As Cumulus Media seeks to lower its debt, it is engaged in a pair of deals that will give Educational Media Foundation possession of six FM stations. It is also trading its Country station in New York, and two stations serving the Massachusetts city of Springfield, to Entercom in exchange of its three stations in Indianapolis.
In the Bay State, this will leave Cumulus with three FMs licensed to Worcester, Mass., some 50 miles to the west of Boston Common. One of these properties, a Class B carrying call letters once found in New York, has a signal that until now has come close — but just shy — of reaching all of New England’s biggest market.
Thanks to MaxxCasting, Cumulus believes it now has a Boston-market FM.