Entercom Launches “I’m Listening” Campaign for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

Campaign Features Medical Experts and Artists, Including Metallica, Krist Novoselic, Logic, Halsey, David Draiman and Gary Allan

A Live On-Air Special Will Be Broadcast on all Entercom Platforms on World Suicide Prevention Day, Sunday, September 10th

BALA CYNWYD, PA – SEPTEMBER 5th, 2017 – Entercom has announced today the launch of the “I’m Listening” campaign for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The campaign includes a two-hour on-air special that will be broadcast live from Seattle on World Suicide Prevention Day, Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. CT / 8:00 a.m. MT / 7:00 a.m. PT across all Entercom platforms, a first in the company’s history. Additionally, the campaign includes suicide prevention PSAs, on-air promos and live conversation airing on Entercom stations beginning today.

The two-hour live special will focus on personal stories from artists and celebrities while offering help and resources to listeners via a live call-in option. The conversation will be led by BJ Shea, Entercom Seattle KISW-FM on-air personality, and will feature guests such as Christine Moutier, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Dr. Ursula Whiteside, clinical psychologist, CEO of NowMattersNow.org.

Musicians and celebrities connected to the cause are coming together to help end the stigma connected to talking about mental health. The personalities scheduled to appear during the special program include Metallica; Sarah Barthel, Phantogram; Krist Novoselic, Nirvana; Logic; William DuVall, Alice In Chains; Halsey; Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit; David Draiman, Disturbed; LeRoy Butler, former NFL player for the Green Bay Packers; Kristen Carney, Mentally Ch(ill) Podcast; James Arthur; Gary Allan; Khalid; Jack Antonoff, Bleachers; Justin Furstenfeld, Blue October; and legendary music producer Bob Ezrin; among others.

“No matter who you are, you have a powerful role to play in preventing suicide. We’re at a point in time where so many people, including celebrities and musicians, have opened up about their experience with mental health or their loss to suicide. That brave act of opening up about mental health challenges has helped to shape the culture. Now it’s time to deepen our knowledge and learn what to do if you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one. The ability each of us has to make people in our lives feel valued can’t be underestimated,” said Dr. Christine Moutier, AFSP Chief Medical Officer.

The topics to be discussed during the special include what all of us can do to prevent suicide, how to talk to friends and family about mental health and suicide, what to do if you or someone you know is struggling with depression, how to get involved in suicide prevention in your local community and where to go to learn more about the cause.

“Like so many millions of people, my family has dealt with mental illness. Until very recently, most people kept quiet about the experience,” said Pat Paxton, President of Programming, Entercom. “‘I’m Listening’ aims to end the stigma of talking about mental health and is the result of all of our stations uniting to offer hope to those affected and the friends and family supporting them. As a media broadcaster, we know that talk saves lives and that is exactly what this show is about – saving lives.”

“Through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we know that everyone has a role to play,” said Logic. “I am so proud to partner with Entercom on a national scale, and I hope that among other things, my song ‘1.800.273-8255’ will help end the stigma of talking about mental health. Radio, quite literally, can save lives.”

“Mental health and suicide prevention is a critical topic, and I am glad to partner with Entercom and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on the ‘I’m Listening’ campaign,” said Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit. “This is a universal issue that does not exclude a single living person, and we need to come together to create awareness.”

“Since the loss of my oldest son to suicide, mental health and mental illness issues have been very close to my heart,” said Bob Ezrin. “We need to speak openly and honestly about these issues so that it becomes natural for people who are suffering to reach out for help.”

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five adults in the U.S., or 43.8 million people experience mental illness in a given year, and one in five youths aged 13–18 years old experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. We know from the CDC that suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the only one in the top ten that is on the rise. Among those aged 10-24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. Mental health affects everyone regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

For more information about the campaign, please visit www.ImListening.org. For additional assets, click here for photos and here for videos. Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #ImListening.

If someone you know is going through a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

CONTACT:
Esther-Mireya Tejeda
Entercom Communications
610-822-0861
Esther-Mireya.Tejeda@entercom.com
@EntercomPR

About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

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Entercom Names Chris Wegmann as Vice President, Market Manager for Entercom New Orleans

Chris Wegmann

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 22, 2017 – Entercom today announced the appointment of Chris Wegmann as Vice President and Market Manager for Entercom New Orleans, overseeing WWL AM/FM, Magic 101.9 (WLMG-FM), 95.7 The Bayou (WKBU-FM), B97 (WEZB-FM), Hot 103.7 (WWWL-AM), and The New Orleans Saints Radio Network. Wegmann is a radio veteran with 40 years of experience managing stations in markets including New Orleans, Austin, Pittsburgh, Houston and Atlanta. Prior to joining Entercom, Wegmann served as President of the Radio Division of Radio One.

“I am excited to have someone of Chris’s background joining Entercom in New Orleans,” said Michael Doyle, Regional President, Entercom. “He started his career in New Orleans, and is returning with an impressive resume of success in our industry.”

Wegmann is a New Orleans native and began his career at WBOK–AM, an R&B station, later moving to WWIW-AM, Music of Your life, as General Manager. Wegmann also worked with Dick Oppenheimer’s Signature Broadcasting as General Manager of K98 KHFI-FM in both Austin and McAllen, Texas as well as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wegmann was Regional Vice-President for Gulf Star and Clear Channel, overseeing five markets including New Orleans.  In 2001, Wegmann joined Cox Radio in Houston and subsequently was promoted to run the WSB flagship cluster in Atlanta, Georgia.

Wegmann holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University New Orleans. He is past member of Nielsen Audio’s Radio Advisory Board and is a past board member for numerous state broadcaster associations including Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC.

CONTACT:
Esther-Mireya Tejeda
Entercom Communications Corp.
610.822.0861
Esther-Mireya.Tejeda@entercom.com
@EntercomPR

 About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite.  Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

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Entercom and DGital Media Announce Investment and Strategic Partnership

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 3, 2017 – Entercom Communications Corp., the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., and DGital Media Inc., a leading creator of premium, personality-based podcasts and other on-demand audio content, today announced an investment and strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, Entercom purchased a 45 percent stake in DGital Media.

In addition to the investment, Entercom will provide DGital Media with significant annual marketing and promotional support across its nationwide broadcast radio platform, including 126 top rated radio stations in 28 markets coast to coast. Furthermore, Entercom and DGital Media entered into a multi-year services agreement under which DGital Media will dedicate significant resources to create world-class, original on-demand audio content leveraging Entercom’s deep roster of local talent and relationships in the world of sports, news, politics, music, comedy, and technology. DGital Media will also serve as Entercom’s exclusive third-party ad sales representative for all of its podcasts and other on-demand audio.

Podcast consumption continues to grow rapidly in the U.S., and according to The Infinite Dial from Edison Research, 67 million Americans or 24 percent of people ages 12 and up listened to a podcast in the past month. According to a new report from the IAB, in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers US, podcast ad revenue has grown by 85 percent this year and is on track to reach more than $220 million in 2017.

“We are delighted to enter into this important relationship with DGital Media that enables us to partner with the premier on-demand audio content company in the U.S. and will scale our capabilities in this rapidly growing space,” said David Field, President and Chief Executive Officer, Entercom. “Upon close of our CBS Radio merger, Entercom will be the clear leader in creating original audio content and we are committed to reaching our listeners in any way they wish to engage with us, whether through live over-the-air broadcasts, streaming audio, on-demand audio or in-person events and experiences. DGital Media has an impressive track record of developing and producing podcasts and growing audiences for their content partners. This partnership will strategically enhance our ability to deliver compelling audio to the public, wherever and whenever they please.”

“We see Entercom as the perfect catalyst for the next phase of our growth,” said Spencer Brown, Chief Executive Officer, DGital Media. “As the leading creator of live, original audio content in sports, news, and music, Entercom offers DGital Media access to a national audio platform that will accelerate the development of our audience engagement efforts. This strategic investment helps us extend the reach of our partners and build their audiences across the audio landscape.”

Richard A. Foreman Associates, Inc. acted as a financial adviser to DGital Media for this transaction.

CONTACTS:
Esther-Mireya Tejeda
Entercom Communications
610-822-0861
Esther-Mireya.Tejeda@entercom.com
@EntercomPR

Josefina Francis
DGital Media
212-680-0151
josefina@dgitalmedia.com
@dgitalmedia

About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach   Digital   product   suite.    Learn   more   about   Philadelphia-based   Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

About DGital Media Inc.
DGital Media (www.DGitalMedia.com) is the leading creator of premium, on-demand audio entertainment in sports, business, tech, politics, comedy and news. The company creates, distributes, markets and monetizes high-quality audio content across a wide range of media outlets. DGital Media is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Entercom New Orleans’ Vice President and Market Manager Chris Claus to Retire August 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA – AUGUST 2, 2017 – Entercom today announced that Chris Claus will retire after 10 years of service as Vice President and Market Manager for the New Orleans cluster, effective August 31, 2017.

The 35 year broadcasting veteran joined Entercom in 2007. During his time with the company, he has been an exceptional contributor to the cluster not only for his extensive News, Talk and Sports experience but also his deep ties to the community in New Orleans.

“Chris Claus has provided tremendous leadership to Entercom New Orleans and to the good people of Louisiana over the past 10 years. Chris championed New Orleans during the critical post Katrina period, during Hurricane Gustav in 2008 and throughout the Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil spill in 2010,” said Deborah Kane, President of Sales, Entercom. “Chris’ engaging style of management, his unwavering professionalism and his heart has made an indelible imprint on Entercom employees and the community at large.”

“For nearly a decade, Chris has been a leader for both our company, and for the community in New Orleans,” added Michael Doyle, Regional President, Entercom. “He has been involved with our listeners, our customers and many causes that represent the best of who we want to be as broadcasters. His leadership and his personal integrity will be missed.”

“I am grateful for these 10 years in the New Orleans cluster working with exceptional colleagues and being a part of this great community,” said Chris Claus. “I had a wonderful experience and now I look forward to spending time with my family.”

Prior to joining Entercom, Claus served as Vice President and General Manager for stations in San Diego (KJQY-FM), Los Angeles (KFWB-AM and KTWV-FM) and Philadelphia (WPHT-AM and WOGL-FM).

CONTACT:
Esther-Mireya Tejeda
Entercom Communications
610-822-0861
Esther-mireya.tejeda@entercom.com
@EntercomPR

 About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite.  Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

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Entercom Portland Appoints Bill Ashenden as Vice President and Market Manager

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NEW YORK – JUNE 13, 2017 – Entercom today announced that Bill Ashenden is joining the Portland cluster as the Vice President and Market Manager for Entercom Portland effective July 10th, 2017. Ashenden previously served as the Market Manager and General Manager for BiCoastal Media in Medford, Oregon.

“Bill impressed us not only with his deep knowledge of the Portland market and the radio business overall, but also with his experience in developing people and long term client relationships,” said Michael Doyle, Regional President of Entercom.

Ashenden is a 30 year veteran of the radio business with a particular focus on the Portland area and has worked with radio broadcasters including Alpha Broadcasting, Rose City Radio, Great American Broadcasters, and most recently BiCoastal Media. He is a graduate of the University of Portland and served as president on the board of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters for three years.

“I look forward to working with the best team and the best brands in Portland to deliver outstanding results for our customers,” said Ashenden.

Entercom Portland operates 7 radio brands that reach over 1.3 million listeners each week.  Brands include Classic Rock KGON-FM, Sports Talk KFXX-AM and KMTT-AM, Hot Adult Contemporary KRSK-FM, Country KWJJ-FM, Alternative KNRK-FM and Adult Contemporary KYCH-FM.  Additionally, Entercom Portland offers digital marketing services through Smart Reach Digital including display advertising, SEM and SEO, social media marketing and video production.  The cluster is also one of the leading operators of local events in the Portland area.

CONTACT:
Esther-Mireya Tejeda
Entercom Communications
610 822-0861
Esther-mireya.tejeda@entercom.com
@EntercomPR

About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite.  Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

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Entercom and Westwood One Partner to Syndicate Seattle’s 99.9 KISW-FM Show “The Men’s Room”

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SEATTLE, WA and NEW YORK, NY – May 3, 2017 Entercom Communications and Westwood One announced today a new partnership to nationally syndicate The Men’s Room, the No. 1 afternoon show in Seattle across all key adult and male demographics*. The program currently airs weekdays on 99.9 KISW-FM, The Rock of Seattle, from 2 pm. to 6 pm PT. Westwood One will roll out syndication to stations nationwide and represent ad sales. The show will launch nationally on June 5, 2017.

The Men’s Room was born one evening in a dark bar during an argument over tater tots in 2004. The hosts, Miles Montgomery, Steve “The Thrill” Hill and Thee Ted Smith, as well as producers Robin Foxx and Mike Hawk joined forces to create a radio show to entertain audiences with no-holds barred, no-topic-off-limits conversation, laughter and anecdotes.

“We couldn’t be happier. From the start, we’ve always wanted to have fun doing a show where everyone was invited, and now we can extend the invite with Westwood One,” said Steve “The Thrill” Hill and Miles Montgomery, co-hosts of The Men’s Room. “We’re pretty excited. This is the perfect partnership.”

“For 51 consecutive books*, The Men’s Room has been No. 1,” said Suzanne Grimes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. “Our partnership will extend this impressive performance coast to coast. We are excited to welcome The Men’s Room to our national audience of listeners and advertisers.”

“These guys have put a lot of effort for the last 13 years into dominating Seattle’s cluster,” said Dave Richards, Vice President of Programming and Operations, Entercom Seattle. “They have earned the opportunity to dominate coast to coast with a great partnership between Entercom and Westwood One”.

The popular show also launched a beer brand in 2010 with great success. Three types of beer are available: Men’s Room Original Red, the flagship beer; Men’s Room Gold, a light ale for the summer; and Men’s Room Black, the winter beer. The beers are currently available in over 3,800 locations nationwide. For seven years, over 600 thousand dollars of sales from The Men’s Room Elysian Beer products have been donated to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and JBLM Fisher Houses in Washington State.

For more information about the show, please visit www.kisw.com/shows/mens-room. Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Interested stations can contact Neal Bird at nbird@westwoodone.com  or (310) 840-4207 or Neal Weiner at (206) 706-1373 or nweiner@westwoodone.com.

*Source: Nielsen Audio, The Men’s Room, Seattle KISW-FM 99.9 The Rock, M-F 2 p.m.-6 p.m., surveys in all of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and up to March 2017 ranked No.1 in 54 of 55 surveys among Men 18-34, No. 1 in 55 of 55 surveys among Men 18-49 and 25-54; No.1 in 51 of 55 surveys among Adults 18-49; and No.1 in 53 of 55 surveys among Adults 25-54.

CONTACT:
Brian Thorpe
Entercom Seattle
206-577-2561
bthorpe@entercom.com
@999KISW | @EntercomPR

Jana Polsky
Westwood One
212-641-2101
jpolsky@westwoodone.com

About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite.  Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

Entercom Names Mike Dee as President of Entercom Sports

 

Mike DeePHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 2, 2017 – Entercom Communications today announced the appointment of Mike Dee as President of Entercom Sports, a newly developed position focused on creating value for the company’s sports business enterprise.  Dee, who most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer for the San Diego Padres, will be based in Philadelphia and will report to David Field, President and Chief Executive Officer at Entercom. Previously, Dee served as President and CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium, and before that he was Chief Operating Officer of the Boston Red Sox.

Dee will be leading Entercom’s robust sports business with a focus on revenue development from national sales and marketing programs, new platform opportunities, key partnerships, expanded sports distribution, direct-to-consumer offerings and other entrepreneurial initiatives at the national level.  He will be responsible for elevating Entercom’s position as a leading sports media partner in support of the company’s expansive suite of local sports radio stations and personalities and sports play-by-play relationships.

“Mike is a highly talented and accomplished executive with over 20 years of leadership experience with some of the most respected organizations in the world of sports,” said David Field.  “The creation of this new role underscores our commitment to leveraging our sports platforms to compete more effectively with other media as we drive new opportunities and expand our customer base. Mike is uniquely equipped to help us develop cohesive national opportunities across sports and we are delighted to welcome him onboard.”

“I am thrilled to join Entercom during this exciting time in the company’s history,” said Mike Dee. “I look forward to building on Entercom’s terrific footprint of outstanding sports properties to deliver the maximum ROI for the company and our stakeholders.”

In his most recent role as the President and CEO of the San Diego Padres, Dee led the efforts to revamp the organization’s baseball operations strategy, oversaw ownership’s commitment to renovate and improve Petco Park, spearheaded the club’s successful bid for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game and transformed Petco Park into a year-round facility with a wide range of events beyond Padres baseball.  Previously, Dee served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Boston Red Sox, setting franchise records for attendance and revenue, including an MLB record consecutive sellout streak.  Dee also served as the President and CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium.  During his tenure, Dee consummated a naming rights agreement with Sun Life and managed one of the busiest football venues in the country with the Dolphins, University of Miami and Orange Bowl as anchor tenants and presided over Sun Life Stadium hosting Super Bowl XLIV in 2012.  Dee is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College where he currently serves on the advisory board.

CONTACT:
Esther-Mireya Tejeda
Entercom Communications Corp.
610.822.0861
Esther-Mireya.Tejeda@entercom.com
@EntercomPR

About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite.  Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

Entercom Charlotte Honors WBT 1110 AM’s 95th Anniversary

WBT Announces Induction of On Air Personality John Hancock into the WBT Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, NC – APRIL 10, 2017 – Today, Entercom Charlotte celebrated the 95th anniversary of WBT 1110 AM.  The anniversary commemorated the station’s long history as Charlotte’s leading news talk destination and included the induction announcement of Ray Gooding, Henry Boggan and John Hancock into the WBT Hall of Fame. The station also aired special programming highlighting key moments in WBT 1110 AM’s 95 year history.

WBT Hall of Fame inductee, John Hancock, joined WBT 1110 AM in 1990 as ‘Charlotte’s Most Beloved’.  Hancock is a passionate community leader and raises awareness and funds for community issues through his annual Pancake Breakfast and Bike Drive events as well as his continued partnership with the Kid’s First Charity.  He is well known for his annual Father’s Day program and is a celebrated member of the Charlotte community and one of the most respected on air personalities in the city.  Hancock is currently on air weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on WBT 1110 AM.  His reaction to the induction announcement was captured live on air today during his show’s special one hour segment focused on the history of the WBT Hall of Fame with Bo Thompson, Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Garrison.

Another WBT Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Gooding, was one of the first African American on air personalities in Charlotte.  He began his career in 1960 and joined WBT 1110 AM in 1971 as the host of the “The Sunday Night Hall of Fame”.  In addition to hosting the Sunday night music show for 24 years, Gooding also served as WBT’s director of public affairs for over 10 years.  His “Penny Pitch” charity raised funds for underprivileged children in the Charlotte area.  Gooding passed away in 2007 leaving behind a legacy in the world of Charlotte radio.

Henry Boggan, the third WBT Hall of Fame inductee announced, joined WBT 1110 AM in 1979 as the host of the nighttime talk show “Hello Henry”.  Boggan featured celebrities and special guests as well as listeners from the local community and became a staple in the city of Charlotte.  His program was on air for 17 years until Boggan’s retirement in 1996.  He is a celebrated figure in Charlotte radio and a beloved member of the community.

The WBT Hall of Fame was inaugurated in 1997 at the mark of WBT 1110 AM’s 75th anniversary with the induction of Charles Crutchfield, the stations’ general manager, program director and on-air talent who is also recognized for setting a standard in early American radio.  Since 1997, the WBT Hall of Fame inducts new members every 5 years, including legendary radio recording artist Loonis McGlohon and radio pioneer Grady Cole in 2002, nationally recognized musicians “The Briarhoppers”, morning show on air veteran Ty Boyd, and extraordinary guitarist Arthur Smith in 2007, and longtime midday on air host H.A. Thompson in 2012. The WBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Foundation for the Carolinas in Uptown Charlotte.

The station commemorated the 95th year anniversary with a day-long programming special that included on air vignettes playing throwback audio clips, guest appearances from former on air personalities and community influencers, and live call-ins from listeners sharing their personal experiences and memories with WBT 1110AM.  The anniversary programming also included a special one-hour commercial free segment hosted by John Hancock, Bo Thompson, Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Garrison focused on the history of the WBT Hall of Fame and the announcement of this year’s inductees Gooding, Boggan and Hancock.

The City of Charlotte honored the 95 year heritage and contributions of WBT 1110 AM by changing the lights of the Wells Fargo Duke Energy Center to blue, red and white in commemoration of the WBT station logo.

Listeners can share their WBT memories via social media using the hashtag #WBT95.

CONTACT:
Esther-Mireya Tejeda
Entercom Communications Corp.
610.822.0861
Esther-Mireya.Tejeda@entercom.com
@EntercomPR

About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite.  Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

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Entercom Names Richard J. Schmaeling as Chief Financial Officer

BALA CYNWYD, PA – March 22, 2017 – Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) today announced that it has appointed Richard J. Schmaeling as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 18, 2017. Mr. Schmaeling will report to David J. Field, Entercom President and Chief Executive Officer, and will succeed Steve Fisher, who will step down on April 30, 2017, as previously announced. Mr. Fisher will continue to assist with the CBS Radio integration through January 2018.

Mr. Schmaeling brings deep media expertise and more than 30 years of finance and leadership experience to Entercom. Within the media industry, Mr. Schmaeling held the role of CFO at LIN Media (NYSE: LIN), a local TV and digital media provider serving 23 markets and approximately 10% of U.S. households, from 2008 until its acquisition by Media General in December 2014. Prior to joining LIN Media, Mr. Schmaeling served as Vice President, Finance at Dow Jones, where he oversaw nine business units and held key operational finance responsibilities. Most recently, Mr. Schmaeling served as CFO at Travel Leaders Group, the largest travel agency company in the United States, with over $20 billion of annual gross billings and more than 40,000 travel agents globally.

“Rich is a proven leader with an excellent track record and outstanding reputation as a public company CFO,” said Mr. Field. “His breadth of experience and hands-on leadership of successful integrations for the LIN Media/Media General and News Corp/Dow Jones mergers make him an ideal choice as we join forces with CBS Radio and position ourselves for a dynamic future. I am thrilled to welcome Rich to Entercom.”

Mr. Field continued, “I also want to reiterate my thanks and appreciation to Steve Fisher for his dedication to Entercom over the past 18 years and the outstanding role he has played in our growth and success. We are grateful for all of his contributions.”

Mr. Schmaeling commented, “I am excited to join Entercom at this pivotal time in the Company’s history and to help drive the next era of Entercom’s growth. I look forward to working with David and the team as we complete and realize the full benefits of the CBS Radio transaction and position Entercom to better serve listeners and advertisers while creating significant value for shareholders.”

Mr. Schmaeling began his career at Arthur Andersen in the audit and business advisory practice. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this report are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements usually relate to future events and anticipated revenues, earnings, cash flows or other aspects of our operations or operating results. Forward-looking statements are often identified by the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “intend,” “foresee,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “may,” “estimate,” “outlook” and similar expressions, including the negative thereof. The absence of these words, however, does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, beliefs and assumptions concerning future developments and business conditions and their potential effect on us. While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we anticipate.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, failure to obtain applicable regulatory or stockholder approvals in a timely manner or otherwise; failure to satisfy other closing conditions to the proposed combination with CBS Radio (as defined below); risks associated with tax liabilities, or changes in U.S. federal tax laws or interpretations to which they are subject; risks that the new businesses will not be integrated successfully or that the combined companies will not realize estimated cost savings, value of certain tax assets, synergies and growth or that such benefits may take longer to realize than expected; failure to realize anticipated benefits of the combined operations; risks relating to unanticipated costs of integration; the potential impact of announcement or consummation of the proposed transaction on relationships with third parties, including advertiser clients, employees and competitors; a decline in advertising revenue and the seasonality of advertising revenue; intense competition in the broadcast radio and media distribution industries; impact on advertising rates and revenues due to technological changes and failure to timely or appropriately respond to such changes; ability to attract new and retain existing advertiser clients in the manner anticipated; increases in or new royalties; high fixed costs; ability to hire and retain key personnel; failure to protect our intellectual property; availability of sources of funding on favorable terms or at all; changes in legislation or governmental regulations affecting the companies; economic, social or political conditions that could adversely affect the companies or their advertiser clients; conditions in the credit markets; and risks associated with assumptions the parties make in connection with the parties’ critical accounting estimates and legal proceedings.

All of our forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties (some of which are significant or beyond our control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect the parties’ businesses, including those described in the Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) by Entercom Communications Corp. (“Entercom”) and CBS Corporation (“CBS”) (to the extent they relate to CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries (“CBS Radio”)). We wish to caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any of our forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote in any jurisdiction pursuant to the proposed transactions or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act. Subject to certain exceptions to be approved by the relevant regulators or certain facts to be ascertained, the public offer will not be made directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of such jurisdiction, or by use of the mails or by any means or instrumentality (including without limitation, facsimile transmission, telephone and the internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a national securities exchange, of any such jurisdiction.

Additional Information

 Important Additional Information Will be Filed with the SEC

Entercom will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 that will constitute a prospectus of Entercom as well as a proxy statement of Entercom (the “proxy statement/prospectus”), CBS will file with the SEC a Schedule TO with respect to the proposed exchange offer and CBS Radio will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-1, Form S-4 and/or Form 10 that will include a prospectus of CBS Radio (together with the proxy statement/prospectus and the Schedule TO, the “Disclosure Documents”). INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS, AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC, IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ENTERCOM, CBS, CBS RADIO, THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS AND RELATED MATTERS.  Investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the Disclosure Documents and other documents filed with the SEC by the parties through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.  In addition, investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the Disclosure Documents and other documents filed with the SEC on Entercom’s website at www.entercom.com (for documents filed with the SEC by Entercom) or on CBS’s website at www.cbs.com (for documents filed with the SEC by CBS).

Participants in the Solicitation

Entercom, CBS, CBS Radio and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Entercom in respect of the proposed transactions contemplated by the definitive proxy statement/prospectus. Information regarding the persons who are, under the rules of the SEC, participants in the solicitation of the stockholders of Entercom in connection with the proposed transactions, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC. Information regarding Entercom’s and CBS’s directors and executive officers is contained in Entercom’s and CBS’s respective Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and their Proxy Statements on Schedule 14A, filed on March 17, 2017 and April 15, 2016, respectively, which have been filed with the SEC and can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

Media and Investor Contact:
Liz Zale
Sard Verbinnen & Co.
(212) 687-8080
lzale@sardverb.com

About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the United States, reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities. Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).