WSSP (105.7 The Fan)/Milwaukee, SaveOurBucks.com Team For 'Save Our Bucks Hour' Show
July 7, 2015 at 4:01 PM (PT)
ENTERCOM Sports WSSP-A-W289CB (SPORTSRADIO 105.7 THE FAN)/MILWAUKEE is reacting to the threat by MILWAUKEE BUCKS Pres. PETER FEIGIN to move the team to LAS VEGAS or SEATTLE if WISCONSIN doesn't come up with $250 million plus interest in public funding for a new arena by creating a new show in conjunction with the SAVEOURBUCKS.COM website. The weekly "SAVE OUR BUCKS RADIO HOUR," hosted by THE FAN's JOE ZENZOLA and the website's PAUL HENNING, will air THURSDAYS at 6p (CT) beginning this week.
PD TOM PARKER said, “We’re excited to partner with PAUL for this important community show. PAUL’s been at the forefront on this issue and he cuts through partisan politics to give our listeners clear, actionable facts that are absent from many other shows and news outlets. This is a show that will share ALL sides of the debate.”
HENNING said, ”The hour of discussion will begin with an update on new developments and key topics. We will have guests ranging from local leaders to elected officials to athletes. The hour will conclude with input from callers to discuss their feelings on the proposed arena.”
The $550 million deal by which investors WESLEY EDENS and MARC LASRY bought the NBA franchise last year from Sen. HERB KOHL (D-WI) contained a clause requiring that construction of a new arena in the city to replace BRADLEY CENTER be started in 2015 or the team would be sold back to the league. The threat of such a move, which would be seen as a step towards moving the franchise to the new arena being built by MGM on the LAS VEGAS Strip or to the SEATTLE market abandoned when the SONICS moved to OKLAHOMA CITY, is being positioned by critics as a negotiating ploy to force the cash-strapped state to pay at least half of the cost of the new arena, including $93 million in bonds that would then accrue interest for 13 years before being paid, which could add hundreds of millions of dollars to the cost of the arena. A similar threat to move to SEATTLE spurred SACRAMENTO into an arena deal to retain the NBA's SACRAMENTO KINGS.