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Entercom Talent Fee Scam

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  • How Entercom keeps endorsement and talent fees
  • So bad, some managers refuse to go along
  • Most talent get screwed but here’s how the shrewd ones push back
  • Entercom got caught but here’s the radio group that has the best talent fee arrangement – you want to work for these people.

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            Draconian Cumulus Non-Competes

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            New Name, People, Policies for Post-Berner Cumulus

            Townsquare – Looking for a Buyer

            New Warning About Entercom          

            Leaked Cumulus Vital Statistics

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Draconian Cumulus Non-Competes

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  • What has now changed about how Cumulus handles employees who want to flea the bankrupt company
  • The unfair advantage they are putting employees in.
  • New delay tactics they’re using – from actual cases
  • Surprise!  The one radio group that has stopped its restrictive non-competes
  • Even if you’re taking a job 1,000 miles away, Cumulus has a plan to stop you – here it is.

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            Secret Cox, iHeart & Cumulus Sales Arrangement

            New Name, People, Policies for Post-Berner Cumulus

            Townsquare – Looking for a Buyer 

            New Warning About Entercom

            Leaked Cumulus Vital Statistics

            The Fight for Control of Cumulus      

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Cumulus Unhinged

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  • How new 1st quarter pacing figures could blow up the Cumulus bankruptcy
  • Only 8 out of 90 markets are pacing up – here’s the list. And no, the market managers are not getting a bonus.
  • Why vendors are now refusing to do business with Cumulus causing major disruption.
  • With revenue down, the cutbacks are already beginning – the latest.
  • Why major revenue producers are defecting and where.
  • The competitor looking to take advantage of the Cumulus bankruptcy by targeting and poaching their best salespeople. Here’s who to contact.

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            Secret Cox, iHeart & Cumulus Sales Arrangement

            New Name, People, Policies for Post-Berner Cumulus

            Townsquare – Looking for a Buyer

            New Warning About Entercom

            Leaked Cumulus Vital Statistics

            The Fight for Control of Cumulus

            Beasley & Entercom Debt Bombs          

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Secret Cox, iHeart & Cumulus Sales Arrangement

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  • How one seller puts major billing on his two competitors
  • Year after year – under the radar
  • Who pays sales commissions
  • Why they want to keep it quiet
  • Will salesperson sharing spread to other markets

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            New Name, People, Policies for Post-Berner Cumulus

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            New Warning About Entercom

            Leaked Cumulus Vital Statistics

            The Fight for Control of Cumulus

            Beasley & Entercom Debt Bombs

            Alpha’s Quiet Takeover           

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New Name, People, Policies for Post-Berner Cumulus

  • The new name – Don’t believe Lew Dickey is going to make a serious run at a hostile takeover?  He’s already got the new name.  Cumulus is so gone. 
  • New COO – Dickey’s role should he succeed at regaining the company he founded will not be running everyday operations.  In the past Lew was let down by some of the people he trusted.  Now meet the new COO. 
  • Who gets fired – Buying Cumulus back to have the same people who helped ruin it stay on is not something Lew Dickey is about to do.  Here are the big wigs who are going to get fired. 
  • Which policies will change – For sellers, will Engage be in their future?  For programmers, will programming continue to be centralized or local?  For market managers, will they report to regional VPs, directly to new management or some new arrangement?  The answers are here.

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