In this week’s issue… Cumulus Sales: What’s Next – Cox finds a buyer – Toronto’s JAZZ.FM gets a new board – Remembering LI’s Ottone, WFMU’s Burns, WJIB’s Mehrman

By SCOTT FYBUSH

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*Well, that was a Wednesday shocker, wasn’t it? As you read in our NERW Extra – and in the rest of the industry press, too – Cumulus’ surprise news that it was selling several big signals, including NEW YORK‘s WPLJ (95.5), to EMF and then swapping several others, including clustermate WNSH (94.7 NASH FM) to Entercom, was probably the biggest seismic jolt to the radio business since Entercom’s purchase of CBS Radio.

We start this week’s (slightly holiday-delayed) regular edition of NERW by unpacking some of the details of the deal, including Entercom’s plan to rework the 94.7 signals, the future of the “NASH” branding and what might (or might not) be next on the block for Cumulus.

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