Entercom Austin Unveils the New 96.3 R&B – Anchored by Steve Harvey in the Morning


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Entercom Austin Unveils the New 96.3 R&B

Anchored by Steve Harvey in the Morning

Talk Radio 1370 KJCE Also Unveils New Daytime Lineup


Austin, Texas – Today, Entercom Austin announced the launch of the New 96.3 R&B.  Previously, 96.3 FM had been utilized as the KJCE FM simulcast.  96.3 R&B will feature Steve Harvey in the morning and the very best in urban adult contemporary music throughout the day.

“Entercom couldn’t be more excited to launch the New 96.3 R&B here in Austin.  For years, the African-American community has been underserved by radio in this market, and 96.3 R&B will super serve this vital and growing community,” said Alan Kirshbom, Entercom Austin Vice President and Market Manager.  “We are launching 96.3 R&B to compete and win.  Steve Harvey in the morning immediately gives our station credibility with listeners.  His mass appeal will resonate not only with the African-American Community but bring in a wider audience over time.”

“The Steve Harvey Morning Show” will begin broadcasting tomorrow at 6am. Steve Harvey is not just a radio personality—he’s a television host, best-selling author and a brand-name comedian.  Harvey’s first book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” spent 60 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, and his movie by the same name spent weeks as the #1 movie in America in 2012.  Harvey reaches an audience of over 20 million each week!

“I couldn’t be more excited to launch in Austin, and I truly feel blessed to be a part of the New 96.3 R&B lineup.  A special thanks to my friends at Entercom for their confidence in bringing ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’ to Austin,” said Steve Harvey.  “I look forward to waking up 96.3 R&B listeners every morning with inspiration and a whole lot of Funny!”

Entercom also announced a lineup change to Talk Radio 1370 today.  “By bringing back ‘America’s Morning News’ from 5am to 8am and moving Laura Ingraham to live programming from 8am to 11am, KJCE once again proves it is Austin’s and Texas’ Talk Station,” added Kirshbom.  Kirshbom also announced Dennis Miller will return from 11am to 1pm, followed by KJCE regulars Dave Ramsey and Sean Hannity. 

Joining Steve Harvey on the New 96.3 R&B will be Snoop Daniel, live and local in PM drive. The rest of the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

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About Entercom

Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City.

Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company also is the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks.

Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.

The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, as well as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012, Entercom was named by Information Week as one of the Top 500 Technology Innovators in the United States.