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August 1st, 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer 8/1/2018 By Bob Fernandez STAFF WRITER   Two Philadelphia-area radio companies have split with a lawsuit and a terse public statement. Malvern’s United States Traffic Network sued Entercom Communications for fraud in state and federal courts in Texas this week, seeking punitive damages in excess of $5 million, while Entercom said good riddance…

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July 25th, 2018

Inside Radio July 25, 2018   The trend of decoupling radio and TV assets got a new head of steam Tuesday with an announcement from Cox Enterprises that it’s exploring a sale, merger or partnership for its 14 television stations while continuing to hold on to its 61 radio stations. CBS and Scripps earlier decided…

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July 25th, 2018

Radio Ink July 25, 2018   It could be, according to The Tennessean, which is saying: “An 11th-hour proposal by the music licensing company SESAC to change the Music Modernization Act could torpedo the landmark copyright legislation that is on the brink of becoming law, supporters of the legislation warn.” The MMA would establish a role for…

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July 20th, 2018

Inside Radio July 20, 2018   It’s the end of an era for WBEB (101.1), which has bucked the deregulation trend for decades, dominating Philadelphia radio as the only major standalone FM amid a sea of consolidators. With its sale to Entercom Communications, Jerry Lee—the “idea person” behind the risk-taking, odds-defying, widely copied station—spoke to…

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July 20th, 2018

Radio Ink July 29, 2018 How many consultants can say they were with one station for 38 years? We know of at least one…Bill Moyes. He consulted Jerry Lee and his team for nearly four decades, including three name changes. Moyes started working with the station in the 1980s when the call letters were still…

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