Entercom has taken Oldies “Cruisin 1430” KEZW Aurora/Denver CO to Soft Oldies with new “EZ 1430” branding. The station is focusing on lighter songs from the 50s through 80s from artists like John Denver, Rosemarie Clooney, Elvis, The Beatles and Nat King Cole. Rick Crandall remains in place as morning host from 6am-12pm. KEZW registered a 0.7 share in the July 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings. The move places KEZW closer musically to Crawford Broadcasting’s “Legends 810” KLVZ Brighton.
If there’s one thing we know to expect every November most of the same stations that flipped to Christmas music last year and the year before that and the year before that will do so again this year. That is the primary reason we are no longer producing the list of all stations playing Christmas music. It is very predictable what station will play Christmas music in each market and that they will then return to their regular playlist as soon as the calendar changes to December 26. But there are still the stations that use the holiday music to clear out their previous audience and build attention for a format change after the holidays. Those are the stations we will be tracking. Completed Changes 12/28: American General Media Rhythmic CHR “Power 106.7” KAGM let go of its a...[Read More]
Entercom has announced that it will combine the formats of “Cruisin Oldies 950” KRWZ and Soft AC/Standards “Studio 1430” KEZW Denver on Sunday, December 27. The announcement comes following Entercom’s announcement earlier today that it will sell KRWZ to KSE Media Ventures. “Cruisin 1430” will focus on music from the 1950s and 60s with an airstaff made up of employees of both stations. Entercom announced today that on Sunday, December 27th, Entercom Denver will introduce the new Cruisin’ Oldies 1430 AM. The New Cruisin’ 1430 AM will be the best of Cruisin’ and KEZW and will deliver the best oldies music to an active and engaged audience in Denver. Crusin’ 1430 will play the Baby Boomer soundtrack, spinning the greatest music from the birth of Rock ‘...[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]