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    Folks, I was joking. The two things have absolutely no bearing on one another.

    WPHT's format, pathetic though it may be, is gonna be around for a long, long time. I suspect the format will outlive those of 95.7, 96.5, 100.3, 103.9, 106.1, 107.9, 610, and 1480. Hell, they'll probably be in the format when KYW vacates 1060!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguelito View Post
    Folks, I was joking. The two things have absolutely no bearing on one another.

    WPHT's format, pathetic though it may be, is gonna be around for a long, long time. I suspect the format will outlive those of 95.7, 96.5, 100.3, 103.9, 106.1, 107.9, 610, and 1480. Hell, they'll probably be in the format when KYW vacates 1060!
    If you want my honest opinion, the current conservative talk format should be dropped from 1210 am ASAP, by CBS/entercom, Someone's got to stop the bleeding with 1210 am given how bad the station is right now. Starting over with 1210 am would be smart at this point or perhaps CBS/entercom should think about selling 1210 to someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jul View Post
    If you want my honest opinion, the current conservative talk format should be dropped from 1210 am ASAP, by CBS/entercom, Someone's got to stop the bleeding with 1210 am given how bad the station is right now. Starting over with 1210 am would be smart at this point or perhaps CBS/entercom should think about selling 1210 to someone else.
    WPHT isn't dropping Conservative Talk.

    WPHT isn't going to be sold to someone else.

    WPHT makes money. As much money as can be made with an AM signal at this point.

    Starting over with 1210AM would be disastrous. They would lose all revenue, and would see a near impossibility of generating new advertisers.

    You are entitled to your opinion. But it is, with 99.9% certainty, not going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jul View Post
    If you want my honest opinion, the current conservative talk format should be dropped from 1210 am ASAP, by CBS/entercom, Someone's got to stop the bleeding with 1210 am given how bad the station is right now. Starting over with 1210 am would be smart at this point or perhaps CBS/entercom should think about selling 1210 to someone else.
    Jul,

    This is a personal request to stop beating this subject to death.

    CBS is billing adequately on 1210 and they are, based on the gross revenue figure they report, making a profit. While not the same margins as a music based FM, they are likely good for what the station is and the current state of AM.

    There is no "bleeding" to be stopped. None. Nada.

    Since a single operator can only own up to 5 FMs in the market, and there is an 8 station cap, CBS can even have one more AM station in the market (not that they would want to) to spread the cluster fixed overhead around. They own the news position, and are the only significant talker. When packaged as part of a cluster, they have sales opportunities.

    Nobody is paying good prices for AMs. It's better to book the profits as long as they last than to sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jul View Post
    If you want my honest opinion,
    We already knew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jul View Post
    If you want my honest opinion, the current conservative talk format should be dropped from 1210 am ASAP, by CBS/entercom, Someone's got to stop the bleeding with 1210 am given how bad the station is right now. Starting over with 1210 am would be smart at this point or perhaps CBS/entercom should think about selling 1210 to someone else.
    I forgot to mention this:

    Entercom can not sell any station it acquires via the merger with CBS for a price that is lower than the multiple-based valuation used to establish the enterprise value. Doing so would put into question the value of the entire deal, and could cause a hit on the stock price.

    Even a small impact on share price would be many times more costly than any money received from a sale, so it will not be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    Jul,

    This is a personal request to stop beating this subject to death.

    CBS is billing adequately on 1210 and they are, based on the gross revenue figure they report, making a profit. While not the same margins as a music based FM, they are likely good for what the station is and the current state of AM.

    There is no "bleeding" to be stopped. None. Nada.

    Since a single operator can only own up to 5 FMs in the market, and there is an 8 station cap, CBS can even have one more AM station in the market (not that they would want to) to spread the cluster fixed overhead around. They own the news position, and are the only significant talker. When packaged as part of a cluster, they have sales opportunities.

    Nobody is paying good prices for AMs. It's better to book the profits as long as they last than to sell.
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    I forgot to mention this:

    Entercom can not sell any station it acquires via the merger with CBS for a price that is lower than the multiple-based valuation used to establish the enterprise value. Doing so would put into question the value of the entire deal, and could cause a hit on the stock price.

    Even a small impact on share price would be many times more costly than any money received from a sale, so it will not be done.
    As I mentioned in this thread earlier, I would've expected Entercom to acquire 106.9 for the divestitures they made in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Wilkes-Barre which would allow them to simulcast either KYW or WPHT on 106.9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miketheradioguy View Post
    As I mentioned in this thread earlier, I would've expected Entercom to acquire 106.9 for the divestitures they made in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Wilkes-Barre which would allow them to simulcast either KYW or WPHT on 106.9.
    Sorry if I'm confused by this post, but what makes anyone think EMF, which is buying stations all over the place, is going to give up 106.9? It's a great signal in the market, much better than their Cherry Hill licensed 89.5. And, typically, they like 2 signals for both K-Love and Air1. So why would they give it up unless they're going to get another signal (maybe a little less coverage or in the non-com band)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMRocks View Post
    Sorry if I'm confused by this post, but what makes anyone think EMF, which is buying stations all over the place, is going to give up 106.9? It's a great signal in the market, much better than their Cherry Hill licensed 89.5. And, typically, they like 2 signals for both K-Love and Air1. So why would they give it up unless they're going to get another signal (maybe a little less coverage or in the non-com band)?
    Entercom will have 4 FMs and 2 AMs in Philadelphia, which means that they could own one more FM in their cluster. I'm going to debunk Jul's rumors about Entercom planning to sell or flip WPHT.
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    Let WPHT keep the Talk thing going. It's working very well for them. To change the format, would lead to their ultimate failure.

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