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Volume 26 No. 209
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Entercom Could Shift Majority Of Francesa's Focus To Digital Content

Mike Francesa and WFAN's parent company, Entercom, have "contemplated moving the majority of his content to Radio.com with a small amount remaining on WFAN," according to sources cited by Andrew Marchand of the N.Y. POST. Francesa "could still have a daily presence" on radio but potentially would be there for "much less than three hours, instead shifting his time to his Radio.com's digital presence." Entercom's goal with Radio.com does "align in taking Francesa's digital rights." They are "trying to grow Radio.com even more and hoping Francesa's legacy can help bring more people to its advertiser-supported platform." It is "uncertain ... whether Francesa will still have the same level of appeal if he is not mostly associated with WFAN." If he is "just an online offering -- even one much more easy to access -- it may not hold that same sentimental tug" (N.Y. POST, 9/4). Francesa said that yesterday's sale of his "Mike's On" app "has no immediate effect on his WFAN situation." He said, "Nothing has changed" (NEWSDAY, 9/4).