Entercom Announces “Sing Like” Brad Paisley Winner – Ryan Ainsworth of Rochester

Bala Cynwyd, PA — Entercom Communications Corp. has announced that Ryan Ainsworth has won its “Sing Like” Brad Paisley Contest.  Entercom received hundreds of entries and nearly 700,000 online votes during the four-week-long contest.

The Sing Like Brad Paisley contest was held among Entercom’s country music stations in Greensboro, NC; Kansas City, KS/MO; Portland, OR; Rochester, NY; Seattle, WA; and Wilkes-Barre, PA.  To view Ryan’s winning entry, click www.SingLikeBradPaisley.com.

“Entercom’s ‘Sing Like’ series once again was a tremendous success.  The strength of our brands and their unique fan engagement was evident throughout this competition, and is another testament to the power of local radio,” said Pat Paxton, Entercom Senior Vice-President for Programming.  

“I can’t thank WBEE 92.5 Wolf and Entercom enough,” said winner Ryan Ainsworth.  “Thanks to everyone who voted for me, and thanks to the judges who are giving me an amazing opportunity.  The longer I’ve been in this business, the more I realize that no one ‘makes it’ on their own—this just may be my opportunity.  The chance to sing live with Brad in concert will be an amazing thrill, I don’t know yet if I’m more excited or frightened.  Also, the chance to sit down with executives from Sony Music will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to show case my talents.” 

Ryan’s Ultimate Brad Paisley Fan Experience includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for two (2) and two-night hotel accommodations for two (2) to one of the stops on Brad Paisley’s 2013 U.S. Tour.
  • A pair of tickets to see Brad Paisley perform live in concert, including a private meet and greet with Brad.
  • The opportunity to join Brad Paisley live during that concert and sing with him on stage.
  • A meeting with Sony Music executives.

“Ryan has an engaging voice and an easy, confident delivery.  When he flipped into his falsetto and nailed it, I knew we had a winner,” said Brian Mansfield, Nashville correspondent for USA TODAY.  Mansfield was one of the three industry judges for the competition.

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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 is also 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 Hornets, 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.

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