Format Flips Are Alarmingly Increasing

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  • The reason owners now want more format changes and less brand building.
  • What happens to all the “brand managers” that are multiplying like cockroaches under consolidated owners.
  • They’ve been practicing on AM stations that don’t matter to them until now – what it will look like as FM formats do more flipping.
  • The fate of morning shows, old school PDs and which current formats will remain “protected brands”.

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Townsquare Crushing iHeart in Miller Kaplans

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  • Mistakes iHeart made to let tiny Townsquare clean their clock in radio revenue.
  • How Townsquare is killing it in Miller Kaplans in face-to-face radio ad competition with big consolidators – aren’t they supposed to be a Digital First company?
  • THEIR SECRET SAUCE: the surprising moves that advertisers are eating up (and very stealable).
  • What iHeart is going to do to stop pipsqueak competitors from out billing them.

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Ex-Audacy San Diego Employees Tell All

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  • New fallout after the 28th employee since 2018 exited last week.
  • Self-inflicted moves to hurt revenue documented.
  • Toxic F-word workplace accusations (among others) aimed at employees – reportedly uttered in public.
  • Allegations about manipulating sales commissions.

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Sellers Are Virtually Giving Away Their Stations

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  • How about 4 radio stations including 2 FMs sold for cash you could probably raise in less than 30 days – it happened again.
  • Today’s current REAL value of an FM station – but with 4 hurdles that must be met first.
  • The way desperate sellers are structuring deals to unload unwanted stations (and yes, we’re talking FM stations too).
  • For sellers who can’t find a buyer, their outrageous plan to shrink the stations.

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Ex-Employee Outs Abusive Workplace at Audacy

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  • Damn! Radio employees are finally fighting back -- one forced out Audacy seller exposing alleged verbal abuse in this memo to none other than David Field himself – his reaction.
  • Direct quotes including the actual abusive language used against employees in emails distributed to staff. (Can Russia delete them otherwise Audacy is caught red handed on their server).
  • What an account exec claims she was forced to do to placate her market manager’s ego.
  • iHeart, don’t laugh – some of YOUR employees are now quitting faster than you can fire them too, details.

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