Entercom Communications Corporation is a publicly traded American broadcasting company and radio network based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1968, it is the second largest radio company in the United States, owning 235 radio stations across 48 media markets. In November 2017, Entercom merged with CBS Radio. Joseph M. Field founded Entercom on October 21, 1968, on the conviction that FM broadcasting in its infancy, would surpass AM broadcasting as the leading radio band. During the 1990s, the Federal Communications Commission's regulations on the ownership of multiple radio stations were eased, beginning with the introduction of duopoly rules, which allowed a company to own two stations in each radio market. Entercom took advantage of the change to expand its presence in the markets where it operated. In April 1995, the company paid $24.5 million for three stations in Portland, acquiring KGON, a classic rock station. In January 1999, Entercom went public in an IPO. In July 1999, the company purchased 43 radio stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group for $821.5 million in cash.
It was Entercom's largest deal to date. The deal included stations in eight markets, Kansas City, MO.. The deal more than doubled both the number of stations under the company's control, the number of markets in which it had stations; the acquisition made Entercom the fifth-largest radio broadcaster in the United States, with 88 stations in 17 markets. That year, Entercom announced that it would direct its radio stations not to play songs that promoted violence. On August 21, 2006, Entercom agreed to buy 15 mid-market stations from CBS Radio. Locations included Austin, TX. However, due to ownership limitations set by the FCC, Entercom had to sell off three of its stations in the Rochester market. Shortly after the transaction, the company exited the Cincinnati market by trading all four of its stations in Cincinnati and three of its stations in Seattle in exchange for three stations in San Francisco in a deal with Bonneville Broadcasting. A year Entercom was investigated for payola and fined $4.45 million by the FCC.
In 2007, Entercom station KDND was sued after a participant in a "Hold Your Wee For a Wii" contest held by the station's morning show died of water intoxication. In May 2014, Entercom announced its launch of SmartReach Digital product line focused on creating digital marketing options for small and medium businesses. On December 8, 2014, Entercom announced its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media for $105 million. To comply with FCC ownership limits in the Denver market and DOJ antitrust concerns, Entercom entered into an exchange agreement with Bonneville under which Entercom exchanged four stations in Denver for Classic Rock station KSWD in Los Angeles and $5 million in additional consideration; the stations Entercom exchanged with Bonneville were KOSI-FM, KYGO-FM, KKFN-FM and KEPN-AM. Entercom owned KOSI-FM, while the remaining stations were acquired through the acquisition of LFM. Entercom and Bonneville began operating the exchanged stations under time brokerage agreement once the LFM transaction was completed.
In November 2015, the swap deal was closed successfully. In October 2016, Entercom announced that it would acquire four radio stations in Charlotte, North Carolina, from Beasley Broadcast Group for $24 million in cash; the deal closed in January, 2017 and WBT AM/FM, WLNK-FM and WFNZ-AM joined Entercom. On August 3, 2017, Entercom announced the purchase of a 45% stake in Cadence13, a startup that handles ad sales and distribution for podcasts, including Pod Save America, Recode Decode and The Tony Kornheiser Show. On February 2, 2017, Entercom announced; the purchase will give Entercom operations in 23 of the top 25 markets, make it the second-largest owner of radio stations in the United States, behind only iHeartMedia. The company shut down KDND in Sacramento and returned its license to the FCC, with its programming moved to sister station KUDL; the FCC had designated that the renewal of KDND's license would be subject to a hearing over allegations it had failed to operate in the public interest.
On September 26, 2017, KSOQ-FM, WGGI and KSWD were sold to the Educational Media Foundation. KSWD and WGGI affiliated with the EMF's K-Love Christian music network, KSOQ with its Air1 network. In order to comply with federal ownership caps, Entercom stated that it would divest at least 15 stations. On November 1, 2017, Entercom announced a settlement with the Department of Justice, which allowed their merger with CBS Radio; the company announced a series of asset exchange agreements with iHeartMedia and Beasley Broadcast Group in Boston, Seattle and Chattanooga. On November 9, 2017, the FCC gave the final approval needed for the Entercom merger by granting two 6-month waivers for market station limits in Miami and San Francisco; the merger occurred at midnight on November 17, 2017. That day, Entercom would switch WBMP/New York to alternative; this would be followed up by
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Kazakhstan Tennis Federation is the governing body for professional and amateur tennis in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan Tennis Federation operates all of the Kazakhstani national representative tennis sides, including the Kazakhstan Davis Cup team, the Kazakhstan Fed Cup team and youth sides as well. KTF is responsible for organizing and hosting tennis tournaments within Kazakhstan and scheduling the home international fixtures. Main projects – children tennis development in Kazakhstan, Team Kazakhstan, tennis development in regions, certification program for coaches in Kazakhstan, training program for referees, tennis development among amateurs. Bulat Utemuratov is a President of Tennis Federation of Kazakhstan since 2007. Head office is located in capital of Kazakhstan. Out of 14 regions in Kazakhstan, Federation has 12 branches, not counting two main cities Nur-Sultan and Almaty; the project called the Team Kazakhstan was founded by the President of Tennis Federation of Kazakhstan Bulat Utemuratov on June 1, 2008.
This project was aimed at training prospective tennis players in Kazakhstan to increase their skills. The main aim of the academy is to train prospective players of national teams for the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup tournaments; the project implies the tennis academy providing players with all conditions including participating in tournaments on the international and republican scale, training by world top specialists, educating and meals costs, medical care and social adaptation. Education is not pushed to the sidelines in process of training as it is essential part for making up of full-fledged human personality. In 2011, the Team Kazakhstan involved a famous Spanish academy the Tennis Val which trained Marat Safin, Dinara Safina, Igor Andreev, David Ferrer; the Tennis Federation diversifying all areas aims to attract different specialists in order to provide our players with the best that exist in today’s world tennis and to maximize opportunities and resources in the academy. The settled aim of the Federation remains the same.
It is highest achievements of the sports players of Kazakhstan on the world tennis arena