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    http://radioink.com/2017/02/03/enter...-kdnd-license/

    Update KDND is one of the stations being removed from Entercom to make the CBS Radio Deal work.

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    http://radioink.com/2017/02/02/will-...vest-stations/

    http://radioink.com/2017/02/02/wants-spin-off-stations/

    Wow Most of the cuts will have to be in Sacramento and San Francisco where Entercom is heavily represented and CBS Radio.

    But who will invest in them is speculation.

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    Even with KDND out of the picture, Entercom and CBS has to decide which Sacramento station is worth keeping. They have some good properties that rival broadcasters would kill for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by only1moore View Post
    Even with KDND out of the picture, Entercom and CBS has to decide which Sacramento station is worth keeping. They have some good properties that rival broadcasters would kill for.
    You have to ask yourself why would a major company want to enter market #28....knowing they're going to get their fannies kicked by iHeart and Entercom.

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    From a quick look, I see the conflicts in Miami and Seattle.

    Miami has two sports outlets; CBS's WQAM 560 (the dominate station of the three sports outlets here; the other is iHeart's WINZ 940, the lowest rated), and Entercom's WAXY 790. One has to go, obviously. The "speculation" is that Entercom's low rated Alternative outlet, 104.3 The Shark, would be blown up to make way for -- WAXY 104.3 "The Ticket,"

    In Seattle, same deal, only with the Country format. CBS brings KMPS FM 94.1 and Entercom bring KKWF 100.7 The Wolf. KMPS is #13 with an overall 3.4. KKWF if #21 with an overall 2.3. So, it's obvious one has to go . . . .

    Entercom Miami made an announcement in the Business News down here, about three weeks before this merger broke. They are moving from North Miami, near the county line, to the center of Downtown Miami into all new studios/office. Of course, makes sense NOW: they needed the space to add the three CBS outlets and their current digs are at full capacity. We'll end up with two abandoned broadcast facilitates across the street from each other in North Miami, with the CBS and Entercom buildings.

    I did read in one of the trades, because Sacramento needs to be divested, that it's possible (speculations) that Alpha would swoop in and trade off their West Palm Beach properties (ironically, old CBS properties) to get a hold of a CBS or Entercom property in the market? That speculation made because of Alpha's recent aggressive expansions.

    Opps, spoke too soon: just seen that Entercom voluntarily handed over Sacramento's 107.9, The End.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Joel View Post

    Miami has two sports outlets; CBS's WQAM 560 (the dominate station of the three sports outlets here; the other is iHeart's WINZ 940, the lowest rated), and Entercom's WAXY 790. One has to go, obviously. In Seattle, same deal, only with the Country format. CBS brings KMPS FM 94.1 and Entercom bring KKWF 100.7 The Wolf.

    KMPS is #13 with an overall 3.4. KKWF if #21 with an overall 2.3. So, it's obvious one has to go . . . .
    You forget that CBS has owned two competing all news stations in NYC for almost 25 years. Both remain successful both in ratings and revenue. So there's no reason why you can't retain two stations in the same format. It gives you 100% of that audience, rather than sharing it with a competitor. Cumulus has that situation now in Dallas and Nashville. Steel City has that situation in Kansas City.

    Conflicts have nothing to do with format. These decisions will be made on two points: Revenue and quality of signal. The first being most important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Joel View Post


    Miami has two sports outlets; CBS's WQAM 560 (the dominate station of the three sports outlets here; the other is iHeart's WINZ 940, the lowest rated), and Entercom's WAXY 790. One has to go, obviously.


    Why? As Big A says,CBS operates two News outlets in New York city, so having more than one station in a format does not mean one "has" to go.

    If the revenue does not support two same-format stations, then one will get a new format. Given the limitations for successful AM formats in a market the size of Miami, that means either talk or sports

    If one changes, it will be for economic reasons. And it does not have to be sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Joel View Post

    Miami has two sports outlets; CBS's WQAM 560 (the dominate station of the three sports outlets here; the other is iHeart's WINZ 940, the lowest rated), and Entercom's WAXY 790. One has to go, obviously. The "speculation" is that Entercom's low rated Alternative outlet, 104.3 The Shark, would be blown up to make way for -- WAXY 104.3 "The Ticket,"

    In Seattle, same deal, only with the Country format. CBS brings KMPS FM 94.1 and Entercom bring KKWF 100.7 The Wolf. KMPS is #13 with an overall 3.4. KKWF if #21 with an overall 2.3. So, it's obvious one has to go . . . .


    Not necessarily. WAXY 790 and WQAM 590 were both making a ton of money, especially when you consider neither is particularly viable as anything other than sports or talk, a few years ago. I'm guessing the situation hasn't changed much.

    You're more likely to see changes in Seattle at KKWF since it performs mediocrely, but don't be surprised if you see Bonneville or Hubbard swap out of Phoenix or St. Louis for Entercom's excess. Neither will swap prime properties for crumbs. Both would likely want at least KMPS. We've also seen this scenario play out before. Entercom sent its highest billing Denver property to Bonneville for KSWD, and Bonneville forced Emmis to dump WIL and WKKX for KZLA in 2000.

    Opps, spoke too soon: just seen that Entercom voluntarily handed over Sacramento's 107.9, The End.
    Entercom will likely just replace KDND with KYMX or KNCI, though it could take a lower rated CBS property depending on what potential buyers offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post

    You're more likely to see changes in Seattle at KKWF since it performs mediocrely,
    It may be mediocre now, bit at times it's beaten KMPS. And even a mediocre country station can make a ton of money. If they can control both country signals, they can own that demo, which is a powerful place to be. As I said, Cumulus is doing it now in Dallas.

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    Absolutely. I wouldn't be surprised to see Bonneville get both KMPS and KKWF and keep both country. Not sure if country goes quite as far in Seattle as it does in Dallas, but 100.7 has been country for a dozen years. So, it's probably still making at least decent money.

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