iHeart Target Listing May 1st RIFs

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  • The importance of May 1st as iHeart’s Target List date.
  • What does iHeart know that their employees do not about these RIFs.
  • The two jobs likely to receive the most pink slips.
  • A third group that is quaking in their shoes that they may also be included in this “target list”. And it’s a better than 50% chance they will.
  • The down low on severance.
  • 7 divisions – we name them – that are likely to be sold off.
  • What iHeart will most definitely keep once they pair it down.
  • A new, radical look to iHeart’s radio operations.
  • How an iHeart employee is likely to be spared from RIFs – the litmus test.

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Carpet Bombing iHeart Regionals

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  • Why lots of people who think they are safe will be out of a job in many other iHeart markets by the end of the year.
  • Just days ago, another market was carpet bombed by iHeart but it was done under the radar (until now).
  • The four most vulnerable jobs at iHeart for similar sneak-attacks on markets.
  • And engineering is only one of the four surprises.
  • If you’re a voice tracker of other stations, are you safe?
  • A new meaning to satellite radio.
  • Brutal non-competes

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Mary Berner’s Departure

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  • What’s the expiration date of Mary Berner as CEO of Cumulus.
  • Why has Mary Berner made so few changes to such a troubled radio group – what’s up with that puzzling strategy.
  • The big and surprising changes the Cumulus board has in store for the company.
  • How much damage in terms of layoffs and firings will Mary have done before she departs.
  • Who the next CEO could be – hint: not Lew.
  • The one last hope for remaining Cumulus employees should Mary Berner get to complete her mission.

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What Happens To CBS Radio Now

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  • Layoff plans for a company that will only have its radio revenue to run on.
  • The one red flag that could get you fired at CBS Radio.
  • Scott Herman – does he stay, does he go?
  • How the CBS news stations face a threat they never had before.
  • Talent drain or just stay and complain – the options on the table for shell shocked CBS employees.
  • How programming is already eroding.
  • The most realistic timeframe for the CBS Radio spinoff to happen.
  • Andre Fernandez – does he stay with the smaller, less profitable CBS Radio group or make way for a seasoned radio exec?
  • Dan Mason – would he, could he return for a third tour of duty once the spinoff occurs. Here’s your answer.

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iHeart’s Pre-Pack Bankruptcy Revealed

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Breaking Up iHeart

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iHeart Racing To Lockup Talent Deals Early

  • Why lockup your talent for the future in a company that has no future?
  • What are Pittman and Bressler up to now? Just trying to be nice guys?
  • What talent should know before they get into bed long-term with iHeart.
  • How iHeart’s coming talent lockup affects Cumulus – yes, Cumulus.
  • How many long-term contracts is iHeart looking frantically to re-sign.
  • How far in advance of expiring contracts will they start re-negotiating.

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