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KKFN/KEPN Denver Get New PD And ESPN Affiliation

With the announced sale of “ESPN Denver” 105.5 KJAC Timnath CO, the network will move its in-market affiliation to Bonneville’s “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont and 1600 KEPN Lakewood. The ESPN programming will be heard in full on 1600 KEPN, which as you can tell by the call letters is a return to the network’s prior affiliate in the market where it was heard from 2007-2009. “1600 The Zone” as it is currently known right now airs a mix of of programming from Yahoo!, CBS, Fox and NBC Sports Radio networks including Yahoo’s Steve Czaban, Fox’s Dan Patrick and Steve Gorman, and CBS’s Jim Rome. The ESPN programming will also replace Fox and NBC Sports programming in overnights and weekends on KKFN. The Denver stations will join Bon...[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]

Denver Sports Shuffle Lineups

Update 1/1: The affiliation move took place as planned today. With the change 102.3 KDSP drops its “Ticket” moniker for “102.3 ESPN“. Original Report 12/6: Back in March, Front Range Sports Network announced it would acquire the Denver market ESPN affiliation for “102.3 The Ticket” KDSP from Lincoln Financial Media’s “104.3 The Fan” KKFN and “ESPN 1600” KEPN in 2012. We know know the changes will take effect on Monday, January 2 and the lineups each station will take on that day. [twocol_one]Current 102.3 The Ticket Lineup 7-9am Vic Lombardi & Gary Miller 9am-12pm Cecil Lammey 12pm-3pm Les Shapiro & JoJo Turnbaugh 3pm-7pm Nate Kreckman & Charles Johnson[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]New 102.3 The Ticket Lineup 5-...[Read More]