5 Billion
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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

Conclave Announces Summer Learning Conference
The Conclave has announced that its Summer Learning Conference will be held on July 25-27 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place. The 2018 event (#CONCLAVE43) will celebrate 43 years of educating radio broadcasters with educational sessions from radio professionals along with networking opportunities. The conference More

Entercom Divests Stations to EMF Ahead of Merger
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Entercom Communications has agreed to divest three stations to Educational Media Foundation (EMF), including KSWD-FM (100.3 The Sound)/Los Angeles, KSOQ-FM (92.1)/San Diego and WGGI-FM (95.9)/Wilkes-Barre. The transaction marks the first required divestitures related to Entercom's pending merger with CBS Radio. Additionally, More

Triton Digital Releases the July Top 20 Ranker
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Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for July. 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 Media Rating Council. Total listening for clients measured in July showed 5.09 million Average Active More

John Ludwig Joins Adams Radio Salisbury-Ocean City
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John Ludwig
Adams Radio Group hires radio veteran John Ludwig as a Senior Account Manager representing the Adams cluster of stations in Salisbury-Ocean City. Ludwig comes to Adams from Entercom Portland where he has spent the past 13 years as a sales consultant. Born in Newport Beach, CA, and raised on the West Coast, he began his career 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 Denies Stolz Petition in ETM Sacramento Renewal
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The Media Bureau has denied a Petition for Reconsideration filed on February 17, 2017, by Edward Stolz II seeking reconsideration of the Bureau's Letter Decision denying Stolz's informal objections and granting Entercom Communications license renewal of five stations in Sacramento for the license terms ending December 1, 2005 More

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