In connection with this settlement, Entercom has entered into an exchange agreement with Bonneville International under which Entercom will exchange four stations in Denver (KOSI-FM, KYGO-FM, KKFN-FM and KEPN-AM) to Bonneville for Classic Rock station KSWD, The Sound, in Los Angeles and $5 million in additional consideration. As a result of these two transactions, Entercom will be entering four new markets: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and San Diego.
With Tuesday’s announcement, Entercom has named:
- Doug Abernethy as the VP/GM of Entercom Miami
- Mike Fowler as VP/GM of Entercom Atlanta
- Bob Bollinger as VP/GM of Entercom San Diego
- Peter Burton as VP/GM of Entercom Los Angeles.
In Denver where Entercom will be adding three new stations to its lineup as a result of the acquisition, Entercom announced that Amy Griesheimer will continue to lead Entercom Denver in her role as Vice President/General Manager. Kramer commented, “Amy has been a tremendous leader for Entercom Denver and we know her experience, leadership and vision will continue to drive ratings, revenue and audience engagement for our stations in Denver.”
A passionate advocate for the radio industry, Bolinger is involved with many local charities and professional organizations including the San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego.
Fowler is a seasoned media executive who has served as a President/Market Manager, Vice President/General Manager, Director of Sales and Local Sales Manager with several radio companies. Most recently, Fowler served as Director of Sales at ESPN Chicago.
While there, Burton was responsible for the local, national and new business operations of all three Lincoln Financial stations. A New York native, Burton began his 20-year media career in New York, where he spent 13 years in sales and management.
Griesheimer has been with Entercom since 2002. During her 26-year career, Griesheimer has held various positions, including Local Sales Manager, Sales Manager, Vice President, Director of Sales, General Manager and Market Manager. Griesheimer was a Radio Wayne award finalist in 2000 and 2010.