Citadel On Death Row

Citadel CEO Farid "Fagreed" Suleman will become a D-lister on March 6th.

That's when The New York Stock Exchange will delist Citadel and basically relegate it to some type of over-the-counter trading.

This is major.

If you're a Citadel shareholder, my sympathies. What took you so long to realize what has been unfolding for years?

The big question for everyone else is -- what will happen to Citadel now.

Just a little context -- first.

Citadel was warned by the NYSE that it faced delisting after its stock dropped to below the $1 per share threshold last Fall. The NYSE does not condone penny stocks&hellip

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Citadel On Death Row

Citadel CEO Farid "Fagreed" Suleman will become a D-lister on March 6th.

That's when The New York Stock Exchange will delist Citadel and basically relegate it to some type of over-the-counter trading.

This is major.

If you're a Citadel shareholder, my sympathies. What took you so long to realize what has been unfolding for years?

The big question for everyone else is -- what will happen to Citadel now.

Just a little context -- first.

Citadel was warned by the NYSE that it faced delisting after its stock dropped to below the $1 per share threshold last Fall. The NYSE does not condone penny stocks&hellip

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The Right Way To Fire A Radio Employee

The other night while President Obama was speaking to the nation before a joint session of Congress about the troubled U.S. economy, he praised a corporate executive for his unselfishness.

Listen up Fagreed, Marky Mark Mays, Slogan Hogan, Tricky Dickey, David Field and the other CEOs who make up the big eight Octobombs we call radio consolidators.

In his speech, President Obama gave praise to a corporate executive who shared his multi-million dollar bonuses with his employees and former employees.

Can you imagine anyone in radio sharing even a $50 bill with a present or past employee?

That got me to thinking&hellip

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The Right Way To Fire A Radio Employee

The other night while President Obama was speaking to the nation before a joint session of Congress about the troubled U.S. economy, he praised a corporate executive for his unselfishness.

Listen up Fagreed, Marky Mark Mays, Slogan Hogan, Tricky Dickey, David Field and the other CEOs who make up the big eight Octobombs we call radio consolidators.

In his speech, President Obama gave praise to a corporate executive who shared his multi-million dollar bonuses with his employees and former employees.

Can you imagine anyone in radio sharing even a $50 bill with a present or past employee?

That got me to thinking&hellip

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The Local Radio Crisis

There is disturbing new research out that confirms what we have all feared -- that as consolidators move away from purely local radio, listeners become more dissatisfied.

I say disturbing because the study I am about to mention was taken before the recent move by radio consolidators to further blur the line between local personalities, shows and news and national syndication ("Repeater Radio").

Michael Saffran, one of our radio brethren and an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology conducted the research with 830 in-tab respondents in Binghamton,&hellip

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The Local Radio Crisis

There is disturbing new research out that confirms what we have all feared -- that as consolidators move away from purely local radio, listeners become more dissatisfied.

I say disturbing because the study I am about to mention was taken before the recent move by radio consolidators to further blur the line between local personalities, shows and news and national syndication ("Repeater Radio").

Michael Saffran, one of our radio brethren and an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology conducted the research with 830 in-tab respondents in Binghamton,&hellip

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Cumulus on the Brink

As Morningstar stock rating service puts it "We think Cumulus' debt burden leaves shareholders at risk of total loss".

The rating service gives Cumulus one star (out of five) -- their worst rating.

But Cumulus isn't the only radio consolidator standing at the great abyss.

Most of them are.

The question is not whether these groups will go bankrupt because they are already trading as a bankrupt stock.

What's of interest is -- can they avoid dissolution?

Can consolidators find a way out in the worst economy since the Great Depression?

How much more collateral damage will there be as far as&hellip

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