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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by MRBIboredop View Post
    Yes, but WBZ is too much of a brand name for CBS to let it go , I would bet they get to retain the calls and may park them, as they did with WBCN somewhere a thousand miles away
    No. For example, KIRO (Seattle) and KIRO-FM (Tacoma) are owned by Bonneville, while KIRO-TV (Seattle) is owned by Cox.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by KXA View Post
    No. For example, KIRO (Seattle) and KIRO-FM (Tacoma) are owned by Bonneville, while KIRO-TV (Seattle) is owned by Cox.

    But none of those are/were CBS stations, and CBS has already demonstrated that they park calls rather than let them get scooped up.

    According to The Charlotte Observer, CBS decided to park the WBCN call letters in Charlotte to keep another Boston station from picking them up and trading on their 51-year heritage in Boston (including 41 years as a rock station). Bill Schoening, CBS Radio manager for Charlotte, said, "It's very common in the business. It was a major signal with call letters that still have value and heritage
    Last edited by MRBIboredop; 10-12-2017 at 07:04 PM.

  3. #33
    Beasley now has WBCN 1660 via a trade with CBS.
    Scott Fybush posted some clarifications on his facebook-- DOJ has a big say and there was no way they would have let Ent keep all the prime male demo stations; he dismisses the "WBZ to Comcast/NBCBoston" rumors and you won't see something like Ent. taking the ZLX calls and format and moving them to their new 103.3.
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...1&id=567653970

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by raccoonradio View Post
    Beasley now has WBCN 1660 via a trade with CBS.
    Correct, but nobody in Boston got them when they were "worth" something... ( by the time BCN was done the calls were worthless).

    Now here is a question...

    WBZ-A has a back up transmitter and studios at the WBZ-TV building right, ZLX and 98.5 are in the old TV-38 building, RKO and WKAF are over in the "shoe building" correct?

    There are a lot of stations that are going to need studio space, and stuff that is going to get moved around.

    Any guesses who gets shuffled where in all of this?

    Unless CBS TV works some synergy arraignment with the new owners of the 1030 license that requires them to be co located... the AM will have to go, and if they do will the backup AM be dismantled?

    How much is that transmitter site in Hull worth? That will drive the price up.

  5. #35
    and then there are the union issues....

    Entercom IIRC is non union, while the CBS stations are...

    the CBS stations have a warm body at the board 24/7 by contract, Entercom has Otto Mation asleep at the switch for most of the day.

    CBS uses a different traffic service than ETM, A lot of folks that stayed with BZ by way of the new traffic provider must be worried ( Kristen, Nichole, Rob H, etc) while some that got shuffled down to 680 from 1030 (Lori Grande), since RKO uses IHrts news/traffic from over in the old KISS108 must also be worried about their futures too

    damn all these people worried about jobs, and we have not had the usual Evil Empire end of year slaughter yet....

    https://www.indymedia.org/media/2005/12//830350.mp3

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by MRBIboredop View Post
    https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/a...-entercom-cbs-

    CBS dumps WBZ AM and 98.5 the Sports Hub ( WBZ-FM), Entercom dumps WRKO and WKAF

    I wonder if Howie Carr will buy WRKO....

    The only reason to keep WEEI 850 is to move WRKO's programming there....
    Entercom has let the WRKO signal deteriorate to such a degree that it is nearly impossible to hear anything but white noise....Then again, it might reflect the current programming.

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Tilden View Post
    Entercom has let the WRKO signal deteriorate to such a degree that it is nearly impossible to hear anything but white noise....Then again, it might reflect the current programming.
    So...is that a racist comment against white people? Racism is racism...you can't have it both ways.

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by KXA View Post
    So...is that a racist comment against white people? Racism is racism...you can't have it both ways.
    White noise is the noise you hear on a vacant TV channel when the screen is full of "snow." By extension, it could be applied to the noise of a radio frequency on which the dominant sound is manmade and atmospheric hash. It's a well-known term and has nothing to do with race. Don't be a snowflake.
    Last edited by CTListener; 10-13-2017 at 12:32 AM.

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by KXA View Post
    So...is that a racist comment against white people? Racism is racism...you can't have it both ways.
    I don't even know how to respond to this one

    it is either really bad sarcasm, or the dumbest thing I have ever read on an internet forum geared towards people who are supposed to know something about radio.

    Either way, here is your trophy, thanks for participating


    here, read and learn: http://science.howstuffworks.com/question47.htm
    Last edited by MRBIboredop; 10-13-2017 at 12:38 AM.

  10. #40
    I think it was the “....Then again, it might reflect the current programming” appendage—rather than “white noise”—that awoke the racism claim.
    Last edited by Uncle Kaimbridge; 10-13-2017 at 01:27 AM.
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