KYW Newsradio Will be on FM Dial for the First Time Ever

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KYW Newsradio has been around for more than 50 years, but never on the FM dial.

That’s changing in a few weeks following a big swap between Entercom and another company.

Details from Jeff Blumenthal at the Philadelphia Business Journal:

“For the first time in its 55-year history, KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) will be simulcast on the FM dial after parent company Entercom Communications Corp. completed a station swap with Silver Spring, Maryland-based Urban One. The news station will begin broadcasting Nov. 23 on what is now hip hop formatted WPHI (103.9 FM).

As part of the deal involving WPHI, Entercom also added Hot 104.1 (WHHL-FM) in St. Louis and 980 The Team (WTEM-AM) in Washington D.C. In exchange, it gave Urban One all of its stations in Charlotte, North Carolina — 107.9 The Link (WLNK-FM), News Talk 1100 & 99.3 WBT (WBT-AM/FM) and WFNZ (WFNZ-AM).”

Well ain’t that something? You’re now gonna be able to get “traffic on the twos” up in Bucks County, where the AM signal was pretty crappy. Same for Burlington County over in Jersey.

Now we’re gonna send it over to Matt Leon, with sports.

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