“I am very pleased to report that 2012 was another year of great progress in our efforts to make Entercom a more environmentally sustainable organization and reduce our impact on the planet. Our major emphasis was on reducing our power consumption and we implemented a number of tactics to cut our energy use. One example of this is MDCL technology, which enables AM transmitters to operate more efficiently. Using MDCL, we reduced our power use on WWKB-AM in Buffalo by about 19% and are now in the process of implementing this technology in several of our other markets. We also completed one of the country’s largest broadcasting solar power generation facilities at KEZW in Denver which covers about 85% of that station’s energy needs.
In 2012, we also continued our work with a number of leading environmental organizations across the country. We made a $1 million grant of ad time and public affairs programming to The Wilderness Society to launch a campaign featuring Dave Matthews, Betty White and Wendie Malick. The campaign won the 2012 Gold MarCom Award. We also continued to participate in the EarthShare giving campaign and have now cumulatively raised over $425,000 to support environmental organizations across the country. And in addition, we celebrated Earth Day by working with Conservation International to conserve 230 acres of important habitat for China’s great pandas.
Finally, many thanks to Jaimie Field, our Sustainability Champions and the Environmental Task Force for their outstanding leadership and all of their efforts to make Entercom a greener company. I also want to salute the entire Entercom team for everything each of you is doing to make our world cleaner, healthier and more sustainable. Thanks to all of you, we are making a difference.”