ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS CORP false 0001067837 0001067837 2020-03-09 2020-03-09

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 9, 2020

 

ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS CORP.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Pennsylvania

 

001-14461

 

23-1701044

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

2400 Market Street, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

19103

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (610) 660-5610

(Former Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbols

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock, par value $.01 per share

 

ETM

 

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 


Item 4.01. Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant

(a)    Dismissal of Previous Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

On March 9, 2020, Entercom Communications Corp. (the “Company”), following an evaluation of audit fees and costs and at the direction of the Audit Committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the Board of Directors of the Company, chose not to renew the engagement of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), which was then serving as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. The Company notified PwC on March 9, 2020 that it would be dismissed as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. The decision to change independent registered public accounting firms was approved by the Audit Committee.

PwC’s reports on the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles.

During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 and the subsequent interim period through March 9, 2020, there were (i) no disagreements, within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Regulation S-K”), and the related instructions thereto, with PwC on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of PwC, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in connection with its reports, and (ii) no reportable events within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions thereto.

The Company has provided PwC with the disclosures under this Item 4.01(a), and has requested PwC to furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the statements made by the Company in this Item 4.01(a) and, if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of PwC’s letter, dated March 13, 2020, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

(b) Appointment of New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

With the approval of the Audit Committee, on March 9, 2020, the Company appointed Grant Thornton LLP (“Grant Thornton”) as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, effective upon dismissal of PwC on March 9, 2020. During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the subsequent interim period through March 9, 2020, neither the Company nor anyone acting on its behalf has consulted with Grant Thornton regarding any of the matters described in Items 304(a)(2)(i) and (ii) of Regulation S-K.

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Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit
No.

   

Exhibit

         
 

16.1

   

Letter from PwC, dated March 13, 2020.

         
 

104

   

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the XBRL file)

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Entercom Communications Corp.

         

 

By:

 

/s/ Richard J. Schmaeling

 

 

Richard J. Schmaeling

 

 

Executive Vice President

Dated: March 13, 2020

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