The company will retain the Entercom name following the merger and be led by current Entercom President and CEO David Field. CBS Radio President Andre Fernandez will exit once the deal closes. It will be based in Philadelphia with a nine member Board of Directors. Five of the board members will be current Entercom directors and four to be nominated by CBS Radio.
Entercom will become the second largest group owner with 244 stations upon closing of the deal. There will likely need to be spin-offs in multiple markets where both companies currently operate including Boston, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.
In Chicago, CBS owns WXRT, WSCR, WJMK, WBBM-AM & their FM simulcast partner, WBBM-FM, and WUSN-FM. These stations have been CBS stations since the company merged with Infinity broadcasting at the turn of the century. Entercom currently doesn't own any Chicago stations.
One of the bigshots in the Entercom family is my old general manager from WJMK, Weezie Kramer.