CBS Calls Remain; EYE Closes

ENTERCOM making changes locally. Country KKWF/Rhythmic AC KHTP PD Mike Preston is out at the end of February. Preston joined Entercom in 2009. VP/Programming Dave Richards fills in while a permanent replacement is found…Jim Rome is signing a multi-year deal with CBS Radio in the wake of CBS-Entercom merger news… As part of the merger agreement, stations KCBS & WCBS and other stations with calls matching CBS-owned TV, keep the call letters for the next 20 years. Other language in the deal spells out that CBS branding [the trademark EYE, all references to CBS Corporation, the CBS Brands and all CBS television station brand names] currently associated with radio, will be scaled back and eventually removed from all Entercom assets.

KIXI News Somewhat Nostalgic

Super Bowl 51 had ended with a come from behind win by the Patriots and highlights of the game were being reviewed by tv and radio stations everywhere.

Over at 880 KIXI, Bye Bye Blues [Bert Kaempfert] faded as the Westwood One 8 p.m. newscast began.
Ann Cates reported that the Atlanta Falcons still led 28-3. The pre-recorded newscast brought back memories from a time before Lady Gaga sang at half-time.

Those were good old moments for Atlanta. Hours ago…

Following the newscast, KIXI aired an episode of the western series, Powder River. Old-time radio drama, old instrumental music and old newscasts, as cool now as it was then.

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