CBS Radio will merge into Entercom Communications Corp in a deal announced Thursday by Entercom and CBS Corp.
The deal, subject to regulatory approvals and a vote by Entercom's board, is expected to close in the second half of the year. Operating under the Entercom brand, the combined company will have 244 stations, including four in Baltimore.
CBS Radio owns Baltimore sports stations WJZ-AM 1300 and WJZ-FM 105.7 "The Fan," adult contemporary station WLIF-FM 101.9 and top 40 station WWMX-FM 106.5, according to the company's website.
Entercom does not own stations in Maryland.
Entercom President and CEO David J. Field will lead the combined...