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CBS plans to unload its Radio stations.

Discussion in 'Radio Broadcasting' started by CircleSeven, Mar 15, 2016.

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  1. mrschimpf

    mrschimpf Managing Editor

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    Plenty of chaos at WRKO at least if the Premiere lineup eventually bumps over. And when they lose those shows and have to go with the B-list that used to infest WMEX, Boston talk radio will only get even worse and worse (and the WEEI/Sports Hub rivalry has already poisoned that well enough). :eek:
     
  2. Myron Falwell

    Myron Falwell Director of Graphic Blandishment and Chroma Cues

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    700 WLW is live/local, around the clock. 1530 KFBK has an afternoon all-news wheel in addition to morning drive. 640 KFI has live/local hosts from 5am to 10pm.

    In each case, they have a sister AM station to run the syndicated Premiere talk lineup almost exclusively; that will definitely be the case with WKRO (remember, Howie Carr is self-syndicated).
     
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    Myron Falwell Director of Graphic Blandishment and Chroma Cues

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    WKRO farmed out morning drive to the Globe, middays to Barry Armstrong and afternoons with Howie. The chaos would be how to resolve those contracts so the Premiere talk lineup can be plugged in around Howie.

    Really, Entercom ran WRKO with the bare minimum of effort. And it was still far more professional than the dumpster fire that was DWMEX.
     
  4. HulkieD

    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    Not sure how related this is, but KYW 1060 apparently has started running CBS News Radio updates at the top of the hour. Just heard one at midnight.
     
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    TSSZNews Primary Anchor

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    Welp

    Again, reiterating the "anyone in a newsradio format not at WINS or KNX ought to be legit worried" line (despite the Entercom acquisition).
     
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    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    "'WBZ is a desirable commodity because it’s a very successful radio station,' said Higgins. 'They do what they do well and they generate revenue. I don’t expect a company coming in would come in to sabotage that success.'”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
     
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  7. TVLover8528

    TVLover8528 The One Behind Those Bland Station Logos

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  9. Georgie56

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    Entercom starts taking over CBS Radio today.

    RIP CBS Radio. 1927-2017

    It lived a happy and healthy 90 years.
     
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  10. Mrtraveler01

    Mrtraveler01 Managing Editor

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    And Entercom is already making it's mark. The following changes have already happened.

    WBMP in NYC has flipped from CHR to Alternative.
    KVIL in Dallas has flipped from CHR to Alternative.
    WJMK in Chicago has flipped from Classic Hits to Classic Hip-Hop.
     
  11. SFTV

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    In San Diego, KEGY and KSON switched frequency dials
     
  12. Eat News

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    What is the reasoning behind that?
     
  13. SFTV

    SFTV AM Anchor

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    103.7 has a stronger signal for San Diego county.

    KSON has been on 97.3 since the 70’s and for those living in the North County, signal wasn’t as strong.

    KSON makes money and ratings and they were able to fork over 92.1 to simulcast Country on 92.1 in the North County and 97.3 for San Diego Metro Area.

    With the merger, KSOQ (92.1) is now Christian Contemporary dropping the KSON simulcast.

    KEGY struggles since KHTS, XHTZ are both Top 40 CHR’s (gives a reason why Entercom wanted to flip frequencies and makes sense.)

    As of San Francisco, nothing really

    KOIT flipped to its normal Christmas Music format as of Noon.

    KBLX keeps promoting and pushing harder in promos how they are the legendary R&B station and serving the community.

    The clock ticks up here.
     
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    CircleSeven Midnight Presenter

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    This article from InsideRadio explains about Entercom's use of the CBS branding on its radio properties.

    The callsigns that were formerly shared with CBS's TV counterpart (WCBS, KCBS, WBBM, etc.), will be kept on the radio outlets for 20 years post-merger. So WCBS 880, WBBM 780, etc, they can keep their brandings as is.

    But it has to remove all references to "CBS" in their brandings within one year after the merger. That includes removing the CBS Eyemark (including WCBS).

    Now stations that are branded "CBS Sports Radio", those can be kept until the end of 2020.

    Also Entercom has "tweaked" with its logo upon closing the CBS deal.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I can't wait til they break the websites up. The CBS regional sites were never good idea, nor were ever properly executed.
     
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    And a quote from Scott Fybush:

    "A friendly reminder as we enter the Entercom era:

    The longest legacy that was ended at midnight was not that of “CBS,” which had been under several owners in its 90 years as a radio brand (and which lives on in the form of the radio news network, which is still the gold standard.)

    The longest legacy that ended at midnight was that of Westinghouse. KDKA, WBZ and KYW never changed owners from their very first days in 1920-1921 until just now. Because while it’s often forgotten, it was Westinghouse that bought CBS in 1996, and while Westinghouse changed its corporate name to “CBS,” when you scrape off the paint there was still a big red “Group W” under the Eye."
     
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    Sounds like KCBS was in pre-recorded mode from 3am till 6am (all i listened to) early Sunday morning.

    KNX was live the entire time.
     
  20. Charles

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    Nonsense. KQED is still the choice of the centrist masses for those still chained to their late capitalism commuter jobs. The true Bay Area treehugging progressives listen to KPFA and have the bumper sticker to prove it (if they own cars).

    But in all seriousness, I hope KCBS doesn't change. It's a good format, even if a little repetitive. I wonder what will become of that awesome traffic bump music that even KPIX uses. Should be interesting to see how they divorce KCBS from KPIX as they are fairly closely operated and branded.
     
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