For the past few months, Todd Cavanah has been experiencing something he can equate only to frequent deja vu. The radio executive will request an Uber, hop in the backseat and, like clockwork, 104.3 JAMS — the “throwback” hip-hop and R&B radio station he and his team at Entercom conceptualized and brought to market, a station that since launching in late November with no commercials or DJs has been dominating the local ratings — will be blasting through the car speakers.
“That’s when it really started to hit me,” the longtime program director for WBBM-FM, best known as B96, says one morning sitting in the Entercom office on North Michigan Avenue. “This is going to be even bigger than I thought.”
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