Citadel Closes On ABC, Makes Simulcast Changes
June 12, 2007 at 4:51 PM (PT)
CITADEL and ABC RADIO closed on their merger this afternoon as scheduled. Twenty-two ABC stations were included in the deal, and CITADEL spun 11 of its own stations off to a trust for later sale.
Closing Means Simulcast Changes
With the deal closing and the trust in place, CITADEL busted up the simulcast of Alternative WCYY/PORTLAND, ME and WCYI/LEWISTON, ME.
CITADEL is keeping WCYY but flipping WCYI to a simulcast of AAA WCLZ/PORTLAND, which, like WCYI, is being spun off into the trust. WCYI will continue, however, to carry the syndicated OPIE AND ANTHONY morning show.
In addition, ALL ACCESS hears that WKY-A/OKLAHOMA CITY has broken its simulcast of Regional Mexican KINB, which CITADEL put into trust (NET NEWS 3/6). It's presently airing an automated countdown.