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EVERGREEN MEDIA CORPORATION PURCHASES THIRD CHICAGO RADIO STATION

 IRVING, Texas, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Media Corporation (NASDAQ: EVGM) today announced it had agreed to purchase radio station WWBZ-FM, Chicago, from Major Broadcasting, Inc. WWBZ is known in Chicago as "The Blaze".
 Scott K. Ginsburg, chairman and chief executive officer of Evergreen Media Corporation stated, "Evergreen Media currently owns and operates two Chicago radio stations -- WLUP-AM and WLUP-FM -- which program to a male-oriented rock audience. The addition of The Blaze, a successful, music intensive rock radio station, will substantially enhance our presence in the Chicago marketplace."
 The purchase price for the station, other assets including receivables associated with the station, and a local marketing agreement will be approximately $32 million.
 According to Mr. Ginsburg, "The Blaze will not change format or its on-air personalities. Evergreen's current management team at WLUP-AM and WLUP-FM will be responsible for the day to day management tasks associated with operating The Blaze."
 The purchase agreement is subject to approval by the F.C.C. It is expected that the purchase will close later in the Fall. WWBZ-FM is located at 103.5 MHz on the FM dial. The format is an album-oriented rock station.
 "Evergreen Media and Major Broadcasting also have agreed to enter into a Local Marketing Agreement (L.M.A.) prior to Evergreen's purchase of The Blaze," Mr. Ginsburg stated. "Evergreen will be responsible for providing the entertainment programming and in conjunction with this effort also will handle the sales and marketing of The Blaze prior to acquisition later this year." The L.M.A. will be effective immediately.
 Evergreen Media Corporation owns and operates: KKBT-FM (Los Angeles); WLUP-AM/FM (Chicago); KMEL-FM (San Francisco); WTOP-AM and WASH-FM (Washington, D.C.); KTRH-AM and KLOL-FM (Houston); WVCG-AM (Coral Gables/Miami); WKBQ-FM and KASP-AM (St. Louis); and, WAPE-FM and WFYV-FM (Jacksonville, Fla.).
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 /CONTACT: Scott K. Ginsburg of Evergreen Media Corporation, 214-869-9020/
 (EVGM)


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