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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. TVLover8528

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    98.7 KLUV-FM is currently playing Christmas music.
     
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    The KYWs should be an even more interesting split as they are housed in the same building and practically share a newsroom.
     
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    As I understand, KYW 1060 is staying put for now, but will be moving to another building in short order. (Maybe where WIP is housed?)
     
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    KLUV-FM played Christmas music every Christmas season since 2014 when KVIL began evolving to top 40 before it became Alt 103.7
     
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    Part of the reason KYW moved to Spring Garden was to accommodate the additions of WXTU and WTDY (WRDW at the time) from Beasley. The ex-Beasley stations moved across Bala Cynwyd to CBS' space at 2 Bala Plaza and WPHT and WOGL moved to Old City. Needless to say, they'd have to build new studio space (and a newsroom) at either location.
     
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    You sure they moved? The address on the WXTU website is still for 555 City Ave., their Beasley address...
     
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    You're right. I always thought it was both stations that moved but it was only the then-WRDW that moved to 2 Bala.
     
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    That traffic bed they use is no longer on KPIX. They use a techno version of the Enforcer now which sounds horrible.

    I still prefer the traffic bed what CBS 2 in LA uses which is Series 5
     
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    Aw, too bad! That was such a cool piece of music.
     
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    The whole KCBS package is awesome, though I liked their older top of the hour sequence more than the current one. It would make for an EXCELLENT TV news package. I wonder who did it.
     
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    Well I was right, KMPS-FM is now Soft AC 94.1 the Sound with the KSWD calls, and a hour and a half later, Hubbard’s KVRQ flipped from rock to country.

    https://radioinsight.com/headlines/121486/entercom-flips-kmps-seattle-soft-ac/

    https://radioinsight.com/headlines/121492/hubbard-launches-country-98-9-seattle/
     
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    Seems like Entercom wanted to clear the way for The Wolf as the primary Country brand in the city- but it was an invitation for Hubbard to jump in. I doubt that Entercom didn't expect competition to immediately materialize, but keeping the brand they'd developed themselves over the heritage KMPS - seems strange with KMPS strongly ahead of KKWF in the 6+ beauty contest, and I know KMPS was ahead of KKWF in younger demos (but neither one was top 5 in the demos, anyway). KVRQ had been growing, but there's probably more money in being number two in Country than being fourth or fifth in Rock/Alt/Adult Hits...
     
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