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CBS to sell 98.5 TSH

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by RedOctober3829, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    stations have been ticketed for divestiture by ENTERCOM and CBS RADIO to satisfy ownership cap concerns arising from their merger.

    A source tells ALL ACCESS that CBS will sell or swap 11 stations, including:

    • Top 40 KMVQ (99.7 NOW)/SAN FRANCISCO
    • News WBZ-A and Sports WBZ-F (98.5 THE SPORTS HUB)/BOSTON
    • Sports KFNQ-A (AM 1090 THE FAN), Adult Hits KJAQ (96.5 JACK FM), and Classic Rock KZOK-F/SEATTLE
    • Sports KHTK-A, Country KNCI (NEW COUNTRY 105.1), AC KYMX (MIX 96), and Top 40 KZZO (NOW 100.5)/SACRAMENTO
    https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/...re-stations-to-be-spun-off-from-entercom-cbs-
     
  2. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Danny Snyder has at least one idea worth stealing.

    Do it, Bawb and Jon-a-than. Then put an end to some of the nonsense.
     
  3. bosox79

    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    Why would they want to sell the Sports Hub and not WEEI? More money?
     
  4. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    WBZ has much more wattage. BTW, it was almost impossible to pull in WEEI in my car this afternoon on the South Shore. Maybe they're using a backup antenna or something.
     
  5. Vinho Tinto

    Vinho Tinto Member SoSH Member

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    Unless Bill Belichick is directly involved, I have little faith in their management.
     
  6. Domer

    Domer Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    Entercom already has a network of stations simulcasting WEEI. It would be much easier for them to divest the Sports Hub which is only on one frequency. What interests me is if they'll sell the Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins rights too.
     
  7. Domer

    Domer Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    WEEI-FM is licensed to Lawrence and its transmitter is on the North Shore.
     
  8. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Right, but it was especially bad reception today. Solar EMF interference?

    Also, I would not be surprised if the teams' broadcast rights cannot just be sold off by Entercom. If the teams' lawyers are doing their jobs, the teams would have at least some say on who can hold the broadcast rights in any transfer.
     
  9. Mueller's Twin Grannies

    Mueller's Twin Grannies Member SoSH Member

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    Did you try the AM frequency or their alternate FM station?
     
  10. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Didn't know they had an AM station. I tried to pull in the Worcester FM one, but no dice.
     
  11. Mueller's Twin Grannies

    Mueller's Twin Grannies Member SoSH Member

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    It used to be 850AM and I think they have a couple other frequencies on that side too. Maybe 980 or even 580 and I think 1280, though that's a Fitchburg-based signal and not likely to travel well that far south.
     
  12. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    WEEI can be weird at times with reception. I get terrible reception in Portsmouth, but if I go north or south it comes in fine. The Hub I can’t get anywhere near me, hopefully this improves that.
     
  13. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    This is a great thing. I wanted 98.5 no where near Entercom considering what the current state of WEEI is. Best of all, no more CBS Sports Minute with Amy Lawrence!
     
  14. NortheasternPJ

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    T&R just said nothing is going to change and all the sports teams rights are going with the station. Everything is under contract with the station so it's a package deal.
     
  15. Patriot_Reign

    Patriot_Reign Member SoSH Member

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    chad finn tweeted that this is all still in flux and nothing's completely set yet.
    the sports hub isn't going anywhere, if anything it just means another radio conglomerate becomes their owner, hence they return to being actual competition against weei/ entercom
     
  16. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    Correct, it's still pending but it will likely happen. It's interesting Entercom chose WEEI and the Red Sox vs going with TSH and the Celts, Bruins and Pats. It may be because it's easier for them to sell to the FTC to just keep WEEI vs trying to shuffle the sale of WEEI and keeping TSH.

    Based upon what Fred said this morning they were pretty happy that Entercom isn't going to own them, so maybe Entercom saw if they bought TSH they'd have issues keeping the staff?
     
  17. Eric Yu

    Eric Yu Member SoSH Member

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    Ironically, I find that trying to listen to WEEI on a transistor radio inside Fenway Park is impossible since they switched from AM to FM.
     
  18. Nator

    Nator Member SoSH Member

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    No more CBS sports minutes, period. Those things suck.
     
  19. YuppieScum

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    You guys know you can stream these stations on your phone, right?

    I hope this doesn't mean T&R bolt town. Even though Fred is turning into a liberal grumpy version of Callahan, I really enjoy their perspective from outside "The Lodge."
     
  20. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    Although he doesn't make a point of it, but he's right leaning at least. I don't think he is all in on the GOP and the stupid shit going on, he's indicated that he leans right.
     
  21. Riconway3155

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    He absolutely leans right. I remember back on BCN he donated to Rudy Giuliani around the 08 presidential run.
     
  22. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    Good call. I forgot about that. It’s also why his street address is public which he rants about occasionally.
     
  23. allstonite

    allstonite Member SoSH Member

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    He’s a libertarian if I remember correctly. Fiscally conservative but very liberal socially. Basically just wants to be left alone at all times
     
  24. soxfan121

    soxfan121 JAG Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Fred's the oddest hermit on radio.
     
  25. Rusty13

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    Looks like this is official. Bye bye "CBS Sports Ra-DI-OOOOH!!" bits. And, my guess is Boomer goes back to EEI on Monday mornings where he clearly would rather be.
     
    #25 Rusty13, Nov 1, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017
  26. Domer

    Domer Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    Not the greatest owners, Beasley purchased Greater Media about a year or two ago and implemented pretty sharp cost-cutting. It's been rumored that the Wally of Loren and Wally was a victim of those budget cuts. Still, it's probably better to have both sports stations under different management. Competition is always better.

    Oddly enough, this now mean the three WBZ callsigns: AM (iHeart), FM (Beasley), and TV (CBS) will have different corporate owners.
     
  27. Pablo's TB Lover

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    "The mothership is now disconnected." [/DA's CBS Radio Minute]
     
  28. Domer

    Domer Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    Here's how it breaks down in the Boston Market

    Code:
    Current Owner New Owner      Station      Format
    CBS Radio     iHeartMedia    WBZ-AM       News
    CBS Radio     iHeartMedia    WZLX-FM      Classic Rock
    Entercom      iHeartMedia    WKAF-FM      Urban Adult Contemporary
    Entercom      iHeartMedia    WRKO-AM      News/Talk
    CBS Radio     Beasley        WBZ-FM       Sports
    Beasley       CBS/Entercom   WMJX-FM      Adult Contemporary
    http://www.entercom.com/entercom-an...justice-clears-path-for-merger-with-cbs-radio
     
  29. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    A classic rock station here in LA is being turned into a Christian station.


    Who the fuck thought that was a good idea?
     
  30. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    Stryper?
     
  31. shaggydog2000

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  32. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    This is Jim Rome and I am out....of Boston completely.
     
  33. NortheasternPJ

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    I am guessing goes back to WEEI but he does seem to enjoy the T&R interviews now.
     
  34. the1andonly3003

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    I have been out of market for a year now. What happened post-merger with the secondary hosts b/w TSH and EEI?

    I heard Deossi subbing for Dale & Keefe this week, while Dickerson has been doing fill in too. When did they shift from TSH to EEI? Who are the secondary talent on TSH?
     
  35. shawnrbu

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    I think Dickerson was only on a pay per appearance with TSH. He has been an occasional 3rd host on Dale and Keefe since Holley left in the winter. Dickerson, Andy Hart and Tomase have been rotating as the 3rd host on Dale and Keefe.

    Johnson and Flynn are still on TSH bench along with Joe Murray. Not sure if Nick Cattles (sp?) is still with TSH after Christian Arcand was selected as Adam Jones' co-host over him.
     
  36. thebtskink

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    Nick Cattles was indeed the co-host of the Adam Jones show, and left to host his own show in Virginia Beach
     

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