102.7 Miami

Kenny Walker Joins 102.7 The Beach Miami

As expected following his exit from mornings at CBS Country “Kiss 99.9” WKIS, Kenny Walker is joining Entercom’s recently relaunched Classic Hits “102.7 The Beach” WMXJ Miami for mornings starting Monday, January 11. Walker has been working in the Miami market since 1995. First at CHR “Y100” 100.7 WHYI where he eventually hosted mornings until his exit in 2007, Walker then spent two years in afternoons at Cox AC “97.3 The Coast” WFLC before joining WKIS in 2009. He previously worked in New York at 95.5 WPLJ and serves at the Public Address Announcer for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Entercom South Florida announced today that it has named high profile South Florida radio personality Kenny Walker as the new host of mornings on 102.7 Th...[Read More]

Magic 102.7 Miami Moves To The 80s As The Beach

Entercom relaunched “Magic 102.7” WMXJ Pompano Beach/Miami as mostly 1980s Classic Hits “102.7 The Beach” at the stroke of midnight and 2016. Now positioned as “More Music, More Fun”, the station debuted with Michael Jackson “The Way You Make Me Feel”, Billy Idol “White Wedding”, Madonna “Material Girl”, The Outfield “Your Love”, and Wham! “Careless Whisper”. Imaging includes music stretching from Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” to Quiet Riot’s “Cum On Feel The Noise”. The eight “Throwback 102.7” related domains registered earlier this week now can be considered to have been decoys. Original Report 12/8: Entercom Classic Hits “Magic...[Read More]

Entercom Settles DOJ Investigation; Swaps For 100.3 The Sound Los Angeles

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]

Entercom Acquires Lincoln Financial Media

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]

Examining The Entercom Lincoln Financial Deal

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]

WMXJ Miami Retools

Lincoln Financial Media’s Classic Hits “Majic 102.7” WMXJ Miami has relaunched its format under new PD Sam Zniber. The station’s name has been slightly adjusted from “Majic” to the normal “Magic” with the city of Miami being emphasized over the station’s frequency. Positioning shifts from “Classic Tracks Of The 60s, 70s, and 80s” to “Miami’s Greatest Hits”. The playlist has been widened to include more Classic Rock tracks. The station’s personalities have been shuffled as well. Night host Vance Phillips and middayer Mindy Lang have moved to mornings. Joe Johnson, who had been in mornings takes over the 10am-3pm midday slot. Ron St. John stays in afternoons but sees his airshift move from 2-7pm to 3-8p...[Read More]