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Adam Klug To Program 97.3 The Fan San Diego

Entercom Sports “97.3 The Fan” KWFN San Diego has appointed Adam Klug as Program Director. Klug joins the station from CBS Sports Radio in New York where he produced Bill Reiter’s early evening show and previously Doug Gottlieb’s afternoon show. He also worked with Gottlieb at ESPN Radio and spent four years producing at “790 The Zone” WQXI Atlanta. He will also oversee all content for the San Diego Padres radio network Entercom, the unrivaled leaders in sports radio, announced the appointment of Adam Klug to the role of Program Director for 97.3 The Fan, the San Diego Padres Radio Network, (KWFN-FM) in San Diego, effective June 11. “97.3 The Fan is thrilled to welcome Adam,” said Bob Bolinger, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom San Diego...[Read More]

KEGY San Diego Makes Flip To Sports 97.3 The Fan

One tweet from yet-to-debut morning host Kevin Klein was enough to sink the entire strategy and brand of Entercom Hot Talk “97.3 The Machine” KEGY San Diego. Update 4/11: Entercom has announced that KEGY will become Sports “97.3 The Fan” on Thursday, April 12 at 5:00am. The move comes two weeks to the day that morning host Kevin Klein was set to debut and ends the Hot Talk/Rock format after just six weeks. Midday host Dan Sileo is the only holdover but he will move to mornings from 5-9am. CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome will follow from 9am-12pm and Fox Sports Radio’s Doug Gottlieb from 12-3pm. Current San Diego Padres pre and post-game host Chris Ello and Tony Gwynn Jr. will host afternoons from 3-7pm. In addition to serving as flagship station for the Padr...[Read More]

Kevin Klein Show Doesn’t Air As Scheduled; Full Silence All Around

Despite continuing to promote the scheduled launch of his show by attacking his competition on “97.3 The Machine” KEGY San Diego, Kevin Klein did not debut this morning as scheduled. As the fallout from the tweets continued, the station saw the Padres Opening Day party it was set to host at Bub’s @ The Ballpark cancelled by the venue. San Diego Padres Chairman Ron Fowler told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the team is going to assess its legal options and review its relationship with Entercom following the end of the team’s first homestand. Niether Klein, co-host Ally Johnson, nor the station have commented on the show’s lack of airing this morning. We sent an inquiry to Entercom that has also gone unanswered. To all of the other radio shows who are spending...[Read More]

97.3 The Machine San Diego Debuts

After a day of stunting with Rock music, Entercom officially debuted Hot Talk/Rock “97.3 The Machine” KEGY San Diego at 2pm today. The station will feature local Sports host Dan Sileo, who exited mornings at Broadcast Company of The Americas Sports “Mighty 1090” XEPRS Tijuana/San Diego, from 10am to 2pm. The 99.9 KISW Seattle based “Men’s Room” which was listed yesterday as airing in both mornings and afternoons is now only listed to run live in afternoons. As announced a few weeks ago, KEGY will serve as flagship of MLB’s San Diego Padres including one hour long pre and postgame shows. The station will also add former “Live 105” KITS San Francisco morning show “Kevin Klein Live” for mornings starting March 29. Nights ...[Read More]

San Diego Padres Make 97.3 KEGY Its New Home Ahead Of Flip

[membership level="2,3"] The San Diego Padres made the worst-kept secret in radio official on on Monday evening announcing that their games will air on 97.3 KEGY for the 2018 season. The first game broadcast will be on Saturday, March 3 as one of a dozen Spring Training games the station will carry. 97.3 will also carry all regular season games. Ted Leitner, Jesse Agler and Tony Gwynn Jr. will remain in place as game broadcasters and Chris Ello as pre and post-game host. Those will be expanded from the 15 minute length they were on Alternative "FM 94.9" KBZT last season to one hour in length. A full announcement on the flip of KEGY from CHR should be imminent. Original Report 2/16: A change at Entercom CHR "Energy 97.3" KEGY San Diego is coming closer and closer to fruition. M...[Read More]

KSON San Diego Moves To 103.7; Energy To 97.3 On Monday

Update 11/17: Entercom wasted no time after the merger with CBS Radio closed to initiate the first half of its San Diego frequency swap minutes after the deal closed. Country 97.3 KSON has relocated to the former home of CHR “Energy 103.7” KEGY while utilizing 97.3 to redirect those listeners to the new frequency. The Energy format is running exclusively online this weekend commercial-free but with the airstaff in place and will relaunch on 97.3 on Monday, November 20. Update 11/14: In addition to KSON, CHR “Energy 103.7” KEGY is now promoting it will be moving to a new home on Monday, November 20. With 103.7 expected to become the new home of KSON on Friday the only question was whether Energy would move or be abandoned altogether. We can also exclusively report th...[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]