Entercom/Bonneville, Hubbard, Westwood, and More


Old-Timey-RadioNews items from the radio biz: Paperwork arrived at the FCC concerning the Entercom/Bonneville station swap; Hubbard signs with Sun Broadcast/Shazam; Westwood One goes golfing; NYSBA assists SiriusXM; and Envision adds a Sunday long form program.

* The paperwork for the Entercom/Bonneville swap has arrived at the FCC and been put up for public consumption, accepted for filing 8/4/15. There are, however, no particularly interesting facts beyond what is already known about the transaction. The swap, involving KWSD-FM Los Angeles and four Denver stations, allowed Entercom’s Lincoln Financial acquisition to close.

* Hubbard Radio has made another digital move, inking a pact with Sun Broadcast Group what will put its stations on SBG’s Shazam For Radio platform. Stations in Chicago, Washington D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle, Phoenix, St Louis and Cincinnati are impacted.

* Westwood One has teed up an agreement that will bring the PGA Championship to its listeners on a multiyear basis. It will collaborate with SiriusXM on providing coverage of the event.

* The New York State Broadcasters Association has issued a preemptive strike regarding pre-1972 copyright matters, filing a friend of the court brief on behalf of SiriusXM regarding the Flo and Eddie lawsuit. NYSBA stresses that there has never been a broadcast royalty right, neither before nor after 1972.

* A new three-hour Sunday program has been added to the Envision Networks men – Sunrise Sunday is said to be based on 100% “Hall of Fame Classic Rock” spiced with comedy and pop culture flashbacks.