In this week’s issue… Last of the Forever markets realigns – VT Public seeks new leader – Wier back in Boston – Celtics stay on the Hub – Maine honors Hall of Famers
By SCOTT FYBUSH
*It’s been almost exactly a year since Seven Mountains Media announced the $17 million purchase of 34 radio stations in western PENNSYLVANIA from Forever, moving those signals from Kerby Confer’s ownership to the company controlled by his wife, Judith, and his daughter, Kristin Cantrell.
Over the last few months, we’ve chronicled the transitions Seven Mountains has made to the stations it acquired in State College, Altoona, Johnstown and Lebanon – and now we can fill in the last of the blanks as Seven Mountains finishes its shuffling with a major rearrangement of the Forever cluster that makes up most of the commercial radio dial along I-79 between Erie and Pittsburgh.
This last set of changes (at least for now) follows closely on the pattern of Seven Mountains’ other acquisitions: Forever’s news-talk formats are gone, replaced by several of the new owner’s own signature brands, mostly tracked from outside the market. Here’s how it plays out:
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It’s the annual Tower Site Calendar!
This is the 23rd edition of our popular wall calendar, featuring gorgeous full-color photos of tower and transmitter sites from around the country, and sometimes the world. Our photos capture the sites throughout the day and throughout the year.
This makes a great gift for the tower enthusiast in your life — or a special treat for yourself!
Because it’s not yet off the press, we’re offering a pre-production price of $20. Once the calendar is printed, the price will go up to our regular price of $21.
Don’t wait – order yours today!
We have the Radio Historian’s Calendar again this year, too. There are only 25 in stock and they sell fast, so don’t wait to order.