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« on: February 04, 2017, 03:46:33 PM »

The move helps clear the way for the CBS Radio merger
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 09:25:03 PM »

Too often I lose touch with what's going on in the radio business; going through the list of CBS owned stations shows, to me, how out of control things have gotten. Look at what they own in markets like NYC & Philadelphia-they call that competition?

I remember 25 years ago they wouldn't let a local guy start a station because he was publishing a weekly newspaper in a town 30 miles away. He had a prior record of owning a station & would have replicated the format: heavy on local news & public affairs, along with music that nobody else played (old, traditional C&W). Things changed quite a bit...not for the better?
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 06:40:28 AM »

In 1996 they loosened the rules of the number of stations one company own - both in each market and across the country. In the largest markets it's 8. Up to 5 on either band (FM/AM).

Examples - Hartford, Connecticut:

93.7 Hip-hop
96.5 Top 40
100.5 Adult Contemporary
1080 News/Talk

I-Heart (formerly Clear Channel)
92.5 Country
95.7 Top 40
97.9 Sports Talk
105.9 Variety Hits
1410 Talk

Other Stations in Hartford
102.9 Classic Rock and 1360 Talk are owned by a small company called Connoisseur (1360 is also on 3 other AM stations throughout the state)

104.1 Alt Rock and 990/96.1 Oldies are owned by a local company called Red Wolf Broadcasting (96.1 is a low-power repeater of AM 990). Red Wolf also has a network of 5 Low-Power stations across the state that run a Spanish Top 40 format and that's based at 104.1 HD2.

The low-power repeaters do not count against ownership caps.


98.5 Sports Talk
100.7 Classic Rock
103.3 Top 40
104.1 MIX
1030 All News

38-My Network TV

93.7 Sports Talk (Local)
97.7 R&B From the 90s, 00s, and today
107.3 Rock
680 Talk
850 ESPN

94.5 Hip-Hop
101.7 Country
107.9 Top 40
1200 Bloomberg Business Programming
1430 Talk

92.9 Alt. Rock
96.9 Throwback Hip-hop and R&B with some new Hip-Hop and R&B
102.5 Country
105.7 Classic Hits
106.7 Adult Contemporary
1330/106.1 Currently Off the Air

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Southington, Connecticut
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 12:56:52 PM »

IMHO the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which instituted those changes was perhaps
the most corrupt piece of legislation to ever pass Congress.

And THAT'S really saying something.
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