Entercom, CBS List Stations Potentially To Be Spun Off Into Divestiture Trust
March 22, 2017 at 6:09 AM (PT)
The divestiture trust paperwork has arrived at the FCC from the ENTERCOM-CBS merger, with ELLIOT EVERS at TDC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC serving as Trustee via THE ENTERCOM DIVESTITURE TRUST.
The list of stations offered by the parties is not the final determinant of which will actually be divested, but the filing says that "In certain markets, the parties are seeking consent to assign to the Trust more than the Required Divestiture stations in order to retain the flexibility to select the exact stations to be placed in Trust during the period between the filing of the Divestiture Trust Applications and the closing of the Transaction"; the 14 stations that will be put into the trust will be decided upon before the merger is closed.
The ENTERCOM stations listed in the filing as potentially going into THE ENTERCOM DIVESTITURE TRUST include:
- LOS ANGELES market: Classic Rock KSWD (100.3 THE SOUND)/LOS ANGELES and its KSWD-FM2/SANTA CLARITA, CA booster
- SAN FRANCISCO MARKET: Classic Hip Hop KRBQ (Q102), Sports KGMZ (95.7 THE GAME), and AC KOIT/SAN FRANCISCO and boosters KRBQ-FM2/SAN FRANCISCO, KOIT-FM3/MARTINEZ, and KGMZ-FM1/WALNUT CREEK; Urban AC KBLX-F/BERKELEY-SAN FRANCISCO; Classic Rock KUFX (98.5 K-FOX)/SAN JOSE and its boosters KUFX-FM2/MORGAN HILL and KUFX-FM3/PLEASANTON
- BOSTON market: Rock WAAF/WESTBOROUGH-BOSTON, MA; Urban AC WKAF (THE NEW 97.7)/BROCKTON-BOSTON, MA; News-Talk WRKO-A, Sports WEEI-A (ESPN 850) and Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON
- SACRAMENTO market: Active Rock KRXQ/SACRAMENTO, Alternative KKDO (RADIO 94.7)/FAIR OAKS-SACRAMENTO, CA; Classic Rock KSEG (96.9 THE EAGLE) and Top 40 KUDL (106.5 THE END)/SACRAMENTO; Sports KIFM-A (ESPN 1320)/WEST SACRAMENTO
- SEATTLE market: Rock KISW, Country KKWF (100.7 THE WOLF), Alternative KNDD (THE END), and K277AE/SEATTLE; Classic Hip Hop KHTP (HOT 103.7)/TACOMA-SEATTLE; and K281AD/OLYMPIA, WA.
- SAN DIEGO market: Country KSOQ/ESCONDIDO (NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO), CA
- WILKES-BARRE-SCRANTON market: Country WGGI (FROGGY 101)/BENTON-SCRANTON, PA
The CBS RADIO stations which may be put into the trust include:
- LOS ANGELES market: Adult Hits KCBS-F (93.1 JACK FM)/LOS ANGELES
- BOSTON market: News WBZ-A, Top 40 WODS (103.3 AMP RADIO) and Hot AC WBMX (MIX 104.1)/BOSTON
- SAN FRANCISCO market: News KCBS-A-KFRC-F, Alternative KITS, Hot AC KLLC (ALICE), South Asian KZDG-A (RADIO ZINDAGI), and Top 40 KMVQ (99.7 NOW!)/SAN FRANCISCO
- SACRAMENTO market: Top 40/Rhythmic KSFM/WOODLAND-SACRAMENTO, CA; Sports KHTK-A (SPORTS 1140), Country KNCI (NEW COUNTRY 105.1), AC KYMX (MIX 96), and Hot AC KZZO (NOW 100.5)
- SEATTLE market: Sports KFNQ-A (AM 1090 THE FAN), Adult Hits KJAQ (96.5 JACK FM), Country KMPS-F, and Classic Rock KZOK/SEATTLE
Again, the stations listed are potential spinoffs, but the official determination will be made closer to the closing date.
In other filings with the FCC, EDGEWATER BROADCASTING, INC. is selling K284CM/SACRAMENTO, CA to LOTUS SACRAMENTO CORP. for $100,000. The translator rebroadcasts Spanish Hits KMJE-A (VIVE 92.1)/OLIVEHURST-SACRAMENTO.
The CITY OF MORRO BAY is transferring low-power FM KEBF-LP/MORRO BAY, CA to ESTERO BAY COMMUNITY RADIO for $1 consideration.
RADIO RANCHO, LLC has requested a Silent STA for K288GY/ERDA, UT while it moves to a new site.
COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC has closed on the sale of Ethnic brokered WNTN-A/NEWTON-BOSTON, MA to DELTA COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for $175,000.
ABSOLUTE BROADCASTING, LLC has closed on the sale of News-Talk WSMN-A/NASHUA, NH to ROBERT BARTIS' BARTIS BROADCASTING, LLC for $200,000.
And SUN SIGNALS LLC has closed on the sale of W273BH/MIDDLEBURY, VT to SUGAR RIVER MEDIA, LLC for $90,000. The buyer plans to move the station to rebroadcast Country WCVR-A (REAL COUNTRY 1320)/RANDOLPH, VT.
Also, NBC affiliate WALB-TV/ALBANY, GA is reporting that CUMULUS MEDIA will turn in its license for Sports WGPC-A (1450 THE FAN)/ALBANY, which has been silent since its tower was destroyed by a tornado on JANUARY 3rd. The station filed for a "Legal STA" on JANUARY 17th saying that it needed 180 days to determine how to "best return WGPC to on-air operation." The letter turning in the license has yet to appear in the FCC database.