Heart of Austin: Anatomy of a Live Broadcast

This year’s SXSW is now in the rearview mirror.  It started off with that terrible bummer of a car crash.  But soon, memories of that tragedy were replaced with a whole lot of music, movies, panels, food, and mind-numbing exhaustion.  For Alt radio, something rather extraordinary happened this year that we need to talk about.  All of the Entercom Alternative stations (plus even some of their Hot A/Cs) took part in an extraordinary live private event broadcast, with nearly 60 bands that took place over three days.

“I’ve been in this business since 1978, and during that time I’ve been involved in many great music and radio events – almost too numerous to mention, but this was really one of the best of all of them,” Danny Buch, SVP of Promotion at SonyRED, confided to me.  Danny should be able to stand up and take a bow for this one, since he helped mastermind much of it.photo

“Last year, I was sitting in Austin with David Field, Entercom’s forward-thinking CEO and he was acknowledging all of the brands that now take part in this endeavor,” Buch continued, explaining to me the over-the-top nature of many major company’s branding efforts.  “David surveyed the scene, and he told me he wanted Entercom to be involved in some way this year.”

It was then that Buch got the idea to partner with a Sony Electronics event for a live broadcast, and “Entercom’s Heart of Austin” was born.  SonyRED’s in-house ‘stache media agency curates two venues that sit across the street from each other in Austin.  Stages were set up on the rooftop of each building, with a walkway that crossed the street below.  Bands would play on one stage, and then immediately after that set, another would start on the building on the other side of the street.  It was quite the spectacle.

“We asked the stations which bands they wanted to play, regardless of label, and they came up with a list, including local bands who won contests in the radio station’s local markets.” Buch explains.

Acts that played included The Orwells, Itch, Magic Man, SomeKinda Wonderful, Sleeper Agent, Wild Cub, Temples, and Bear Hands.  Each of the Entercom stations treated the event differently.  Some streamed it live on the web, while others utilized their terrestrial airwaves to customize it.

Garett Michaels at The End was his station’s correspondent with a blog and daily reports back to the station.  He saw the event as a great branding opportunity.  “The End has always been the destination in Seattle for music discovery, this certainly helps to reinforce that,” he articulated.

KRBZ PD Lazlo got in touch with me last week from Austin, and laid out what his station’s involvement was.  “We’re broadcasting from the event with interviews and exclusive content with Jeriney – the best MD on the planet – from 10 to 3.  We’re also streaming the showcases live on our website, and airing the showcases live on terrestrial radio in Kansas City on The Buzz.”photo1

Wow.  Broadcasting banks live on the radio, these days?  Some skeptics undoubtedly would argue that this might cause tune-out, and hurt ratings, right?  “The answer is yes it could….maybe, “Lazlo replied, before expanding on that thought.  “For a few days.  It could help, as well.  I’ll let you know next month, but the truth is I don’t care.”

Well.  It’s not the he doesn’t care.  “It’s three days out of the year.  Three days!,” he clarified.  Then he asserted, “Let’s be willing to roll the dice a little.  Take some chances.  Plant our flag in the ground.  Radio matters.  It breaks artists.  We should be proud of that.  We should be pushing the boundaries.  Internet companies are broadcasting showcases.  We should do it, as well.  We should try to do it better.  On a local level you give the audience something different.  I don’t underestimate the intelligence of our audience.  They get it.  We brought local Kansas City bands out with us to play…plus we were able to expose new fantastic artists to KC that none of us had heard before.  I guess that’s the spirit of SXSW,” he concluded.

Sacramento station manager Jim Fox added, “All of the feedback I’ve received from both bands and spectators has been positive…unless you were one of those who arrived late and were forced to stand in line outside.”  Nik Rivers was similarly wowed.  “This was a great way to break into the Entercom family for WLKK and myself.  It was an amazing event from start to finish.”

Red Buch’s was careful to credit others when I caught up with him once he was home on Sunday night.  “This entire thing couldn’t have happened without the involvement of Charles Attal,” Danny told me.  Of course, Charles is one of three Charlies who make up C3.  He also is a force behind the Austin venue “Stubbs.”

Buch’s enthusiasm was infectious.  As we wrapped up the call, he listed the reasons why he was feeling so positive.  “Radio stations got exclusive content for their stations and for their websites.  Isn’t that what each of them wants?,” he asked me rhetorically.  “Record labels got exposure for their new bands, which is what they crave.  And Sony Electronics grew awareness for their product by having the cream of breaking acts playing, and receiving massive exposure via Entercom’s radio stations.  This entire event really was a win/win/win.”  

Reprinted Courtney of The Sands Report 3/20/14 

Entercom Names New Vice President/Market Managers in Madison and Milwaukee

Chuck Sullivan Moves to Milwaukee and Ed Schulz Promoted in Madison

Bala Cynwyd, PA — Entercom Communications announced today that it had hired two new Vice-Presidents/Market Managers for their clusters in Madison and Milwaukee. Chuck Sullivan, most recently VP/Market Manager for Cumulus in Mobile, Alabama will become the new VP/Market Manager for Entercom Milwaukee. Meanwhile, in Madison, Ed Schulz has been promoted to VP/Market Manager for Entercom Madison. They replace Michael Keck, who previously served as VP/Market Manager for the Entercom clusters in both Madison and Milwaukee. Keck resigned recently and will relocate to Minneapolis to pursue new opportunities.

Entercom Regional President Michael Doyle commented on the moves, “Entercom is proud to add two of the strongest people in radio to our leadership team. Chuck and Ed bring with them a wealth of experience, unique perspectives and a passion to make their powerful brands and their clusters not only the strongest in Wisconsin, but in all of radio.”

“I couldn’t be more excited about this tremendous opportunity. Entercom Milwaukee has some of the most powerful and iconic brands from KISS, the most listened-to station in Wisconsin, to MIX and SportsRadio 1250,” said new Entercom Milwaukee VP/Market Manager Chuck Sullivan. In his new role, Sullivan will oversee three Entercom stations in Milwaukee: KISS-FM 103.7, 99.1 WMYX – The MIX, and SportsRadio1250 WSSP. Prior to joining Cumulus, Sullivan spent nine years as Managing Partner of Ocean Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC.

Schulz has been with Entercom since 2012, most recently serving as Director of Sales for Entercom Madison. He will manage the three stations in the Madison cluster: MIX 105.1, Triple M 105.5, and Classic Hits 94.9 WOLX. “Madison is a special place and Entercom has distinct brands that not only connect with the community, but deliver results for our clients. I am proud of what we have accomplished in Madison and excited for the future,” said Schulz. Prior to re-joining Entercom in 2012, Schulz was a Sales Manager with Adams Outdoor in Madison and earlier spent six years with Entercom Madison.

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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, 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 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.

 

95.7 The GAME Adds Two-Time World Series Champion and Former San Francisco Giant Aubrey Huff to New Morning Show

Huff Joins Bucher and Towny in AM Drive Starting Monday, March 31st

San Francisco, CA — 95.7 The GAME (KGMZ-FM), the Bay Area’s New Sound for Sports, announced today a major new addition to their recently launched morning show. Starting Monday, March 31st, two-time World Series Champion and former San Francisco Giant Aubrey Huff joins the morning team of Ric Bucher and Chris Townsend. Huff, who retired from baseball in 2013, previously played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and San Francisco Giants.

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“Last week, we announced a new lineup for The GAME; since then, we’ve been fortunate enough to add one of the most entertaining sports personalities in the Bay Area to our team. It’s hard to improve on the ‘perfect team in the perfect time slot,’ but adding Aubrey Huff does just that,” said Jason Barrett, Program Director for 95.7 The Game. “Make no mistake—this morning show will be different, more informed, and more colorful than any other in the market. Steve DiNardo and I couldn’t be more excited about this unique team going forward for listeners and advertisers alike.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to join 95.7 The Game. I had an incredible experience in San Francisco, being a part of two World Championship Giants teams, and now I’m looking forward to joining my brand new team in the Bay Area,” said Huff.

“It’s an absolute honor to add a two-time World Series champion to our show. If you think he was funny with the press after games, just wait until you hear what he has to offer daily on 95.7 The GAME! Most professional athletes never envision themselves being a part of the media, but on March 31st, we welcome Aubrey to the dark side. I just hope he doesn’t expect Bucher and I to wear a thong during the show,” said new co-host Chris Townsend. Huff was known for wearing a red “rally thong” during the Giants’ 2010 historic playoff run.

Bucher, a 20-year Bay Area native, joined 95.7 The GAME for afternoons in 2012, having previously served as a Bay Area-based NBA reporter for ESPN’s SportsCenter and NBA studio shows as well as a senior writer covering professional basketball for ESPN The Magazine. In addition to his hosting duties, Bucher is currently the Golden State Warriors’ sideline reporter and an NBA insider for Comcast SportsNet, and he also writes for the NBA beat on Bleacher Report. Townsend, a 14-year Bay Area native, previously hosted The Pulse and The Chris Townsend Show as well as the pre-game Dugout Show and the post-game A’s Talk shows on 95.7 The GAME.

95.7 The GAME is the largest radio market FM sports station in California and the flagship radio station for the Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders. Effective March 31st, 95.7 The GAME’s new lineup will be:

  • 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.         Bucher, Towny, and Huff
  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.       Haberman and Middlekauff
  • 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.         The Wheelhouse with John Lund and Greg Papa
  • 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.           The Damon Bruce Show

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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, 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 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.

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John Graefe Promoted to CIO for Entercom Communications

Bala Cynwyd, PA — Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) announced today the appointment of John Graefe as the company’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for delivering a broad range of IT Initiatives to support the company.

Graefe, who has been the Vice President of IT will continue to lead the team of employees overseeing Entercom’s  IT infrastructure, as well as its’ strategy and partnerships.  He is a tech leader with a unique view of IT innovation and its’ application in driving business objectives.  In this new role he will take over responsibilities for the company’s analytics and business intelligence initiatives.  Graefe has been at Entercom for more than 12 years, during which time he has held increasingly responsible roles.

Graefe holds an MBA from Penn State University.  He also led Entercom to being named to Information Week’s top 500 technology innovators in 2012 and 2013.  He will report to Steve Fisher, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer.

“John has demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing our IT organization while continuing to position IT as a strategic asset and business driver.  I am confident that, as CIO, he will continue to advance Entercom strategic platforms and strategies,” said Steve Fisher, EVP/CFO.

Graefe added, “I am excited for the opportunity to continue leading the IT team at Entercom and further advancing our initiatives in analytics and business intelligence.   This will continue to enhance Entercom’s position as a leading broadcasting and marketing solutions company.”

Graefe joined Entercom in 2002 as the director of Corporate Information Technology.  Prior to joining Entercom, he held IT leadership roles with Exelon, a national energy provider, and Bechtel, a global engineering and project management company.

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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, 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 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.

 

Z104 Gets “HAPPY” Pharrell Williams Headlines SHAGGFEST on June 7th

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Williams Who Grew Up Listening to Z104 Will Perform His First Concert in Virginia since 2008

NORFOLK, VA – Pharrell Williams will headline WNVZ Z104’s 3rd Annual ShaggFest on June 7th at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach. Featuring both national and local artists, in three short years, ShaggFest has become one of the biggest music festivals in the country. Headlining ShaggFest is a homecoming for Pharrell, who grew up listening to Z104.

Pharrell, a multiple Grammy-winning musician, is one of the biggest forces in music, fashion, and music production today. Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” are just two of Pharrell’s recent mega collaborations. His current album G I R L, featuring his hit single “HAPPY”, is currently #1 in the country.

“ShaggFest is homegrown in Virginia Beach, just like Pharrell, and we are delighted that Pharrell decided to make everyone “HAPPY” in Hampton Roads,” said Bennett Zier, Entercom Norfolk GM/Vice President. Brandon “Shaggy” Stokes, the Music Director/Morning Show Host for Z104 added, “Pharrell and I go way back, and I can’t be happier to have my friend perform at our 2014 ShaggFest. Z104 is the perfect station to welcome Pharrell back home.”

Z104 is partnering with Live Nation for ShaggFest 2014. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 21, and doors will open at 8am on Saturday, June 7. All next week, Z104 will be giving away chances to win FREE tickets before they go on sale to the public. For the latest information on Z104’s 3rd Annual ShaggFest, visit www.Z104.com and follow us @Z104fm on Twitter and at Z104Fans on Facebook.

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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, 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 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.

Entercom Announces Mark LaNeve Has Joined its Board of Directors

Bala Cynwyd, PA — Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) announced today that Mark LaNeve has joined its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. LaNeve has served since 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of WPP’s Global Team Ford, an agency that serves as the marketing and advertising partner to Ford and Lincoln businesses globally. Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Allstate Insurance Company, where he led the sales and marketing business and introduced the highly acclaimed “Mayhem” campaign.MarkaNeve_1121

Mr. LaNeve also served as General Manager of the Cadillac brand for General Motors. Under his leadership, Cadillac saw a renaissance and Mr. LaNeve was named “Grand Marketer of the Year” by Brandweek magazine in 2003 for his work. Before joining GM, LaNeve was CEO of Volvo Cars North America, where he helped lead a resurgence of the brand into the premium space of the US market and was heavily involved in the integration of Volvo with Ford, which purchased the brand in 1999.

“Mark LaNeve is a tremendous addition to Entercom’s Board of Directors. He has led some of America’s most iconic brands and ad campaigns. He will bring a new and fresh perspective to the Entercom board,” said Entercom President and CEO David Field.

“I am honored to join the Entercom board, serve shareholders and work with this exceptional team,” said Mark LaNeve.

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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, 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 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.

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Stacy Cunningham Named Operations Manager for Entercom San Francisco

San Francisco, CA — Entercom Communications announced that Stacy Cunningham has been hired as Operations Manager for their San Francisco cluster. “Stacy has been instrumental in re-tooling KBLX’s music mix and repositioning a heritage brand for success. She has taken a leadership role and facilitated a positive working partnership between programming and sales, helping us deliver results for our clients,” said Steve DiNardo, Entercom San Francisco Vice President/Market Manager.  2636_1122195863266_2336701_n

“I’m excited for this new role of Operations Manager for Entercom San Francisco and continuing to work with amazing these heritage brands. Our brands have power, reach and momentum and I’m looking forward to seeing their continued growth in 2014,” said Stacy Cunningham.  “Entercom San Francisco has one of the most talented programmers, sales managers and staff, led by Steve DiNardo, and I’m honored at the opportunity to take a greater leadership role with this powerful cluster.”

Cunningham has been with Entercom since 2012, first as Program Director of KBLX and then as Director of Marketing for Entercom San Francisco.  Prior to joining Entercom, Cunningham, who has nearly 13 years of San Francisco radio market experience, served for 9 years with Clear Channel Radio as Program and Promotions Director for varies stations such as KMEL, KIOI and KISQ.  A search for a new Marketing Director will begin immediately. Cunningham will continue to oversee the Promotions and Marketing team, until the position has been filled.

Entercom Communications operates four San Francisco area radio stations: 96.5 KOIT-FM; 98.5/102.1 Classic Rock KFOX; 95.7 The GAME, the Bay Area’s only FM sports station; and R&B 102.9, The New KBLX.

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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, 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 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.

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Alice’s 36 Hours for Kids Raises Record Breaking $1.87 Million for Children’s Hospital Colorado

Sick Colorado Kids Benefit from Generous Donors

Aurora, CO (February 14, 2014) – KALC Alice 105.9’s 36 Hours for Kids Radiothon raised a record breaking $1.87 million for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado. The three-day radiothon kicked off at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12th and wrapped up on Friday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m. The record-breaking fundraiser continues to keep Colorado as one of the top Children’s Miracle Network radiothons in the country. Alice

For three days, Alice’s on-air talent broke away from regular programming to interview past and present patients of the hospital, play audio montages of children’s life-altering and inspirational stories and solicit their listenership to make a donation. Thousands of listeners became “Miracle Makers,” choosing to give $15 a month for a year.

In the thirteen years that Alice 105.9 has teamed up with The Children’s Miracle Network, more than $14 million dollars has been raised for Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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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, 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 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.

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Entercom Denver Reducing Their Carbon Foot Print

To help cut down on their carbon foot print Entercom Denver has invested in bikes that employees can borrow for lunch, errands, even exercise. With their office located near so many restaurants and parks the bikes are being put to good use and helping making Denver a little greener in the process. Entercom Denver has also BEEN a past sponsor of Denver’s Bike to Work Day, a grassroots effort by cities, counties, transportation planners, community organizations and others across the state to educate commuters about the benefits of using two wheels to get to work.

 

Steve DiNardo Named Vice-President/Market Manager for Entercom San Francisco

San Francisco, CA — Entercom Communications announced that Steve DiNardo has been hired as the new Vice-President and Market Manager for their San Francisco cluster. “After a nationwide search, the best choice was right in front of us,” said Weezie Kramer, Entercom’s Station Group President.  

“I am proud to promote Steve DiNardo from within. Steve and the entire San Francisco team achieved market-leading results in Q4 and have set a blistering pace for 2014. Under Steve’s leadership, I know Entercom will continue to be one of the media leaders in the market,” added Kramer.

“I’m thrilled to take on the Market Manager role for Entercom in San Francisco. Our heritage brands and innovative staff make this opportunity a dream come true. Entercom’s entrepreneurial spirit and corporate resources give us everything we need to grow our audience engagement as well as the revenues that follow,” said Steve DiNardo.

DiNardo has been with Entercom since 2012, first as General Sales Manager of KOIT and then rising to Vice-President of Sales for the cluster. Prior to joining Entercom, DiNardo, who has nearly 20 years of San Francisco radio market experience, served for 15 years as a Vice President/General Manager with CBS Radio.

DiNardo was also the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Admissions for Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, and he served as President of the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Society of Television, Advertising, and Radio and the Northern California Broadcasters Association.

Entercom Communications operates four San Francisco area radio stations: 96.5 KOIT-FM; 98.5/102.1 Classic Rock KFOX; 95.7 The GAME, the Bay Area’s only FM sports station; and R&B 102.9, The New KBLX.

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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, 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 and again in 2013, Entercom was named one of the top 500 technology innovators in the United States by InformationWeek.