EMF To Begin Operating Its Six Cumulus Acquisitions On June 1
As the calendar turns over to June, Educational Media Foundation will takeover operations of the six stations it is acquiring from Cumulus Media in New York, Atlanta, Washington DC, San Jose, Syracuse, and Savannah.
We already knew this would be the sign-off date for 95.5 WPLJ New York’s current format but it has been announced that the additional stations in the deal will also leave Cumulus’ control at the stroke of midnight on Saturday, June 1. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the staffers at “Talk 106.7” WYAY were informed yesterday, while 105.9 WXTL Syracuse has already begun redirecting their listeners to their new online home.
The only question that remains is whether the intellectual property of Hot AC “Mix 107.3” WRQX Washington DC will find a new home by the end of the month. WRQX has yet to make any public announcements about the sale and upcoming end of the format on 107.3 and rumors continue to persist that Entercom will acquire the brand and relocate it to one of their five FMs in the Washington market.