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Bachelor Contestant Teamed In Middays At KALC Denver

Former Bachelor contestant Amber Wilkerson has joined Entercom Hot AC “Alice 105.9” KALC Denver as midday co-host. The Denver native appeared on the most recent season of The Bachelor, but was eliminated in the first week. She is known locally as a fashion blogger and owns a spray tan business in the area. Wilkerson will be paired in the 10am-3pm timeslot with former weekend host Sean ‘Carson’ Carroll. Carson, who has worked at Entercom Denver since 2011, previously served as Promotions Director for sister Classic Rock “99.5 The Mountain” KQMT and Oldies “Cruisin 1430” KEZW and as a weekend host at KALC. The pair fill the opening created when Sam Hill stepped down from the midday show in May to focus on her duties as Program Director of KQMT ...[Read More]

People Moves 5/11: Morning Show Out At Northshore 104.9

Westport Broadcasting AC “Northshore 104.9” WBOQ Gloucester MA has parted ways with morning hosts Dana Hersey and Kevin ‘Mugs’ McGonagle reports Patch.com. Hersey is a longtime personality in the Boston market best known as host of “The Movie Loft” on WSBK-TV. Sam Hill is stepping down as midday host at Entercom Hot AC “Alice 105.9” KALC Denver to focus on her duties as Program Director of Classic Rock “99.5 The Mountain” KQMT and as Music Director of KALC. Entercom is taking applications for the midday opening here. Dispatch Broadcasting Sports “97.1 The Fan” WBNS-FM Columbus OH has hired Beau Bishop and James Laurinaitis as its new 10am-12pm hosts. Bishop previously worked at the station and sister WBNS-TV from 2007-...[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]