TOP STORY: CBS Radio/Entercom to Merge

The company will be called ENTERCOM.
David J. Field, President and CEO of Entercom, who will lead the combined company, said, “These two great companies, with their impressive histories, complementary assets, and premier content and brands, are a perfect strategic and cultural fit, enabling us to deliver local connection on a national scale and drive accelerated growth. We look forward to welcoming our talented new colleagues at CBS Radio, and we have the utmost respect for their significant contributions to the industry.”



ENTERCOM stations in Seattle: KISW 99.9 FM Active Rock, KKWF 100.7 FM Country, KHTP 103.7 FM Hot AC, KNDD 107.7 FM Alternative,


CBS RADIO stations in Seattle: KFNQ 1090 AM Sports, KJAQ 96.5 FM Adult Hits, KMPS 94.1 FM Country, KZOK 102.5 FM Classic Rock

The combined company is limited to operation of 5 FM stations and 3 AM stations. 2 FM stations of those listed will have to be divested.
Entercom’s footprint in the Pacific Northwest started many years ago with ownership of KTAC AM & FM Tacoma.

in other news:
….K-LOVE, Christian programming is running on 98.5 KNBQ, pending a sale by Jodesha Broadcasting subsidiary, Josh Broadcasting…

KNBQ continues stunting

98.5 KNBQ (All-Christmas music) Josh Broadcasting. -CENTRAL PARK
A division of Jodesha Broadcasting, owners of several Aberdeen stations, including KBKW. KNBQ took to the air in April 2015, stunting with all-Christmas music as North Pole Radio. Testing of KOMO FM audio on KNBQ 98.5 the last two weeks of September 2016 and a return to Christmas music in early October.

KOMO broadcasts on the [former KFMY] signal 97.7 FM. The KOMO-FM license is still held by Greg Smith and his South Sound Broadcasting. He also owns SunnyLands, and is a partner in JOSH. * If testing went well, I predict KVI will soon announce their new FM 98.5 — Possibly with a target date as early as Election Day, November 8th.

Contemporary hit radio highlights

OCTOBER 1986 — Slim “The Slim One” Nelson re- turns on-air as a weekender at KNBQ…

September 1986 — Gary Bryan takes over programming at KUBE…

from 1994, a video from Y107 Nashville – Rhett Walker, you remember him as Gary Shannon on KJR [Remember, LEVITY LIMELIGHT?] Y107

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