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  1. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBayArea View Post
    I thought KNCI was the top music station (might be - not sure).
    It's the top country station in a market that has 3 country stations, so that's saying a lot. Entercom's KSEG is #1. KNCI is #5.

  2. #112
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBayArea View Post
    HA!! Sorry - I just realized we were talking about San Francisco here. I was talking about Sacramento (up in this thread) where I thought KNCI was the top music station (might be - not sure). I need to look at the header on the forum I guess. But the comment still stands. Some of the stations they've chosen to let go of are arguably the better ones in the markets. Especially KOIT and KNCI.
    Guessing with respect to Sacto, Entercom couldn’t have easily kept KNCI or KYMX and the rest of its cluster due to the revenue cap. KSFM hasn’t performed at the level it once did and has tended to struggle to bill up to its ratings. So, fitting it in probably wasn’t difficult. There’s also been some speculation that Bonneville will be getting that cluster, and KSFM would be the one station it wouldn’t want.

    With respect to San Francisco, if anyone had that list predicted, that person was either closely involved in the dealmaking process or had the best psychic in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmtrland View Post
    It's what you have to do in life. Glad to hear those words from you. Yesterday my dog rotated her stomach and it was emergency Vet time. She is doing good after emergency surgery. I'm just rolling with it.
    I do have stations in my area that will be impacted by the merger, but they're not in any of the overlapping markets. There could also be format changes beyond the markets where Entercom's divesting stations and in most cases, I'd roll with these changes.

  4. #114
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Any buyer would be a fool to screw with KOIT.
    Actually Entercom DID screw with KOIT when it bought it in 2007. Fired everybody and dropped Light Rock Less Talk.

  5. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by radcat View Post
    Actually Entercom DID screw with KOIT when it bought it in 2007. Fired everybody and dropped Light Rock Less Talk.
    And those changes returned the station to the top of the ratings, which is where it is now.

  6. #116
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    And those changes returned the station to the top of the ratings, which is where it is now.
    Yes - that "Light Rock, Less Talk"positioner was about 30 years old and really boring to hear. It was also wrong - since their playlist had been updated even before Entercom to include a lot of NON-light rock. I was hearing Springsteen's Born in the USA on KOIT, for example. Entercom has updated the playlist further, adding a lot of new music and jettisoning the "Light Rock Oldies" from the 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radcat View Post
    Actually Entercom DID screw with KOIT when it bought it in 2007. Fired everybody and dropped Light Rock Less Talk.
    However, it wasn't a wholesale format change.

  8. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by miketheradioguy View Post
    However, it wasn't a wholesale format change.

    No...KOIT is still on the "light" side, but that seems to work for them because so much current pop is "light," anyway. So they could practically claim to be an AOR station. Cleverly (I think), they're staying away from referring to any format.

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    http://news.radio-online.com/cgi-bin...line_id=b15229

    Here is an update

    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 Entercom Class A common stock). The exchange offer is scheduled to conclude on the evening of November 16, the day after the scheduled special meeting of Entercom shareholders to approve the merger.

    CBS Chairman/CEO Leslie Moonves stated that the exchange offer gives CBS shareholders "the opportunity to invest in what we believe will be a best-in-class radio company, with top assets and a terrific management team." In a memo to staff, Entercom President/CEO David Field agreed with Mooves, writing "We couldn't be more excited about the team we are building, the brands we will own, and the bold plans we have to enable the combined company to thrive in the future with big investments across many areas of our business to enhance our capabilities and firepower."

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