November 18, 2017

Entercom Launches Format Changes In New York, Chicago, and Dallas After Merger Announcement


With the ink barely dry from the merger paperwork, Entercom announced today format changes in the New York and Dallas markets with the launch of Alternative Rock music formats. The new stations ALT 92.3 and ALT 103.7 mark the return of these formats that have been missing from the radio lineup for listeners. In Chicago however they launched a new Classic Hip Hop station as "Chicago's Number 1 for Throwbacks," The New 104.3 JAMS. The station will compete with iHeartRadio's V103 WVAZ and 107.5 WGCI.

We don't envision Entercom making any other formats changes. Their new roster of urban stations just acquired from CBS Radio which include V-103 in Atlanta, WPGC in D.C. and 94.7 The Wave in Los Angeles are very strong ratings wise as well as their news and sports stations. 1010 WINS and WFAN in New York; 1060 KYW and 94 WIP in Philly have been stalwarts in the CBS radio brand. 




Entercom Communications today announced that WJMK-FM is ‘The New 104.3 JAMS, Chicago’s #1 for Throwbacks,’ the ultimate destination for classic Hip-hop and R&B.

K-Hits 104.3 Jams Chicago WJMK WBMXThe New 104.3 JAMS will define the most memory-making era in music and super-serve the entire Chicago community. To celebrate the launch, the station is keeping it real by airing 10,000 songs in a row, back-to-back, and 100% commercial-free starting at 12:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM CST today. Listeners can tune in at 104.3 JAMZ and around the world at 1043jams.com.

The New 104.3 JAMS, will capture the essence of Chicago from when The Bulls won six NBA championships, to when locals like Oprah and Barack Obama became homegrown heroes. “The time has come to usher in a brand new chapter in Chicago radio — a station that is designed by Chicagoans exclusively FOR Chicago,” said Pat Paxton, Entercom’s President of Programming. “Hip-hop and R&B always makes you feel a certain way. The memories will come back to you immediately.”

For the first time since Nielsen started measuring music consumption in the United States, the combined genre of Hip-hop and R&B took the number one spot this year – and is responsible for more than 25% of all music consumption in the U.S.

Radio remains the number one medium in terms of reach (93% of the U.S. population), serving over 271 million people and continues to be the driving force in music discovery.

Listen here to The New 104.3 Jams http://player.radio.com/listen/station/1043-jams


Adult Contemporary Classic Hits "K-Hits" has been dumped in Chicago.
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Entercom Communications announced that alternative rock returns to radio for the first time since 2011 in the largest media market in the country with the launch of ALT 92.3 FM, New York’s New Alternative.

Alt 92.3 Amp Radio WBMP New YorkALT 92.3 will give music fans a true alternative – an expertly curated playlist with local, informed discovery.  Eschewing the hype of traditional radio formats, ALT 92.3 is celebrating the launch by putting the music first and kicking-in full force.  Listeners will hear 10,000 songs in a row, back-to-back, 100% commercial-free starting at 10:00 a.m. today. Listeners can tune in at 92.3 FM in the New York area and around the world at alt923radio.com.

“In a city where alternative music is a way of life, we are thrilled to finally fill the void in radio in New York City,” said Pat Paxton, Entercom’s President of Programming.  “With the launch of ALT 92.3, we will cater to the passionate audience who have helped define the genre for decades – and we couldn’t be more excited to turn up the volume.”

One in every 38 Americans currently lives in New York City – that’s no “alternative fact.”  Radio remains the #1 medium in terms of reach (93% of the U.S. population), serving over 271 million people and conitunes to be the driving force in new music discovery.
For more information, please visit alt923radio.com.




Former CBS Radio station Top 40 CHR 92.3 AMP radio is gone in New York City.
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Entercom Communications today announced that alternative rock returns to radio in the largest media market in Texas with the launch of ALT 103.7, DFW’s New Alternative.

Alt 103.7 Amp DallasALT 103.7 will give music fans a true cutting edge alternative – an expertly crafted playlist with local, informed curation.  Eschewing the hype of traditional radio formats, ALT 103.7 is celebrating the launch by putting the music first and kicking-in full force.  Listeners will hear 10,000 songs in a row, back-to-back, 100% commercial-free starting at 11:00 a.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. CST today. Listeners can tune in at 103.7 FM in the Metroplex and around the world at alt1037radio.com.

“We are thrilled to bring alternative back to Dallas-Ft. Worth,” said Pat Paxton, Entercom’s President of Programming.  “With the launch of ALT 103.7, we will cater to the core audience who helped define the genre for decades – and we couldn’t be more excited to rewrite history.”

Radio remains the #1 medium in terms of reach (93% of the U.S. population), serving over 271 million people and continues to be the driving force in new music discovery.
For more information, please visit alt1037radio.com.


Former CBS Radio station Top 40 CHR 103.7 AMP radio is done in Dallas/Forth Worth.
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