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Entercom Terminates KFTK Morning Host Jaime Allman Following Social Media Threat To David Hogg

After first taking Jaime Allman off the air indefinitely today, Entercom has parted ways with the morning host of “FM NewsTalk 97.1” KFTK-FM Florissant/St. Louis MO. Entercom VP/Corporate Communications Esther Mireya-Tejeda told Buzzfeed that “After looking into the matter we have decided that Allman will no longer be a member of KFTK-FM and his show has been canceled, effective immediately. We have parted ways.” We have confirmed with Ms. Mireya-Tejeda that Allman has been terminated from the company. Original Report 4/10: As Entercom deals with the fall-out created by a tweet by yet-to-debut “97.3 The Machine” KEGY San Diego morning host Kevin Klein, another social media induced issue has taken “FM NewsTalk 97.1” KFTK-FM Florissant/St. Loui...[Read More]

Sale Prices For Emmis St. Louis Sales To Entercom & Hubbard

Emmis has revealed more details of its previously announced deals to sell its St. Louis stations to Entercom and Hubbard. Hubbard Radio will pay $45 million for Classic Rock 94.7 KSHE Crestwood and Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT Collinsville IL as those stations join Country “New Country 92.3” WIL-FM, Sports “101 Sports” 101.1 WXOS, and Variety Hits “106.5 The Arch” WARH in Hubbard’s expanded St. Louis cluster. Entercom will add CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU and News/Talk “FM News/Talk 97.1” KFTK-FM Flourissant for $15 million as they join Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY, AC 102.5 KEZK, and News/Talk 1120 KMOX. As reported yesterday, Entercom will also add Becky Domyan, the current Director of Sales for KNOU and KPN...[Read More]

Entercom Makes St. Louis Market Manager Change

Ahead of its planned acquisition of two more St. Louis stations from Emmis, Entercom is bringing in their Director of Sales to oversee Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY, AC 102.5 KEZK, and News/Talk 1120 KMOX. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Becky Domyan, currently Director of Sales for Emmis Hot AC “Now 96.3” KNOU and Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT will succeed John Sheehan, who exited today after being at the helm of the three former CBS Radio stations since 2007. In addition to KYKY, KEZK, and KMOX, Domyan will also oversee the integration of KNOU and Talk “FM Talk 97.1” KFTK-FM into the Entercom St. Louis group once the sale from Emmis is filed and completed. Domyan joined Emmis St. Louis in 2006 as an Account Executive and was promoted...[Read More]

FM NewsTalk 97.1 St. Louis Adds Two Additional Signals

Emmis Conservative Talk “FM NewsTalk 97.1” KFTK-FM Florissant/St. Louis MO has added two additional signals to improve its coverage in downtown and East St. Louis. The station is now simulcasting on Entertainment Media Trust’s 1490 WQQX East St. Louis (call change to KFTK pending) and new translator 98.7 K254CR St. Louis. Emmis had acquired what is now K254CR from Cornerstone Community Radio earlier this year for $35,000 and moved it in the AM Translator Waiver Period from Atlanta IL to rebroadcast 1490. The addition of 1490/98.7 to KFTK-FM’s 97.1 signal will help the station which transmits from the western suburbs of St. Louis near O’Fallon to fill-in coverage holes on the near Illinois side of the market and in downtown. WQQX had most recently been running ...[Read More]

Tommy Mattern Promoted To OM Of Emmis St. Louis

Emmis Communications has promoted Tommy Mattern to Operations Manager of its four stations in St. Louis. Mattern, the longtime PD of Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT, also has oversees CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU since its launch last January. Mattern will fill the duties most recently held by VP and Director of Programming Rick Balis. Balis will continue on as Program Director of Rock 94.7 KSHE. Along with Mattern’s promotion, Kyle Guderian has been upped to Director of Marketing & Events for Emmis St. Louis. In addition to KSHE, KNOU and KPNT, Emmis owns Conservative Talk 97.1 KFTK in the St. Louis market. Emmis/St. Louis announced two management changes as part of a restructuring designed to position Emmis’ four St. Louis radio stations for further gro...[Read More]