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This profile covers the US Entercom radio group, the fifth largest US radio station chain but dwarfed by competitors such as Clear (1,200 plus stations) and CBS's Infinity.

Entercom is based in Bala Cynwyd (Pennsylvania) and has multi-station FM radio operations with leading positions in markets that include Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento, Kansas City and Longview/Kelso.

It is controlled by the Field family (founder David Field was a former Assistant US Attorney). Entercom almost doubled in size during 1999 when it acquired 43 stations from Sinclair Broadcasting Group for about US$825 million.


There have been no major independent studies of Entercom.