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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dave Mason and KUSI Team Helping Helen Woodward

By Joe Nelson

   Dave Mason, Sunny 98.1 morning drive host, will once again be back at KUSI on this Sunday raising money and awareness for The Helen Woodward Animal Center.

   Dave and several personalities from KUSI will be on from 11am-3pm  for 'The Hope Telethon'.

   Dave will be scheduled to be along side Allie Wagner, Lisa Remillard, Elizabeth Alvarez and Dave Scott.

   Mason has been a part of this telethon since 2000.

More info HERE

From Helen Woodward:

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County that has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 40 years. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, our nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals.

We are a no-kill facility that receives no government funding and relies heavily on tax-deductible contributions from private donors to continue our life-saving mission.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Entercom Press Release

By Joe Nelson

From Entercom:

BALA CYNWYD, PA – November 17, 2017 – Entercom Communications Corp. (“Entercom”) (NYSE: ETM) today announced that it has completed its merger with CBS Radio Inc. (“CBS Radio”), creating a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the top two radio broadcasters in the country. Entercom is now the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. With a nationwide footprint of 235 stations, Entercom will engage over 100 million people weekly with a premier collection of highly-rated, award-winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events.

“We are thrilled to officially close our transformational merger with CBS Radio and welcome their talented employees and iconic brands to Entercom,” said David Field, Entercom’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to capitalizing on our unique positions in sports, news, music, podcasting, live events, digital and more to provide outstanding experiences for our listeners and compelling integrated marketing opportunities for our advertisers. We now have the scale and capabilities to drive meaningful growth and to compete more effectively with other media for a larger share of advertising dollars. We also look forward to helping to elevate the Radio industry, which remains massively undervalued by advertisers despite having emerged as America’s #1 Reach medium, delivering outstanding ROI to customers.”

About Entercom Communications Corp.

Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 100 million people each week through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this report are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements usually relate to future events and anticipated revenues, earnings, cash flows or other aspects of our operations or operating results. Forward-looking statements are often identified by the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “intend,” “foresee,” “should,” “projects,” “would,” “will,” “could,” “may,” “estimate,” “outlook” and similar expressions, including the negative thereof. The absence of these words, however, does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, beliefs and assumptions concerning future developments and business conditions and their potential effect on us. While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we anticipate.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, risks associated with tax liabilities, or changes in U.S. federal tax laws or interpretations to which they are subject; risks that the new businesses will not be integrated successfully or that the combined companies will not realize estimated cost savings, value of certain tax assets, synergies and growth or that such benefits may take longer to realize than expected; failure to realize anticipated benefits of the combined operations; risks relating to unanticipated costs of integration; the impact of consummation of the transaction on relationships with third parties, including advertiser clients, employees and competitors; a decline in advertising revenue and the seasonality of advertising revenue; intense competition in the broadcast radio and media distribution industries; impact on advertising rates and revenues due to technological changes and failure to timely or appropriately respond to such changes; ability to attract new and retain existing advertiser clients in the manner anticipated; increases in or new royalties; high fixed costs; ability to hire and retain key personnel; failure to protect our intellectual property; availability of sources of funding on favorable terms or at all; changes in legislation or governmental regulations affecting the companies; economic, social or political conditions that could adversely affect the companies or their advertiser clients; conditions in the credit markets; and risks associated with assumptions the parties make in connection with the parties’ critical accounting estimates and legal proceedings.

All of our forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties (some of which are significant or beyond our control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect the parties’ businesses, including those described in the Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) by Entercom Communications Corp. (“Entercom”), CBS Corporation (“CBS”) (to the extent they relate to CBS Radio Inc. (“CBS Radio”) and its relevant subsidiaries) and CBS Radio. We wish to caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any of our forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

And it is 103.7

By Joe Nelson

   I am waiting for the official press release, but KSON's Greg Raneiri shirt says it all!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Letter from the Editor

By Joe Nelson
   If you have been following along, you know I have put much of my focus and efforts to being with my dad (I called him pops) as he was battling the end stages of Emphysema/COPD. He was sent home from a long hospital stay a couple months ago and vowed never to return to a hospital bed. It was his wish to finish out his life in his home, with his expansive yard, eight chickens, gardens and family.

   This week pops, Darrel Nelson, passed away peacefully at the age of 82. His wishes were met. He was in his home, comfortable, and with family at his side. He is on his way to see mom, his high school sweetheart and bride for nearly 60 years Carol who passed away in 2015.

   Pops had one heck of a great life. Born on a farm in Illinois, his family moved out to San Diego in the 1950's. His brother Spencer was a Captain for PSA and was one of the souls who perished in the 1978 crash over North Park. Uncle Spencer tried with all his might to save that airliner, but it was just too much.

   Pops retired as a master machinist from SDG&E, being the hard worker he was his entire life, even dating back to the farm, he missed working almost immediately. He was hired part time at a local machine shop. He didn't need the money, he needed his hands and head to stay busy. He was your prototypical working man. Always happy and always positive, even to his last day he could talk to us, he knew the end was near, answering the question of "Pops- how are you?" with a "Fine.. fine!". Optimist til the end.

   Pops is no doubt in a better place now. With mom, dancing at the Sock-Hop just as they did as a young couple. Dad is fabricating something on the lathe for someone up there and they are now together forever.

   Having said this, SanDiegoRadio is set to return to full steam ahead. I can now shift my focus back to the radio scene.

   Many of you have called, messaged me sending your support. I appreciate all of you. I needed that. Thank you!

I will close with a few photos that hope to tell its own story about pops.
 Mom & Dad
 Dad loved to make people laugh

 Carol & Darrel
 Me and pops
 One of my favorite photos of pops
 This Summer we all went to Disneyland

Goodbye Pops- Tell mom I said hi