As for Entercom, they bought a Gold AC station in San Diego from Lincoln Financial Media. Ratings were doing well, they flipped the format. The ratings were still doing well. They flipped the format again after the CBS deal (CBS already owns an AC station there)
Musically, it seems somewhere in between WJMK and WLS-FM with a touch of WRME.
Entercom has not really been big with Classic Hits or Oldies until they wound up with a few. KXSN is the first one they actually launched in recent years as far as I know.
They ended up with Lincoln Financial Media's cluster in Denver which put them at their ownership cap. Sold the Top rated AC station (KOSI) to Bonneville.. There was an AM Oldies outlet there under Lincoln Financial Media. They kept the format, but moved the it to their existing Standards station 1430 KEZW which makes sense.
I'm interested to see what they do with some of the ones they get from CBS. Probably not much, since many of them are already quite successful. But CBS has a formula they use nationally, even if some of it is different musically in different markets. Presentation tends to be very similar. This is not really new. You can date that back to the 90s under Infinity or even farther if you want to count Westinghouse (Which merged with CBS)
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