Bonneville AC 101.1 KOSI Denver has announced that ‘Jenny D’ Hopkins is joining the station as morning co-host. Jenny has served in the same role for KSE Media Ventures Country “92.5 The Wolf” KWOF Brookfield/Denver since October 2015. She has also worked at Country 98.5 KYGO and Westwood One. She will join current morning host Sean Henry. Bonneville International Corporation’s KOSI 101.1, Denver’s Most listened to radio station, is pleased to announce the addition of crosstown KWOF-FM morning personality Jenny D to the KOSI 101.1 morning show as a co-host to current personality Sean Henry. “As a Colorado native, wife, and mother to two young daughters, Jenny is the perfect addition to work alongside Sean, allowing us to create entertaining content that is limiting ...[Read More]
After 15 years at Bonneville AC 101.1 KOSI Denver, midday host Denise Plante has exited the station after being unable to come to terms on a new contract. Plante has been a fixture in the Denver market for over two decades. She previously spent time in middays at “Mix 100.3” KIMN and afternoons at “Alice 105.9” KALC before joining KOSI in 2003. Between slots hosting middays at KOSI, Plante worked on the morning show from 2006-2014. She has also hosted “Colorado & Company” on local NBC affiliate KUSA-TV since 2004. It’s been a fun ride! After 15+ years at KOSI 101.1 I said goodbye today. Unfortunately we couldn’t agree on terms with… Posted by Denise Plante on Friday, June 29, 2018
Former iHeartMedia Denver Region SVP/Programming Jim Lawson will stay in the market as he joins Bonneville AC 101.1 KOSI as Program Director. Lawson has spent the past two decades in Denver where he also programmed Hot AC “Alice 105.9” KALC from 1998-2000, CHR “95.7 Kiss-FM” KFMD from 2001-2005, VP/Programming of iHeartMedia from 2005-2015 and Regional VP/Programming until his exit earlier this year. He also worked at KIMN Denver, WGN and WBBM-FM Chicago, WVIC Lansing, and WLUM Milwaukee during his career. He replaces Andy Holt who joined Entercom Miami earlier this month. KOSI 101.1 (KOSI-FM) announced today that Jim Lawson has been appointed Program Director for KOSI 101.1 effective Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Lawson joins KOSI 101.1 and the Bonneville Denver Media ...[Read More]
Entercom has appointed Bonneville AC 101.1 KOSI Denver Program Director Andy Holt as for the same duties at AC “101.5 Lite-FM” WLYF Miami. The move marks a return to Entercom for Holt where he previously spent eleven years as Operations Manager of Classic Rock “Bayou 95.7” WKBU and AC “Magic 101.9” WLMG New Orleans and two years as PD of 96.5 KOIT San Francisco. He joined KOSI in 2015 following its acquisition by Bonneville. He also has previous Miami experience as he formerly programmed Cox Media Group AC “Coast 97.3” WFLC. Holt replaces Rob Sidney, who exited last week after 27 years at the station including 24 as Program Director.
Dismissals Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies "Old School 99.1" KXFM Santa Maria CA has requested and had its CP to change city-of-license to Port Hueneme and serve the Oxnard/Ventura and Santa Barbara markets with 3.8kW/493m revoked. Point stated that it "reached the conclusion that the station as permitted in its CP is unlikely to achieve full radio market coverage unobstructed from the proposed transmitter site (or other existing Class B sites complying with the FM separations rules) and hence might not be sustainable as a local provider."
The Entercom/Lincoln Financial Media deal has been filed with the FCC. To comply with market cap limits in Denver, Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont will be placed in the Pikes Peak Trust run by Elliot Evers for divestiture to a third party. The remainder of the Lincoln Financial Media stations will begin to be operated by Entercom via Time Brokerage Agreement on January 15 or two days after DOJ approval of the deal, whichever is the latter of the two. During the TBA and until the actual sales close, Entercom agrees to not change any formats on the to-be-acquired stations. The $105 million purchase price will consist of a $77 million cash payment to Lincoln Financial, with the remainder consisting of Entercom stock grants to Lincoln. Original Report 12/8: Entercom Communicat...[Read More]
This morning Entercom shocked the industry with their acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media for $105 million. Entercom acquired fifteen stations and a translator for less money than Steel City Media paid for Wilks four station in Kansas City earlier this year, a smaller market than any of the Lincoln stations. To show how much station prices have dropped, the price is nearly equal to the amount Greater Media paid for Lincoln’s three stations in Charlotte, NC in 2008. Denver This deal is all about establishing Entercom’s dominance in Denver. Entercom has yet to reveal which station will be divested to satisfy the ownership cap limits. Using the November 2014 Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings, Entercom’s four stations combined for a 14.1 share and Lincoln’s six combined for ...[Read More]