So, Which Stations Will CBS Sell?
August 1, 2008 at 3:05 PM (PT)
When CBS CORP President & CEO LESLIE MOONVES dropped the bombshell that the company was looking at selling off 50 stations in mid-sized markets YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 7/31), the speculation began as to which stations and markets would be affected.
When contacted by ALL ACCESS, CBS was adamant that, "at present, there is not a specific list of stations/markets affected as the situation is fluid."
While not an official list, it's likely many or most of these would be part of that sell-off:
At present, there is not a specific list of stations/markets affected as the situation is fluid.
BALTIMORE (#21): AC WLIF, Hot AC WWMX, Classic Hits WQSR, Sports WJFK-A and Talk WHFS
CHARLOTTE (#25): Country WSOC, Urban, WPEG, Urban AC WBAV, Top 40 WNKS, AC WKQC and Sports WFNZ-A
CLEVELAND (#28): AC WDOK, Classic Rock WNCX, Hot AC WQAL and Alternative WKRK
DENVER (#22): Oldies KXKL, Hot AC KIMN and Country KWLI
HARTFORD (#50): News/Talk WTIC-A, AC WRCH, Top 40/R WZMX and Hot AC WTIC
LAS VEGAS (#33): Top 40/R KLUC, Talk KXNT-A, Hot AC KMXB, Alternative KXTE and Adult Hits KKJJ
ORLANDO (#34): Top 40/R WJMH, Hot AC WOMX and Classic Hits WOCL
PALM SPRINGS (#133): AC KEZN
PITTSBURGH (#24): News/Talk KDKA-A, Country WDSY, Top 40 WBZW and Hot AC WZPT
PORTLAND (#23): Country KUPL, AAA KINK, Active Rock KUFO and Classic Hits KLTH Talk KCMD-A
RIVERSIDE (#26): Country KFRG & KXFG
SACRAMENTO (#27): Country KNCI, AC KMYX, Top 40/R KSFM, Modern AC KZZO and Sports KHTK-A
ST. LOUIS (#20): KMOX-A, KEZK, and KYKY
VICTOR VALLEY, CA (#120): Adult Standard KRAK-A & Country KVFG-FM
WEST PALM BEACH (#46): Country WIRK, AC WEAT, Top 40/R WMBX, Urban WNEW and Alternative WPBZ
While this list adds up to 57 stations, and we're not expecting all of these station to be in play. ALL ACCESS is hearing that talks are already underway with potential buyers.