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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryOchs View Post
    If I remember correctly, Bonneville tried CHR here in the late 1990's-early 2000's! Does anyone remember Z95.7? It tried and failed as a Top 40 station and I feel a little concerned about the people who work at KMVQ now! What if Bonneville decides to flip KMVQ's format?
    Why would they do that? IIRC, KMVQ is doing well in the ratings. As to KBLX - I don't know what their ratings are, but they now have the format to themselves, with Kiss-FM gone. I can see tweaking, but not a complete format change.

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    Do you think Bonneville is not buying the stations and only doing an LMA so that future swaps could happen? Maybe they plan to swap the stations that don't fit into the company "mold?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMRocks View Post
    Do you think Bonneville is not buying the stations and only doing an LMA so that future swaps could happen? Maybe they plan to swap the stations that don't fit into the company "mold?"
    My theory is it was done for the Reverse Morris Trust. They didn't have any stations they wanted to trade, and buying the stations would result in huge cap gains tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    My theory is it was done for the Reverse Morris Trust. They didn't have any stations they wanted to trade, and buying the stations would result in huge cap gains tax.
    Since the LMA is temporary, it's too early to rule out if Bonneville will eventually trade their Phoenix stations to Entercom for their divestitures.
    Last edited by miketheradioguy; 11-02-2017 at 10:30 PM.

  5. #135
    Quote Originally Posted by AMRocks View Post
    Do you think Bonneville is not buying the stations and only doing an LMA so that future swaps could happen? Maybe they plan to swap the stations that don't fit into the company "mold?"
    I've seen several people, including a couple of publications, suggest this, and it's certainly not out of the question. I suspect, however, that the actual reason is a lot more mundane. It seems more likely that the two haven't finalized the terms of the sale or that one side's lawyers wanted a little longer to review the deal.

    As The Big A suggests, it could also be a way to avoid the capital gains tax. Entercom and Tribune did a deal in Denver about 15 years ago where Entercom and Tribune worked together to find a TV station for Entercom to buy and swap to Tribune for 1430, 99.5 and 101.1. Something similar could be in the works here, too. Entercom and Bonneville could be trying to find stations Bonneville will acquire and swap for some or all of the stations.

  6. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post
    As for KBLX, I wouldn't think it's definitely gone, though the employees there probably would've preferred to go to another operator. While I'm not aware of Bonneville having done urban AC in the past, the format really shouldn't have any content Bonneville would deem objectionable. Ultimately, the issues will likely be how much money KBLX is currently bringing in and whether or not there's another hole Bonneville thinks could bring it more money. I'm not sure exactly what KBLX bills these days, though I've been told it bills more than two of the stations Entercom ultimately decided to keep.
    Quote Originally Posted by LKellerIII View Post
    Why would they do that? IIRC, KMVQ is doing well in the ratings. As to KBLX - I don't know what their ratings are, but they now have the format to themselves, with Kiss-FM gone. I can see tweaking, but not a complete format change.
    KBLX has rebounded in its ratings since the beginning of the year after coming out of a time when the personality switches almost set the station's success back late last year. But Elroy RC Smith has done a great job of restoring the station's sound to what it was before Inner City sold the station. In the case of Phoenix and Los Angeles in the late 2000s, Bonneville wanted no part in any urban-related format, and I don't think KBLX will be the exception. In LA, Radio One did ruin heritage KKBT (later KRBV) before selling to Bonneville though, and rhythmic KKFR in Phoenix was forced to move to a rimshot as Bonneville put a news talk format on the former's original frequency.

    Now Entercom has expanded its urban radio reach more (unlike CBS) in recent years; they launched urban stations in Austin, Greenville/Spartanburg and Boston (which is set to go to iHeart there) - and is set to acquire heritage urbans WVEE Atlanta (V-103), WPGC DC and WBTJ Richmond VA (iHeart) just to name a few. The Bay Area has been resilient with maintaining consistent urban radio the longest time, so I can only hope the KBLX intellectual property can be retained and relocated to a different frequency, and still be a part of the urban duopoly with KRBQ. (Side note: at last check, with Boston's WKAF's launch, all top 10 radio markets have an urban ac.)
    Last edited by bringbackradio; 11-09-2017 at 09:45 PM.

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...117-story.html

    And now the Entercom/CBS Radio deal is complete

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zQvB-l0iSgQ
    Face the Nation on CBS did a segment on the changes though over the CBS radio division to Entercom deal.

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