Entercom has confirmed our report from last Thursday and has announced that ‘Tamara G’ Gant has joined AC “101.5 Lite-FM” WLYF Miami in mornings to reunite with host Julie Guy. Guy and Gant began hosting “The 101.5 Lite FM Morning Show with Julie and Tamara G.” thi monring. The duo were previously paired as “Those 2 Girls in The Morning” on Cox Media Group AC “97.3 The Coast” WFLC from 2006 to 2012 under now-WLYF Program Director Andy Holt. Gant most recently served as a producer and co-host of the syndicated Michael Baisden Show and has also worked in mornings at Urban “99 Jams” WEDR Miami and Hot AC “Mix 102.9” KDMX Dallas. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, and its Miami statio...[Read More]
Tamara Gant has announced her exit from her position as producer/co-host of the syndicated Michael Baisden Show to join Entercom AC “101.5 Lite-FM” WLYF Miami as morning co-host starting Monday, January 22. The move to WLYF will reunite her with incumbent co-host Julie Guy, where they were known as “Those 2 Girls in The Morning” on Cox Media Group AC “97.3 The Coast” WFLC from 2006 to 2012. New WLYF Program Director Andy Holt served as WFLC Program Director during part of that timeframe. No word on the status of Guy’s current co-host Evelyn Curry. Doug Podell, who exited afternoons at Beasley Media Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX Detroit in November after 23 years with the company, has joined Cumulus Country “Nash-FM 93.1” WDRQ for weekends star...[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.
Entercom and Bonneville have announced they will begin operating their newly acquired stations on Friday, July 17 with Entercom closing on its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media. Entercom Communications Corp. (“Entercom” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ETM) announced today that it has closed its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media Corporation (“LFM”) and will begin operating the LFM stations on Friday, July 17. Entercom also announces that effective the same date it will commence operations of KSWD-FM Los Angeles under a time brokerage agreement (“TBA”) with Bonneville International Corporation (“Bonneville”). At the same time, Bonneville will commence operations of Entercom’s Denver stations KOSI-FM, KYGO-FM, KKFN-FM and KEPN-AM under a TBA with Entercom. This follows the Company’s announ...[Read More]
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]
Longtime “Mix 107.3” WRQX Washington D.C. morning host Jack Diamond is taking his talents to South Beach. Diamond, who departed Cumulus’ WRQX in April and was subsequently replaced by the syndicated Bert Show, will join Lincoln Financial Media AC “101.5 Lite-FM” WLYF for mornings. Diamond will be joined by former “97.3 The Coast” WFLC morning host Julie Guy. Incumbent morning host Ellen Jaffe will shift to afternoons. Before exiting in April, Diamond had been with WRQX for 24 years.