All Comedy Radio Strikes HD-2 Deal With Entercom
April 19, 2006 at 4:47 PM (PT)
ALL COMEDY RADIO has entered into an agreement to supply ENTERCOM with up to 20 HD-2 stations with 24/7 streams of all-comedy programming. The first four ENTERCOM stations to announce the addition of ALL COMEDY RADIO’s full-format programming for HD-2 channels are: Country KKWF/SEATTLE, Hot AC WZPL/INDIANAPOLIS, Modern AC WMBZ/MEMPHIS, and Talk KFH/WICHITA. Estimated start date for HD-2 comedy programming in these markets is JUNE 1st.
The agreement with ENTERCOM allows for up to 16 additional stations to add HD-2 all-comedy programming in the future. ENTERCOM has been selected by the HD ALLIANCE to coordinate the implementation of "Comedy" programming for HD Radio.
ALL COMEDY RADIO co-founder and CEO MICHAEL O’SHEA said, "This is a milestone day for ALL COMEDY RADIO as the advent of HD-2 program options will create many opportunities for ACR. We’re delighted that ENTERCOM’s CEO DAVID FIELD and top programmer PAT PAXTON are the visionary pioneers in providing a laugh-button to these important markets."
Added ENTERCOM SVP/Programming PAT PAXTON, "HD-2 program streams allow Entercom to provide totally new and diverse programming to our markets. ALL COMEDY RADIO’s programming offers us this unique and immediate opportunity."