Think Twice Before Working For This Emerging Radio Group

It’s not Clear Channel.

Not Cumulus.

Not the usual suspects.

I’m concerned about the growing number of second-tier consolidators who are buying up radio stations.

They seem to be no better than the evil owners operating right out of the Clear Channel/Cumulus playbook.

Today, I feel compelled to put one of these companies on the “Watch List”.

Use caution.

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  1. Of all the emerging radio groups, which one may be the most dangerous to your career if stability, respect and fair pay matter to you.
  2. Firing at a Clear Channel pace.
  3. EEOC lawsuits.
  4. More than 75% management turnover.
  5. Commission cuts and fears that managers making over a certain amount of money are being targeted for cut.

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Clownsquare’s IPO

What is dumber than buying Townsquare stock at $11 a share?

Glad you asked.

Clown, clown – everywhere a clown.

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  1. Pandora’s plan to steal more radio revenue.
  2. Clear Channel’s answer to the shitty Townsquare IPO.
  3. The scary future of iHeartRadio.
  4. All about Weezie Kramer.
  5. How Townsquare will pay for its underperforming IPO.

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Entercom’s David Field Suspended For 1 Week

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Radio in the Digital Age (FREE VIDEO)

I thought you might like to hear my comments about the challenges and opportunities for radio in the digital age as I addressed Michael Harrison’s Talkers Conference in New York.

In the video, I distinguish between what radio is doing wrong to attract younger listeners and how to change the way we talk to young audiences many of whom are already in the money demo.

The video was recorded in New York City by our friend Art Vuolo.  Thanks to Michael for his gracious invitation to tackle one of radio’s most important issues.

The video begins with an introduction by Sean Hannity.

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Greedy Bastards Killing Radio Rates

They can’t make their quarterly numbers so they don’t want you to make yours.

An orchestrated plan.

Secretly tested in the last three weeks of June.

Thanks to moles familiar with this tactic first hand who are now safely in our Witness Protection Program we know how they are making revenue appear out of thin air at the expense of their competitors.

I’m exposing the greedy bastards because this really will hurt radio.

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  1. How it worked in beta testing.
  2. The new take anything attitude spreading to infect solid radio markets.
  3. Most effective way competitors can foil this kind of rate killing.
  4. A big advertiser caught in the act of prostituting radio rates thanks to Clear Channel.
  5. The ad agencies that now specialize in driving radio rates down in markets everywhere.
  6. Worse yet, even good radio companies are getting desperate – we out them, too.

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